NEWS - A new way of working for champs
The Cheshire & Merseyside Directors of Public Health (C&M DsPH) this week announce a new model for champs public health collaborative with the aim of shifting local outcomes, enabling whole system leadership and maximising public health capacity within a reduced budget.
After listening to feedback from key stakeholders, the future public health collaborative will become an outcome focussed model and deliver a smaller number of priorities agreed by the C&M DsPH in partnership with C&M Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England. The priorities agreed include, children’s mental health and wellbeing, hypertension with a future topic of health and regeneration. These priorities were identified through work by the champs health care leads group as the most suitable for collaborative action and are common to all nine local authorities.
A leaner, more agile and flexible champs support team will lead, facilitate and enable the delivery of the priorities with local teams and partners. A new mobilisation team will be set up, within the current support team, that will be responsible for enabling system leadership, collaborative commissioning, sector led improvement, finance, CPD and communications, mental wellbeing and intelligence.
In addition, a new methodology will be developed to measure impact and cost savings for each priority area with the aim of really shifting local outcomes and making a tangible difference to our local communities.
All of this means that there will be a new business plan which changes the current components and workstreams approach. If the changes impact on your role within a component or workstream, your lead at the champs support team will be in touch shortly with more details.
The C&M DsPH would like to say a big thanks to all members of the Collaborative Service for their shared expertise, hard work and dedication over the past eighteen months and that they are looking forward to building on this within the new way of working.
Finally, as part of the changes, the C&M DsPH would like to say a hearty thanks and goodbye to champs Deputy Director, Paul Cordy, who has been a highly regarded asset to public health in Cheshire & Merseyside for 6 years, but has decided to take this opportunity to move on to pastures new.
The new public health collaborative will be in place in ‘shadow’ form from early February and the revised model will be formally in place from the 1st April 2015.