This is our fourth update for stakeholders on how our merger is progressing. In this edition we look at our clinical vision, how our executive and non-executive director posts are progressing, and the vision, values and objectives of the merged organisation.
We also share our summary full business case.
With the year coming to a close and as we look towards new beginnings, we’d like to share the outcome of our vote for the name of our merged trust.
During autumn, we asked staff to choose and now that we have counted in the votes, we thought we would share with you the overwhelming winning choice…
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
This will be the name we will adopt when our merger completes.
To announce the name, we’ve created a heart-warming, festive poem, featuring some of our amazing staff.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with this process, and we look forward to starting the New Year progressing the next steps of our merger journey.
Mark Axcell has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust following a recruitment process.
Mark, who is the current Chief Executive at Dudley and Walsall, will take up the joint post at the beginning of January 2020, supporting both trusts through the next phase of their merger plans and beyond.
Jeremy Vanes, Chair of both trusts said: “In Mark we have a leader who will drive us forward as we come together and work towards becoming an outstanding organisation. I look forward to continuing our work with him to help shape the future of the Trust.”
Jeremy continues: “Lesley Writtle current Chief Executive of Black Country Partnership has announced her intention to retire after over 40 years in the NHS. I’d like to express my gratitude and thanks to Lesley for her strong leadership and she will most definitely be missed, and I would like to wish her every success for her retirement.”
On his appointment to the role, Mark Axcell said: “It is with immense pride that I have accepted the position of Chief Executive for the merged Trust. It’s such an exciting time to be leading the two organisations towards our merger and I look forward to working with all staff and partners to deliver the best possible health care for the communities we serve.”
In December, both trusts submitted the Full Business Case to regulators for the planned merger which will see the creation of one single provider for mental health and learning disability services across the Black Country and community healthcare services for families and children in Dudley.
This is our third update for stakeholders on how our merger is progressing. In this edition we look at how our clinical divisions will be structured, how we are developing our clinical vision and how we are engaging our staff on our journey.
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMH) and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) and are delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Vanes as their Chair.
Continue reading “Chair in Common appointed”
This is our second update for stakeholders on how our merger is progressing. In this edition we look at our timeline in more detail and some of our work with staff around how we developing our organisation moving forward.
Stakeholder News, August 2019
We have developed a regular update for stakeholders providing an update on how our plans are progressing. This edition looks at progress against our plans, Trust Board appointment process and a spotlight on joint working.
Stakeholder News, July 2019
As we begin the new financial year, we’d like to update you on the plans for the merger of our two trusts. Back in January, we submitted our Strategic Outline Case to NHS Improvement (NHSi) who are currently reviewing our proposals.
Continue reading “April update”
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMH) continue to develop their plans to come together into a single organisation.
Continue reading “January update”