Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

Our health is affected by many things – housing, unemployment, financial stress, domestic abuse, poverty and lifestyle choices. This can only truly be addressed via a partnership between the NHS, local government and other health and care partners across the region.

Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership – our statutory integrated care partnership - consists of representatives from across our communities, the NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector, housing, police, education and fire and rescue, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations, independent healthcare providers and local businesses.

Our Interim Strategy below sets out how we are working together to address the key challenges facing people across Cheshire and Merseyside, ensuring the voice of our communities is at the heart of everything we do.

Our shared key aim is to tackle health inequalities in outcomes, experiences and access. As a ‘Marmot Community’, we are truly committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our population through our eight Marmot principles:

  • Give every child the best start in life
  • Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives
  • Create fair employment and good work for all
  • Ensure a healthy standard of living for all
  • Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities
  • Strengthen the role and impact of ill health prevention
  • Tackle racism, discrimination and their outcomes
  • Pursue environmental sustainability and health equity together.

We have also developed a set of “Beacon Indicators” to support measurement of our progress, which can be found below in our landmark report All Together Fairer: Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health in Cheshire and Merseyside.

 

Connect - the latest news

Our monthly newsletter shares key updates, news, case studies and innovation from across the partnership. View previous editions of Connect below to find great examples of innovation and collaboration that are helping to improve health and care across Cheshire and Merseyside. 

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