Liverpool is once again a vibrant place, yet high levels of deprivation and health inequalities endure in parts of the city, and deprivation is strongly associated with poor health outcomes, from childhood through to old age.
The city’s health and social care system faces a number of key challenges, including an ageing population and increases predicted in long-term conditions, including cancer, dementia, cardio vascular and respiratory disease.
One Liverpool is a place-based, whole-system plan, setting out how the NHS, Liverpool City Council and other key partners across the city’s health and social care system will come together to establish integrated services.
Our aim is to better meet people’s needs, improve health outcomes, and to ensure that our local health and care system is financially fit for the future.
The One Liverpool Plan sets out three main aims:
a radical upgrade in population health and prevention;
integrated community services;
standardised and sustainable acute and specialist services.
We need to take action now across all settings of care; embedding prevention, self-care and early intervention; transforming community services to enable people to get the care they need, when they need it with a broader offer that takes into account their social and economic needs and ensuring that our hospital services offer consistently high quality services that are fit for the future.
Our ambitions for better health are for all-ages and incorporate parity of esteem for mental health. We also need to tackle the long term health inequalities that leave the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our city with a poorer experience of care, fewer years of healthy life and earlier death. This has to change.
Partners will adopt a ‘One Team’ ethos, uniting primary care, social care, community physical and mental health services and the voluntary sector; utilising our collective resources and pulling in the same direction to ensure that people become healthier and get the best care.
The lead for Liverpool is Jan Ledward, Chief Officer of NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).