Cheshire and Merseyside ICS with the University of Liverpool and One Liverpool Partnership’s civic blueprint has been shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Awards

The Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System (ICS) with the University of Liverpool and One Liverpool Partnership are proud to reveal that a civic blueprint they’ve developed collectively has been shortlisted for the ‘Using Data to Connect Services Award’ at this year’s HSJ Awards.

The civic blueprint aims to support other health and care systems, partnerships, and organisations across the country, to close the gap between data and action for better health and care. Through capturing learning gained firstly from the implementation of the UK’s first Civic Data Cooperative, that was set up in Liverpool City Region, to bring a variety of stakeholders together to enable positive change in health and wellbeing through data and cooperation. Secondly, from the rapid deployment of a population health management system called ‘CIPHA’ (Combined Intelligence for Population Health Action), that was used to inform Cheshire and Merseyside’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And thirdly from insights gained from the ICS’s System-P Programme, that linked population health management data with care workflow information, to highlight opportunities for prevention and precise targeting of services, that’ve helped to drive the region’s COVID-19 recovery work and deliver more valuable intelligence on how services can be improved.

This work has already made a valuable difference in Cheshire and Merseyside, by enabling data sharing that helped to predict, identify and control outbreaks of COVID-19 across Cheshire and Merseyside quickly, which supported the Liverpool mass testing pilot that informed UK Government policy. Additionally, CIPHA was also utilised to help the national Events Research Programme in matching Covid test results with ticket purchases for pilot events taking place in the region, to ensure any transmission of the virus was properly monitored, and to inform research to support with building a Covid safety-net to allow events to reopen across the UK. Furthermore, the System-P Programme has helped to identify 12,500 people with physical and mental health conditions (plus 18,000 family members) requiring £300m resources, supporting work like the launch of the North West’s only virtual ward for heart- failure and the UK’s largest home-based oximetry scheme.

Jim Hughes, Senior Responsible Officer for Cheshire and Merseyside ICS’s CIPHA Programme comments; “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the HSJ Awards which is a testament to our hardworking and deserving team. A team that continues to go above and beyond to drive how data is used to connect services. As closing the gap between data and action is a blueprint that any NHS Integrated Care System (ICS) could implement to support better health and care.”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, adds; “On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate the Cheshire and Merseyside ICS and One Liverpool Partnership on being shortlisted as a finalist in the category of ‘Using Data to Connect Services Award’. All of the applications represent the ‘very best of the NHS’ and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice!

“Year on year the number of entrants continue to rise which I find so encouraging and is testament to the effect that HSJ Awards can have on improved staff culture and morale.

“We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our finalists to the awards ceremony in November, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes, and continuously driving for better service. But we never forget that the award ceremony is not just a celebration within a night, but a platform to recognise the hard work of all our NHS staff, all year round.”

You can view the full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ awards, which include Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and North West Ambulance Service Trust, by clicking here, alongside details of the Awards partners by clicking here. The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 17th 2022.

Lancashire and South Cumbria
Northamptonshire HCP
Surrey Heartlands
Manchester Community Central
Cheshire and Merseyside