Our shared future – BHP publishes annual review of activity

Following a year in which Birmingham Health Partners expanded its membership to eight member organisations – welcoming Aston University and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – we’re pleased to publish our second annual review of activity for the period September 2022-August 2023. 

Download and read the Birmingham Health Partners Report of Activity 22-23  (PDF, 5MB)

Over the past year, BHP has demonstrated the benefits of collaboration across our organisations. The addition of new members and the emergence of integrated care systems together with changes in the funder landscape offer new opportunities for BHP to continue to develop and promote our collaborative purpose.

The year ahead will see us welcome a new Chair, new leaders at some of our Partner organisations and the publication of a strategic framework and delivery plan that reflects our ambitions for the region.

We have in our hands the tools that we need to succeed, the onus is on us to put them to work to ensure Birmingham is seen as the place where innovative research translates into improved health and economic growth.

Outgoing chair Ed Smith commented: “We were delighted to welcome Aston University and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to our membership during the year and now comprise two universities, five NHS Trusts, and the West Midlands AHSN. Our collaboration between such significant partners allows us to focus on research, innovation and health care capabilities to deal with important health issues in the region and indeed beyond through wider partnerships. 

“BHP’s key activities over the last year have been a focus on women’s health; improving the environment for clinical research fellowships; and our forward strategy for the next five years – which has been approved by the BHP Board and is focussed on delivering real value to the region from collaborative and skilled contributions which, in the prioritised areas, would be less effective than those from single organisations working individually.”