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Sefton Health and Wellbeing Board

The role of the Health and Wellbeing Board is to:

  • Encourage integrated working between commissioners of health services, to public health and social care services.
  • Encourage those who provide services related to wider effects of health, so such as housing, to work closely with the Health and Wellbeing Board.
  • Lead on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) including involving users and the public in their development.
  • Be involved throughout the process as Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Develop their commissioning plans and ensure that they take proper account of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy when developing these plans.
  • We are also working with local organisations to further improve and integrate health and care services as part of the Sefton Partnership.

Joining up Health and Social Care in Sefton

Organisations across Sefton have come together to establish a health and care partnership that strengthens the way they work together for the benefit of borough residents.

Sefton Partnership brings together Sefton Council, all local NHS, voluntary, community and faith (VCF) groups and other organisations involved in improving health and care in the borough.

Partners in Sefton want to create a more joined up local system that meets the needs of all the people who live in Sefton in line with our shared vision:

“To deliver a confident and connected borough that offers the things we all need to start, live and age well, where everyone has a fair chance of a positive and healthier future.”

Sefton Partnership is one of nine place based partnerships working within the regional Integrated Care System (ICS); the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. There are 42 ICSs in England, including Cheshire and Merseyside, which is the second largest in the country. An Integrated Care System brings together the NHS organisations, councils, and wider partners in a defined geographical area to deliver more joined up approaches to improving health and care outcomes.

The two parts of this regional system are the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Integrated Care Partnership (ICP). ICPs will provide a forum for NHS leaders and local authorities (LAs) to come together, as equal partners, alongside important stakeholders to generate an integrated care strategy for the region.

The Health And Wellbeing Strategy 2020 2025 (pdf 5.81MB)
Sefton2gether Final Print Version 2020 (1) (pdf 3.59MB)

What this means for you

Joined up working has also seen the setup of eight Integrated Care Teams (ICTs). ICTs are made up of a wide range services and professionals such as social workers, council locality teams, nurses, GP led primary care network representatives, mental health practitioners and VCF sector professionals. They come together to discuss the differing needs of their cases individually, so each person’s support is more tailored, better co-ordinated across different services and effective.

Deborah Butcher, Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health and Place Director said“By collaborating to make the best use of our resources and by working together with our GP’s, residents, health and care professionals, housing and public health  we can improve health and care for people, no matter which community of Sefton they live in. It will also help us to do more to involve our residents in their own health and care and in this work as it progresses.”

How our ICP works

Sefton’s ICP will be one of nine other ‘places’ that will make up a wider Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System (ICS). Here, integrated working between partners across the entire ICS will be made easier through changes set out in the White Paper with the overall aim of achieving better health and wellbeing for everyone, better quality of health services for all individuals and sustainable use of NHS resources. 

As well as joining up and co-ordinating services around people’s needs, Sefton’s ICP will also be focused around understanding and working with communities, addressing social and economic factors that influence health and wellbeing and supporting quality and sustainability of local services.


Last Updated on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

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