The Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership sets out how the health and care system can remain fit for the future.



Who we are

As System Manager we hold organisations and partnerships to account for delivery, initially especially in the development and implementation of integrated care, with particular emphasis on cross care working with Councils and the third sector.

Our System Management Board meets monthly to discuss the use of resources, set up and monitor programmes and manage interdependencies.

System Management Board

 Executive Team
 Andrew Gibson  Executive Chair
 Mel Pickup  Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership Lead
 Kieran Murphy  Clinical Lead
 Sam Simpson  Director of Finance
 Neil Skitt  Director of Communications
 Ben Wright  Portfolio Director
 Dave Sweeney  Implementation Director

Local Authorities

 Margaret Carney  Chief Executive, Sefton Council
 Professor Steve Broomhead  Chief Executive, Warrington Borough Council
 Kath O’Dwyer   Chief Executive, Cheshire East Council

NHS Providers

 Simon Barber  Chief Executive, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
 Aidan Kehoe  Chief Executive, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust

NHS Commissioners

 Sarah O’Brien  Chief Officer, NHS St Helens CCG
 Jerry Hawker  Chief Officer, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG
 Jan Ledward  Chief Officer, NHS Liverpool CCG


Through effective partnerships in Cheshire and Merseyside we are working to invest in health and deliver high quality healthcare. This will drive the health and well-being of all its towns and communities in a way that everyone will have the fairest access to good care and the best possible chance to have healthy fulfilling lives.

Last year we reset the scope and governance of our plans to ensure our Partnership was welcoming to all health and care providers including Local Authorities, GPs, the voluntary sector and NHS organisations. The key forums are now established. 

This year it is proposed to keep the governance process as simple as possible, focused on promoting pace, coherence and timely decisions. Commissioning ‘Joint Committees’, the ‘Provider Group’ and the local DCO/DID remain key influencers, as will continuing good relationships with regulators.

Our Partnership is made up of Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) from all 9 areas in the Cheshire and Merseyside footprint:

 St Helens  Sarah O’Brien
 West Cheshire  Alison Lee
 Central & Eastern Cheshire  Tracy Bullock
 Knowsley  Diane Johnson
 Liverpool  Jan Ledward
 Halton  David Parr
 Warrington  Andy Davies
 Wirral  Simon Banks
 Sefton  Fiona Taylor 

With leads for particular priority programmes

 Acute Sustainability  Tracy Bullock
 Mental Health & LD Sustainability  Sheena Cumiskey
 Carter at Scale / Diagnostics  Tony Chambers / Steve Warburton
 Population Health  Jon Develing
 GP Forward View  Anthony Leo

And programmes at scale 

 Urgent & Emergency Care  Andy Davies
 Women’s and Children’s Partnership  Simon Banks
 Cancer 5YFV  TBC
 Getting it Right First Time / RightCare  Ann Marr / Jan Ledward
 Neuroscience  Stuart Moore
 CVD  Jane Tomkinson
 Diabetes Network  Sarah O’Brien
 Palliative / End of Life Care  Aidan Kehoe
 Learning Disabilities  Hazel Richards

And those who support the process

 Estates & Infrastructure  Sam Simpson
 Financial Sustainability  Sam Simpson
 Workforce  Karen Howell
 Digital Revolution  Louise Shepherd
 Communications & Engagement  Neil Skitt


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Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership

People and services fit for the future.