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Dear Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit,

Cheshire and Merseyside STP.

What progress has been made to integrate estates and personnel with Local Authorities? Please provide names and any finance transfers.

How many local Authority in the Cheshire and Merseyside STP footprint receive direct or indirect payments (through CCGs or others). What are the names of these authorities and what monies are paid on a one off or annual payments?

As Halton CCG only covers 5% of Cheshire & Merseyside STP why has the decision to amalgamate it with others been deferred till 2021. It is managed by the same CCG management team with Warrington. This team charge both CCGs duplicated costs.
Should not all small CCGs be amalgamated by April 2020 and management under NHS guide lines.

Yours faithfully,

James A Owen

FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

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FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

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FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Dear James Owen,

Re:     Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI-2002-1142179)

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 14 February
2020

Your exact request was:-

“Information required about the operations of Cheshire and Merseyside STP
as no FOI accessDear Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit,

Cheshire and Merseyside STP.

What progress has been made to integrate estates and personnel with Local
Authorities? Please provide names and any finance transfers.

How many local Authority in the Cheshire and Merseyside STP footprint
receive direct or indirect payments (through CCGs or others). What are the
names of these authorities and what monies are paid on a one off or annual
payments? 

As Halton CCG only covers 5% of Cheshire & Merseyside STP why has the
decision to amalgamate it with others been deferred till 2021. It is
managed by the same CCG management team with Warrington. This team charge
both CCGs duplicated costs.
Should not all small CCGs be amalgamated by April 2020 and management
under NHS guide lines.”

 
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Question Response
The Cheshire & Mersey Sustainability & Transformation
Partnership (STP) has established a Strategic Estates
Board that reports into the STP System Management
Board. The Estates Board includes Local Authority
What progress has representation through the two Public Estate leads –
been made to one each for Cheshire and Warrington and Liverpool
integrate estates City Region. By convening in this way and taking a
and personnel with whole system view, the intention in due course is to
Local Authorities? identify opportunities to make better use of existing
Please provide estate and better design future estate to meet the
names and any needs of the population and ensure more efficient use
finance transfers. of public funding.
This year the STP received a single non-recurrent ‘top
slice’ from NHS England amounting to 0.5% of
allocations to CCGs equating to approximately £20m.
How many local Around £8m of this funding was directed into
Authority in the investments to fund the STP’s programmes of work ‘at
Cheshire and scale’ (i.e. covering footprints larger than a single
Merseyside STP borough) and circa £8m was shared between the nine
footprint receive Places (coterminous with the STP’s nine boroughs) to
direct or indirect encourage local system transformation. As Places are
payments (through constituted from NHS, Local Authority, GP and other
CCGs or others). membership, all Local Authorities are likely to
What are the names benefit from these payments as part of their
of these involvement in joint programmes of work being run in
authorities and each Place; the STP does not direct how Places should
what monies are spend their funding in detail. The Local Authorities
paid on a one off in the Cheshire & Mersey STP are: Cheshire West &
or annual Chester, Cheshire East, Wirral, Halton, Warrington, St
payments?  Helens, Knowsley, Sefton and Liverpool.
As Halton CCG only
covers 5% of
Cheshire &
Merseyside STP why
has the decision to
amalgamate it with
others been
deferred till 2021.
It is managed by Discussions to merge the existing Halton and
the same CCG Warrington CCGs took place in 2019 but the decision to
management team proceed with a merger at that stage was postponed as
with Warrington. there was insufficient support from the GP membership
This team charge in Halton. Further discussions are currently underway
both CCGs to explore the potential for the merger of Halton, St
duplicated costs. Helens and Warrington CCGs.
Since the beginning of 2019, CCGs in England have been
increasingly encouraged to consider merging to cover
larger geographic areas; alongside this, all STPs are
Should not all expected to have progressed to ICS status by April
small CCGs be 2021. Any CCG boundary changes will formally come into
amalgamated by full effect at the beginning of a new financial year,
April 2020 and meaning that any CCGs wishing to be considered for
management under merger by April 2021 will need to have submitted their
NHS guide lines? applications by 31st October 2020.

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