How does the Partnership work?

The work to transform and improve health and care in Cheshire and Merseyside didn’t start with the Partnership. A lot of good work has been underway for many years. 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.

Much of the work that’s taking place to transform health and care is in the hands of organisations and communities within the nine local authority areas that make up Cheshire and Merseyside. Each borough, or place, has their own partnership of organisations responsible for developing a plan for, and with their communities.

Local people helping local places

Each local plan sets out how they will organise health and care services in the future, based on local needs and their priorities for improving the health and well-being of their population. Whilst they each have their own plans, our nine Places of Cheshire and Merseyside also come together as the Partnership to share ideas and learn from one another.

Our Places are the primary means of delivering benefits for local people. However, for some challenges, there is greater benefit in working together as a partnership across the wider footprint of Cheshire and Merseyside. Where appropriate, we also work with neighbours to make sure that our plans work together, benefiting all patients and service users wherever they live or receive their care.

To help us shape our health and care system, we actively engage with local people, clinicians and staff. This helps us to recognise and understand the needs, aspirations and concerns of all stakeholders.