The other 11 learning sites are in Bristol; Croydon; City & Hackney; Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield; North Hampshire; Bradford & Airedale; Manchester; Shropshire; Staffordshire; Swindon; and Wakefield.
Being a Building Health Partnerships learning site involves designing and being part of a learning programme to maximise the potential of collaboration between Dudley CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) and local voluntary and community and social enterprise organisations to improve health in local communities.
The Building Health Partnerships programme aims to:
- Assist CCGs to realise their aspirations for truly meaningful engagement with patients, carers and their communities;
- Enable the building of trust and mutual understanding between voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and CCGs;
- Enable senior staff in CCGs and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to take key leadership roles in responding to the challenges of transforming health commissioning and delivery of improved health outcomes through cross-sector collaboration;
- Develop and implement local programmes of intervention for more effective engagement of the VCSE sector in health commissioning and delivery of improved health outcomes; and
- Facilitate the sharing of innovative models of effective working and successful approaches to clinical commissioning thus enabling the spread of best practice.
The Building Health Partnerships Programme is supported by the NHS Commissioning Board and delivered jointly with NAVCA (National Association of Voluntary and Community Action), SEUK (Social Enterprise UK) and IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research). Building Health Partnerships leads on from a successful pilot Health Commissioning Improvement Programme delivered by SEUK and IVAR.