What we do

We work with a wide range of partners to plan and buy or ‘commission’ services. Our aim is to improve the health and healthcare of everyone living in south Sefton, spending money wisely and supporting doctors, nurses and other clinicians to do the best job they can.

To do this we need to understand all the information and medical evidence about current health and health services in south Sefton. This informs what more we need to do, so we can plan for health services that continue to meet the needs of local people in the future.

The views of patients, carers and the public are also central to understanding how we can improve health and health services, and we involve local people in this process too.

  • Our plans also have to meet a number of nationally set standards and requirements like the NHS Constitution, the NHS Long Term Plan, ‘Working together to improve health and social care for all’ – the government White Paper setting out legislative proposals for a Health and Care Bill.

  • We publish all our plans – including our local response to the NHS Long Term plan; Sefton2gether, which builds on the successes of the original Shaping Sefton strategy for improving health and care services.

  • Because the work of our partners also impacts on the health of local people, we are working closely together to ensure all our plans are aligned. Sefton2gether outlines a partnership approach between the NHS, Sefton Council, the voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector and the people of Sefton. It supports the delivery of the Sefton Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which we have produced with Sefton Council and other partners. This means that collectively, we have the opportunity to achieve more by sharing resources, reducing duplication and strengthening our combined efforts whenever we can, to provide the best health and care for the people of Sefton.