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Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership launch 'Digital Revolution' strategy

Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership have launched their digital strategy, Digit@LL.

Launched officially on 5th July, the NHS's 70th birthday, the strategy offers a roadmap for Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership over the next five years.

Louise Shepherd, Senior Responsible Officer for the Digital Revolution Programme said:

"In common with all parts of our country, our NHS and social care services in Cheshire and Merseyside face considerable challenges and demands. Our population is getting older, and many more people are living with a number of physical and mental health conditions. Our care services are increasingly under pressure and not always set-up to deal with the changing nature of how care needs to be delivered. We have challenges around joining up information for children receiving our services, ensuring that an individuals’ journey through complex health and care throughout their whole life course is unified. And all this comes at a time when budgets are under pressure. The Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership is facing these challenges head on. There are many examples of great work underway across our geography. And Digit@LL is the latest example of how we are pooling our expertise and our ‘can-do’ attitude to continue to deliver high quality care for all."

Cheshire and Merseyside is already one of the best places in the country for the way patient care is improved by using technology. But with Digit@LL, they want to go even further. 

"Our patients are at the heart of everything we do and we want to help them to take control of their own health and wellbeing. We will ensure our health and social care professionals are equipped with all the digital resources they need to deliver safe, high quality and joined up care."

The ambitions for the digital programme are to: 

  • Enable people to use digital technologies to manage their own care
  • Ensure information is available to the right people, in the right place, at the right time
  • Ensure that health and social care share relevant information with each other
  • Use existing and future technologies
  • Support the workforce to use technology to improve services
  • Use the data and intelligence available to make our services better

 As a result, patients will see the following benefits:

  • You won’t need to repeat your story to different organisations involved in your care
  • The care you receive will be more efficient and better quality
  • Improvements in clinical outcomes 
  • Improvements in how you monitor your own health 
  • Better digital connections with health and care providers

We are in a unique position with four Global Digital Exemplars in Cheshire and Merseyside including the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals NHS Trust. The team at Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership work closely with all four to ensure they share learning and best practice and support innovation and connectivity across our health and care services.