Clinical Improvement Programme

The Black Country Provider Collaborative (BCPC) has established a Clinical Improvement Programme centred initially on eleven Clinical Networks.

Clinical Improvement Programme

These networks are in the following specialty areas:

  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Critical Care
  • ENT (Head and Neck)
  • General Surgery and Upper GI
  • Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation
  • Skin (Dermatology)
  • Urology

Amongst the key reasons for focusing in these specialty areas was the poor and deteriorating cancer health outcomes, a growing waiting list back log which was being further hampered by the frailty exposed as a consequence of the recent Covid pandemic.

To support each Clinical Network, the Provider Collaborative has identified a Clinical Lead from within the service and provided support to them in the form of a Project Manager, with some also having an identified Operational Lead.

Clinical networks have been supported to build trust and relationship whilst developing their priorities (shifting of culture from competition to collaboration), through dedicated ‘away days’.

The focus of their work is to:

  • Improve access
  • Reduce health inequalities
  • Improve health outcomes
  • Reduce variance
  • Improve resilience
  • Consider specialisation and consolidation as part of new service models.

Each clinical network has been developed through engagement and has established a set of priorities consistent with the three goals of the BCPC Clinical Improvement Programme.

View the full Clinical Improvement Programme by Specialty and our current performance report.