Social Care and Health

RCN Industrial Action

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has secured a mandate from its members to co-ordinate industrial action until May 2023. Following a ballot of members at 16 NHS organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside the RCN has confirmed that members at the following organisations plan to join strike action on both Thursday, December 15th and Tuesday, December 20th 2022: Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Health Education England Separately, GMB, Unite, and Unison members of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) plan to join strike action on Wednesday, December 21st, with GMB members also taking a further 24 hours of action on December 28th. We have successfully opened the centres below but only at derogated numbers: Old Swan Walk In Centre, 8am to 8pm St Chads, Kirby Walk In Centre, 8am to 8pm Smithdown Children’s Walk In Centre, 8am to 8pm Our Silver Command is working hard to ensure the Walk In Centres return to usual operational business from Friday morning and is utilising resources from across the Trust. We will continue to encourage everyone who thinks they need a Walk In Centre to contact NHS 111 online, their local pharmacy or GP practice and if it is felt to be an emergency then to attend the nearest A&E. The NHS Walk In Centres operate at the following locations: Knowsley Huyton - Nutgrove Villa  Halewood - Halewood Centre  St Chads, Kirby Liverpool Liverpool City Centre Walk In Centre (based at The Beat) South Liverpool Walk In Centre Old Swan Walk In Centre Smithdown Children's Walk In Centre South Sefton Litherland Walk In Centre For more details on all our Walk In Centres, visit:

Organisations across Sefton are coming together to establish a new health and care partnership that will strengthen the way they work together for the benefit of borough residents.

Sefton Partnership will bring 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 Cheshire and Merseyside ICB will arrange for some of its functions to be delivered, and decisions about NHS funding to be made at a local level through the place-based partnerships.

Local Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) will continue to develop the joint strategic needs assessment and joint health and wellbeing strategy, which both the ICP and ICB will give due regard.

Decisions will be taken closer to the communities they affect, leading to better outcomes. There will be a better use of community assets and a greater focus on prevention and wellbeing.

There are huge benefits for people and communities of having integrated care in their neighbourhoods by joining up primary, community, social care, and wellbeing services.

We all want the very best health and wellbeing for our families, friends, communities and for ourselves. And when we need to access health and care services, we want these to provide us with the best care and the best outcomes.

Updates and information regarding Sefton Partnership

Last Updated on Thursday, December 15, 2022

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