The Warrington Together partnership has the vision to ensure Warrington is a place where we work together to create stronger neighbourhoods, healthier people and greater equality across our communities.
Our partnership aims to deliver an integrated health and social care system through effective stakeholder collaboration and deliver improved health and social care services and outcomes for people in Warrington.
Cheshire and Merseyside is one of the largest Integrated Care Systems (ICS) with a population of 2.7 million people living across a large and diverse geographical footprint. The ICS brings together nine ‘places’ across individual council boundaries, 18 NHS provider trusts and 51 Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
During 2021, guidance and frameworks began to emerge to support the development of integrated health and care and, during this time, our Warrington 'place' began to collectively come together to establish ourselves as a 'place based partnership'.
From 1 July 2022, Cheshire and Merseyside became one of 42 new ICS' across the country, which now operate on a legal footing. It also signalled the closure of all nine Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in Cheshire and Merseyside.
The overarching aim of our Warrington Together partnership is to work collaboratively using our collective resources to change services across the health and social care system to improve outcomes.
This includes aligned and joint investment, shared commissioning, aligned quality surveillance, integrated service delivery and joint decision making.
Our six areas of focus
We have identified six of our biggest shared health and social care key focus areas:
- Improving population health and supporting vulnerable communities and individuals. Developing a place-wide 'Living Well' framework that supports people to start, live and age well, be active, and live healthy, fulfilling lives
- Dealing with rising demand and responding to the changing needs and expectations of the local population
- Improving and maintaining quality services and managing more complex needs locally
- Sustaining and growing our workforce, volunteers and community led services
- Ensuring good access to early help that will prevent crisis and needs from escalating
- Maintaining an effective and financially sustainable health and care system, with budgets under pressure