DsPH celebrate range of collective achievements for 2021-22

The Directors of Public Health (DsPH) across Cheshire and Merseyside celebrated a range of collective achievements as they were presented with the Collaborative’s end of year report for 2021-22 at their April board meeting.

Despite the pressures continuing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Collaborative work programmes have continued at great pace thanks to local teams, partners and members of the Champs Support Team.

Some of the highlights from this detailed report include:

  1. The launch of the Lower My Drinking app and completion of the Competency Framework for staff in Alcohol Care Teams.
  2. Breast and Bowel Cancer screening coordinators recruited and hosted in NHS Trusts across Cheshire and Merseyside.
  3. A range of public-facing campaigns delivered, including a second phase of Spread the Facts to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake.
  4. Over 11,000 blood pressure monitors secured to support local patients to monitor their blood pressure from home.
  5. Coordinating and supporting the development of All Together Fairer, Cheshire and Merseyside’s plan to reduce health inequalities from Professor Sir Michael Marmot, which included the facilitation of nine Place based consultation workshops.
  6. The No More Suicide website relaunched with an accompanying social media campaign and self-harm training delivered to key workforce.
  7. Collaboration with CIPHA and the development of the Population Health Dashboard.
  8. Delivery of the initial Integrated Contact Tracing pilot and ongoing activity to develop a health protection system for the subregion.
  9. Development of a contact tracing training course and promotion of training opportunities through the HEE Population Health Workforce programme.
  10. North West public health practitioner scheme fully online with a knowledge hub platform for practitioners.

DsPH would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Collaborative programmes and look forward to ongoing updates.