Established in 2016, Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership addresses local challenges around population health, quality of care and the increasing financial pressures on these services. Our universal goal is to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities across Cheshire and Merseyside.
It is our aim for everyone in Cheshire and Merseyside to have a great start in life and to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We will achieve this by working together, as a system which transforms health and care and by putting people at the heart of everything we do.
As our name suggests, we are a partnership; not an organisation. A collective, responsible for providing health and care services across the nine local authority areas that make up Cheshire and Merseyside.
Together with our partners, we are working towards statutory Integrated Care System status by 1 July 2022. Find out more about this within the ICS development section.
Our partner organisations include all NHS, local authority, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations from across the nine local authority areas that make up Cheshire and Merseyside.
It is the Board’s role to ensure the programmes of work it is responsible for funding and overseeing are being delivered on time and to budget. In situations where not enough progress is being made, the Board uses its shared authority to remove any barriers in the system so projects can progress as required.
The Cheshire and Merseyside region is home to over two and a half million people across nine boroughs. Our Partnership strives to improve the overall health of our population, as well as the services we can offer on a day-to-day basis
As a partnership, we are firmly committed to removing the barriers that stop people being able to access health and care services. These can include the distance they have to travel, the language we use, education and work opportunities, and cultural and social barriers. We will aim to remove these barriers, not just because we have to by law, but because it is the right thing to do
As one of a group of Social Value Accelerator Sites across the UK, we’re dedicated to exploring and learning more about how social value can practically and effectively be embedded at scale across Cheshire and Merseyside, within the NHS, Local Authorities and Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector (VCFSE) organisations. Our local approach to social value has also been expanded to explore the potential of establishing ‘Business and Industry’ as Anchor Institutions to build opportunities for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) locally.
In order to make this website as accessible as possible, we’ve tried to make sure all abbreviated terms, sector-specific language and jargon is not used or is fully explained where unavoidable.
We have provided a glossary of frequently used terms and abbreviations used on this website.