Cheshire and Merseyside Acute and Specialist Trust Collaborative

 Elective Recovery, Delivery And Transformation

Cheshire and Merseyside Acute and Specialist Trusts Provider Collaborative covers 12 trusts, a 2.6 million population and nine local authority areas. Its overarching aim is to support delivery and service improvement for patients, and reduce unwarranted variation by maximising equality and equity of access. The Elective Recovery and Transformation Programme is integral to this and focuses on reducing waiting times, increasing capacity and enhancing how trusts work together to improve patient outcomes, making best use of scarce resources. In 2022, they eliminated 104-week waits and reduced 78-week waits from more than 40,000 to less than 100 by March 2023. The judges felt this was an innovative submission which demonstrated strong and effective collaboration. “The reach and footprint is impressive and it’s clear that it is working well, with potential for further growth and co-production.”

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Highly commended: WMAHSN, BC ICB, BSOL ICB, C&W ICB, H&W ICB, S&S ICB, STW ICB, NHSE, WM LD&A Self-Advocacy Network, WMADASS - West Midlands Managing Deterioration In Care Homes Safety And Improvement Programme


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