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 Teshome-Tesfaye. 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

A high level scoping exercise, and joint working with NICE to map resources is underway with plans in place to establish a Partnership Board, to deliver a System Leadership workshop and collaborate with Health Education England (HEE) to communicate future shared learning.     

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