MECC Partnership Board
A Cheshire & Merseyside-wide MECC Partnership Board has been established to provide leadership and oversight for the delivery of the strategic framework. The Board is co-chaired by Dave Sweeney, Executive Implementation Lead for the Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership and Dr Charlotte Simpson, Health Care Public Health Consultant, PHE North West with representation from a variety of public sector organisations.
C&M Peer Support Group for MECC Leads
The MECC leads from across Cheshire & Merseyside meet regularly, on an informal basis, to share ideas and experience, which can also compliment any local MECC group work. It is a great way to work in partnership, showcase good practice and encourage consistency across the sub-region.Everyone is at different stages of implementing MECC in the group so please do come and join the conversation.
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Key Messages from the MECC Partnership Board meeting
In August 2017 Directors of Public Health (DsPH) for Cheshire & Merseyside (C&M) endorsed a paper with a series of key recommendations to upscale and strengthen Making Every Contact Count (MECC) activity across Cheshire & Merseyside. The paper was co-produced with local Public Health leads and written by a specialist registrar, Hayley Mercer. The paper highlighted useful peer learning from the Healthy London Partnership, which it is hoped will be transferrable to MECC activity in the C&M area.
The delivery of MECC using a system leadership approach with partners was agreed and the key steps in the delivery of the programme include:
1. Map and build upon existing local MECC activity
2. Create a shared partnership vision across C&M
3. Establish a Partnership Board and Strategic Plan
4. Share resources and learning across C&M
5. Strengthen local work and support innovation and evaluation
6. Strengthen awareness and engaging branding
In April 2018, a systems leadership workshop was held with key partners from across C&M to establish a shared vision and key elements of the strategic framework to make the ambition a reality. The request from the partners was a standardised and consistent approach to MECC with an on line portal for shared resources, plus a robust consistent model for evaluation. Establishing a culture focused on prevention was seen as critical to enable staff to fully utilise training and effective communication and senior leadership support also essential. It was agreed to establish a Partnership Board to provide oversight on behalf of the broader network.
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