Champs Public Health Collaborative, led by the Directors of Public Health, allows the nine local authority public health teams across Cheshire and Merseyside to work together with the aim of shifting local outcomes, enabling whole system leadership and maximising public health capacity.

Our outcome focused collaborative delivers a number of priorities agreed by the Cheshire & Merseyside Directors of Public Health in partnership with Public Health England and NHS England. 

High blood pressure, mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and suicide prevention is the focus from April 2015.

 

High blood pressure 

The Public Health Leads Group work on the prevention, detection and treatment of high blood pressure. An action plan ensures more people who have undiagnosed high blood pressure are identified and the quality of care improves for those with diagnosed high blood pressure, preventing strokes, heart and kidney disease.

Lead Director of Public Health, Dr Heather Grimbaldeston, Cheshire East.

 

 MMMental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
 
The Cheshire & Merseyside Mental Health and Wellbeing Leads Group will determine where the greatest effect can be made and will develop an action plan to improve mental health and wellbeing for children across Cheshire & Merseyside.

Lead Director of Public Health, Sandra Davies, Liverpool.

 

Suicide prevention
 
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Leads Group, the Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Reduction Partnership Board and Network will continue to build on their nationally recognised suicide reduction work and have launched the "NO MORE" zero suicide strategy for Cheshire & Merseyside and action plan along with the new suicide liaison service, Amparo.

Lead Director of Public Health, Sue Forster, St Helens.

 

Support Functions

Cross cutting themes including facilitating collective action, CPD and events, intelligence, communications and sector led improvement support the key collaborative priorities.

The Cheshire & Merseyside Directors of Public Health collaboratively commissions high quality and cost effective population level public health programmes. The programmes tackle alcohol harm, tobacco and suicide prevention, plus a public health intelligence service to provide the evidence base for local areas.

A high level expert health protection strategy group ensures a safe and resilient system and supports local authorities in their quality assurance role.

Support functions include:

  • System leadership
  • Commissioning
  • CPD
  • Intelligence
  • Sector Led Improvement
  • Health Protection
  • Communications & knowledge transfer

 

To find out more see our 2015-17 business plan.

For further details please email  champscommunications@wirral.gov.uk