The Board was presented with an update on the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership, from the Implementation Lead, Dave Sweeney.
It was reported that the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership successfully submitted its first 5-year Health and Care Strategy into NHS England / Improvement on 15 November 2019. This would be a rolling 5- year Strategy, updated annually.
The report discussed the NHS long term plan; communication and engagement; the journey to becoming an integrated care system (ICS) and developing the integrated care partnerships (ICPs); the System Leadership Development Programme; and the collaboration at scale programmes.
The Board noted that a draft Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was being worked through by the ICS Steering Group and it was important that Halton was a part of this. This would help clarify the purpose of the partnership, how decisions would be made and the composition of the Partnership Board – recognising the primacy of ‘Place’.
The Chair thanked Mr Sweeney and it was agreed that a report on the progress of the MOU would return to the Board at a future meeting.
RESOLVED: That the Board notes the information and promotes and supports the Partnership and delivery of the 5-year Strategy for Cheshire and Merseyside.