Introduction from Alan Yates

In Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership we want everyone to have a great start in life and get the support they need to stay healthy and live longer. We will tackle health inequalities and improve the lives of our poorest fastest. We believe we can do this best by working in partnership. Our aims are to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, shift from an illness based to a health & wellbeing model and to provide better joined up care, closer to home.

We are looking for senior staff who share these values and ambitions and have a profound understanding of how partnership can be a transformational approach to achieving those aims.

The Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership covers a population of 2.4m people and is the third largest sub-regional footprint of its kind in the country. Our Partnership includes 9 local authorities and 9 coterminous Place-based Care Systems; the fundamental building blocks of the Partnership. There are 7 clinical commissioning groups, 19 NHS Trusts and 59 Primary Care networks.

The Partnership is making increasingly rapid progress towards being a community of interest, committed to fulfilling its potential. COVID-19 has seen the Partnership heavily involved in supporting Partners adapt and respond to the challenges of this emergency. We have seen very significant benefits and accelerated progress in joint working through this period and are determined to build on those gains. As well as progress on many fronts there remain substantial challenges around financial stability, acute sustainability and workforce supply into the future. In supporting service providers we have a strong emphasis on service safety, quality and public/client/patient-defined outcomes. Having the right leadership and governance at the system level will be one of the vital components in ensuring the successful implementation of our plans and the achievement of Integrated Care System (ICS) status by 2020-21.

We are seeking several senior staff who will be committed to delivering our vision and values; experienced leaders who will quickly gain credibility and influence with our wide range of stakeholders. Bringing a profound understanding of what supports the delivery of real transformational change in a complex/adaptive public sector environment, their record of working across organisational boundaries will enable their success in these important positions. With strong national or regional reputations; they will be politically astute and skilled ambassadors with exceptional strategic influencing, communication and leadership skills. Brokering difficult decisions and articulating the advantages of engagement and co-production; these are influential positions with unique opportunities to provide leadership to a wide range of stakeholders who are committed to improving the population’s health and addressing inequality and contributing to unlocking the wider potential of our region.

We are building an exceptionally talented team; successful applicants will find themselves working with outstanding colleagues.

Alan Yates
Chair
Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

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