NHS England

Our contract to provide general medical services is granted by NHS England, via it’s local Area Team. The practice aims to contract all services that the Area Team makes available to general practice in order to provide our patients with the maximum possible access to healthcare services.

If you’d like more information, please go to the NHS England Website


Dr Walji & Colleagues is a member practice of Birmingham & Solihull CCG

We share the fundamental principles and frameworks outlined by NHS England and Birmingham South Central CCG. This allows us to maintain and deliver the highest standard of care. It also helps us build a healthier and happier community in South Birmingham.

On 1 April 2018, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) became the largest clinically-led commissioning organisation in England.

We were created following approval by NHS England for a merger between NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG, NHS Birmingham South Central CCG and NHS Solihull CCG.

We look after a population of around 1.3m people and our budget is in excess of £1.9 billion.

As a membership organisation, we have 170 GP practices, and a clinically-led Governing Body.

We are responsible for planning and commissioning health services, for people living in Birmingham and Solihull, and work as part of a large, complex health and social care system which includes GPs, hospitals, local authorities and the independent sector.

Find out more by visiting our website: www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs.uk

The CCG ask for permission from the practice to run the practice website through the National Cyber Security Centre, this will highlight any cyber issues or vulnerabilities with the practice website. More information can be found at National Cyber Security Centre – NCSC.GOV.UK

About Our Services

We are responsible for planning and commissioning health services for people living in Birmingham and Solihull and work as part of a large, complex system of health and social care which includes local authorities, providers of health and care services, the independent sector and GP practices. Find out more about our partners.

We are working with NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG to commission health services for people living in West Birmingham, ensuring a single commissioning voice across the city.

Our aim is to develop, shape and improve the health and lives of people living in Birmingham and Solihull. This means:

    • Delivering the best outcomes
    • Tackling health inequalities
    • Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of a diverse population
    • Improving services – focusing on effectiveness, safety, quality and patient experience
    • Working within a financial sustainable system in Birmingham and Solihull

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we actively encourage people living in Birmingham and Solihull to get involved and help us shape our plans and priorities.


Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer. Many people are living with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease or suffer with mental health issues and may need to access their local health services more often.

To meet these needs, GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs).

PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

Each of the 1,250 PCNs across England are based on GP registered patient lists, typically serving natural communities of between 30,000 to 50,000 people (with some flexibility). They are small enough to provide the personal care valued by both people and GPs, but large enough to have impact and economies of scale through better collaboration between GP practices and others in the local health and social care system.

PCNs are led by clinical directors who may be a GP, general practice nurse, clinical pharmacist or other clinical profession working in general practice.

Over 99% of general practices are part of a PCN, who sign up to the Network Contact DES which details their core requirements and entitlements.

Find out more through a collection of case studies from across the country where PCNs are working to make a difference to staff and patients.

Watch a short animation that explains the concept of PCNs and how this new way of working enables health and other services to work together to provide better access for patients.