About the organisation

We are an NHS Trust, commissioned in 2020 to develop and support primary care and to deliver integrated health and care for the Dudley population

Since 2020 and Covid, the landscape has changed considerably, and a decision was made by system partners that DIHC was too small to be a stand-alone Trust

We are currently going through a period of change and our functions/teams will be transferred to a number of other organisations over the coming months.

We are involved in the development of the `place based’ partnership for Dudley – working with partners in the system to deliver integrated care

What and who is Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust

This Doodle-ad gives an introduction to Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust.

You can find out more about DIHC in this short and simple guide to Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust.

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Dudley Integrated Care Provider - a Primary Care Perspective

Dudley is a borough covering approximately 35 square miles, with 25% green space, at the southern end of the ‘Black Country’ an area famed for its heavy industry.

Within Dudley we have 43 General Practices, with a long history of collaboration and innovation. They are a key component of Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust (Dudley IHC), having actively engaged in the development of our Integrated Care Teams (ICTs). These are teams from many professional backgrounds working to wrap care around our population. All our practices are committed to our motto ‘Community where possible, hospital when necessary.’

Our Practices are grouped into six Primary Care Networks (PCNs), based around historical townships and neighbourhoods. These are the core for our organisation. We provide an intelligent environment that ensures healthcare is available when needed, however clear direction/signposting to other solutions and support when these are more appropriate

The Board of Dudley IHC has two local GPs as Associate Non-Executive Directors, and our organisation will ensure that the clinical voice is always heard in our Committees.

This provides a secure foundation for our colleagues who work in all facets of community care.

The management of the Trust is led by a Board of Directors, this is made up of the Chair, five other Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors including the Chief Executive. Through the unitary board they are responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and are accountable for ensuring high standards of clinical and corporate governance, monitoring of performance and ensuring effective financial stewardship through value for money principles.

The Board provides leadership, to set the organisation's strategic aims, and to identify and maintain its values. All members are committed to the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life and have met the Fit and Proper Person Test to be a member of an NHS organisation Board. They meet monthly and hold at least ten meetings in public session. Stakeholders, partners and members of the public are all welcome to attend and you can find a list of upcoming dates below.

If you wish to observe the public session of our Board meetings, please email Sayoni Basu,