The C&M DsPH, PHE NW and NHS England met for their bi-annual Board meeting to review progress on Friday 26th April. The following items were discussed:

  • The Champs Collaborative Executive Board report for April 2018 – 19 was covered by the various DsPH leads and key highlights from each of the priority areas in the report are below:
    • Strategic Partnerships – Support with development of Local Industrial Strategies and Health and Care Partnership Prevention work programme and new transformation resource
    • Reducing alcohol harm –Developed a licensing community champions resource, minimum unit price partnership work with Sheffield University. Successful funding to purchase five fibro scanners
    • Children & Young People – Evaluation of Youth Connect 5 (50 programme/300 parents), self-harm audit completed  and ACE pilot delivered and evaluated in North Mersey
    • Commissioning –National sexual health commissioning pilot completed with shared spec developed and patient flow work. Performance management of collectively commissioned services
    • Communications and social marketing – Happy Hearts website and BHF conversational tool launched and delivery of campaigns for blood pressure and suicide prevention
    • CPD – delivery of/support for 16 events including Making Every Contact Count (MECC), Champs Celebration event, learning hubs and AMR event
    • Health protection – scrutiny screening and immunisation uptake, successful AMR bid to LWAB to create virtual learning
    • High blood pressure – Innovative BP testing in community settings and workplace health through BHF funding (9,700 new checks), BP quality improvement programme in General Practice
    • MECC – establishment of the Board and  strategic framework, training programme developed, communications and engagement plan progressing and evaluation framework produced
    • NW PH practitioner scheme – recruitment of practitioners, assessors and verifiers, scheme documentation approved and support services commissioned via FPH
    • Strategic Intelligence –evaluation reports on Fire & Rescue Services Safe & Well visits and BHF BP checks programme, reports also delivered on Resilient Communities and ACEs.
    • Suicide Prevention – funding success from NHSE for six change areas on mental wellbeing and suicide prevention, suicide safer communities report submitted, community training delivered, real time surveillance established, support after suicide and the C&M #StayAlive app launched
    • PHE NW – Air Quality task and finish group, BP Data and Outcomes group, Suicide Prevention Dashboard and the Wealth and Wellbeing Programme for LCR
    • Screening and Immunisation (S&I) – Established oversight group for quality on section 7a S&I programmes, developed protocol for sharing General Practice level cancer screening data and antenatal and newborn screening.
  • Thank you - The DsPH would like to thank all colleagues and partners across C&M who have contributed to Collaborative projects. 
  • Dr Sally Bradley - It is with great sadness that the DsPH learned that Dr Sally Bradley, former DPH in Manchester, passed away in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The DsPH will send condolences on behalf of colleagues in C&M.