Cheshire and Merseyside

Sustainability and transformation partnerships promote collaborative working across NHS organisations.

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​The area covered by the Cheshire and Merseyside sustainability and transformation partnership is the second largest in England. It covers 12 clinical commissioning groups, 20 providers and nine local authorities and serves a population of more than 2.5 million people.
The region is diverse and challenging so has been divided further into three local delivery systems (LDS) – Alliance (covering mid-Mersey), North Mersey, and Cheshire and Wirral.
This arrangement makes the most of the benefits of collaborative working across Cheshire and Merseyside, as well as providing an opportunity to address challenges on a local level.
The boroughs we deliver services to fall under two of these local delivery systems – Alliance (Halton, St Helens, Warrington and south Knowsley) and North Mersey (north Knowsley and Sefton).
The overall plan for Cheshire and Merseyside brings together the local delivery system plans and aims to deliver quality care for patients to make sure the right services are available for our population and to make sure all partners are able to maintain financial balance. The plan sets out how the NHS Five Year Forward View will be delivered in Cheshire and Merseyside.
The plan demonstrates the commitment from all health and social care organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside to delivering sustainable services which deliver the best care for local people. It recognises that we need to think differently about how we deliver services to meet the changing needs of our population.
We know we need to use our limited resources wisely to meet the demands on the system and stay within our allocated budgets. By working together, we can plan our services to deliver the maximum benefit for patients.
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