The Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership aims to improve the health, wellbeing and experiences of women, children and families. It incorporates the ‘Improving Me’ programme and works across Maternity, Neonatal, Paediatric and Gynaecology services.
It is the only dedicated Acute Care Collaboration Vanguard focused specifically on women’s and children’s services and the Partnership has been identified as a National Maternity Transformation Programme Early Adopter site and a Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneer – one of only two programmes nationally to achieve both statuses.
It is leading the transformation of women’s and children’s services to provide access to high quality services wherever you live, address workforce challenges and provide sustainable services fit for the future of the population it serves.
The programme has formed clinical networks and works with families and patient groups across Cheshire and Merseyside to ensure that services are centred around people.
It has led the way with exciting new initiatives like GameChanger, Baby Boxes, Personal Maternity Care Budgets, opened a Community Birthing Centre and Social Prescribing to provide health improvement, personalised care and informed choice.
The Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership work is part of the Acute Sustainability Work Programme and aligns with the Urgent and Emergency Care and Elective Work programmes of the Health and Care Partnership.
The lead for this programme is Simon Banks, Chief Officer of NHS Wirral CCG.