Established in 2016, the 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 well-being, 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 that 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.
Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership is a partnership of NHS, local authority, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations from across the nine local authority areas that make up Cheshire and Merseyside.
By bringing together organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside, we can make sure that we share best practice, ensure no area is left behind and challenge one another to change the way we do things – in order to benefit local people as much as possible.
Survival from cancer and heart disease has increased, waiting times for some treatments are shorter and the quality of care services are higher. More people are cared for in their homes, extra support has been provided to families with children and there are many attractive areas to live, work, visit and study.
The Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership is well on its way to becoming an Integrated Care System (ICS), focusing on strengthening collaborative relationships across the system by bringing the NHS, councils and communities together to improve health and care for our population.
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, through our equality and diversity work, 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.