Decision details


Decision Maker: Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Associate Director of Strategy and Collaboration at Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board introduced this report which provided an update on the contents of the Cheshire and Merseyside Joint Forward Plan (2023-28) including priorities for 2023/24. This report also updated the Board in relation to the proposed approach to updating the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership Strategy and republishing the Joint Forward Plan by March 2024. It was noted that the Plan was the responsibility of the NHS but had to take into account other plans such as the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Health Care Partnership Strategy as well as national NHS requirements.


Members queried progress on various initiatives and programmes and the extent of individual responsibility for health.


Resolved: That

1.   the Cheshire and Merseyside Joint Forward Plan (2023-28) be noted and it be confirmed that the Joint Forward Plan includes the relevant local priorities contained within the Wirral Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

2.   the following proposals be noted: • Cheshire and Merseyside Interim Draft Health and Care Partnership Strategy to be updated to align with the All Together Fairer recommendations and plans even more closely • Cheshire and Merseyside Joint Forward Plan to be produced as a system delivery plan focussing on the updated contents of the Health and Care Partnership Strategy with the additional mandated NHS content produced as an appendix to this Joint Forward Plan.

Report author: Mike Jones

Publication date: 04/10/2023

Date of decision: 21/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2023 - Health and Wellbeing Board

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