Public Health England’s (PHE) Chief Executive, Duncan Selbie, visited Sefton and witnessed at first hand the excellent partnership work currently going on in the borough.
During his visit, Mr Selbie, who has been Chief Executive at PHE since 2013, met staff from Sefton Council, the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), voluntary sector and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
The collaborative work involving these groups was all highlighted through current partnership practices which help address the health needs of all Sefton residents.
Duncan Selbie, PHE Chief Executive, said: “Public Health is here to provide essential public health services but also to create better value from the whole combined council and CCG budgets.
“The relationship between you, working together for best value has to be the way forward. PHE will support you in every way we can, you have much to be proud of.”
Cllr Ian Moncur, Chair of Sefton’s Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “Having Duncan Selbie visit Sefton was a real honour and it was great to be able to show him first hand what we are managing to achieve through partnership working.
“We were able to demonstrate how the Health and Wellbeing Board works together with Public Health and CCGs to improve the health of Sefton residents and that we work to shared priorities for the good of everyone’s health.”
Some of the work highlighted during the visit included the future commissioning for Sefton Council of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) which starts later this year.
Fiona Clark, Sefton CCG’s Chief Officer, added: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our achievements and highlight our excellent team work.”
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