Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Plan
In 2014, NHS England published a document titled The Five Year Forward View (FYFV), which set out challenges and identified three priorities for the NHS to focus on in order to improve services and the health of our country:
· health and wellbeing – supporting people to stay well
· quality of care – providing good services consistently wherever you live
· NHS finances – maximising efficiency and reducing duplication in services
Knowsley CCG along with other NHS organisations and local authorities across Cheshire & Merseyside are working together to develop ideas and proposals to share with the public about how we can address local challenges and come up with the right solutions. These ideas have come together in the Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
Cheshire and Merseyside is a diverse region; with urban areas that have higher levels of poor health and a greater concentration of hospital services, alongside towns and rural areas that have different challenges, including physical access to services. There are some ideas that are being considered across the whole region. However, due to the diversity of Cheshire & Merseyside, three smaller partnerships called Local Delivery Systems (LDS) have been formed – North Mersey; the Alliance (Mid Mersey) and Cheshire & Wirral. Knowsley CCG is part of North Mersey LDS (Liverpool, South Sefton, Southport and Formby and Knowsley CCG’s) and the Alliance LDS (Warrington, St Helens, Halton, and Knowsley CCGs).
Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) can be below:
The next stage will refine the ideas further, through engagement with local communities, the NHS workforce and other stakeholders such as local councils and the voluntary sector. Further updates will be published on our website. Please look out for opportunities to get involved.