Last year we submitted a bid with partners, which include Birmingham Children’s Hospital, to provide 0-25yrs mental health services in Birmingham. The partnership is called Forward Thinking Birmingham.
The Forward Thinking partnership has now been named as the preferred bidder.
This is really significant news for us. Alongside being more efficient and transforming our services, a key part of the approach to meeting our financial challenges is to seek appropriate opportunities to grow and expand what we do both within and outside of Worcestershire (our SMARTER programme). It is also significant for us to be working alongside an organisation with an international reputation in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, as well as the other organisations which make up this innovative and exciting partnership.
Forward Thinking Birmingham partnership includes:
We now wait to be formally awarded the contract, but in the meantime will be involved in developing an action plan for how we make this happen so that the service can go live as soon as possible. Click here for more information