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Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership have appointed LSHP to support the delivery of the Greener NHS agenda across the Northwest. This long-term sustainability lead role will be delivered over the next two years by gbpartnerships, on behalf of LSHP. The role expands and solidifies on the work that has already been carried out by gbpartnerships’ Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Becky Jones.


Becky is Chair of the Sustainability Group and the nominated lead for the sustainability agenda across the Partnership, working closely with the other Northwest sustainability leads.

The first requirement for Becky is to embed the recently developed Sustainability Group as an integral part of the Partnership’s working framework, reporting into the Population Health Board and establishing sub-groups to progress the good work that has taken place so far. The main focus of the work is to:

  • Work with Dave Sweeney, Executive Director of Partnerships, on delivering the Greener NHS and wider sustainability agenda

  • Lead on the production of an ICS Green Plan

  • Maximise the potential of Anchor Institutions working within the Partnership to further strengthen local skills, improve sustainability, reduce air pollution, reduce inequalities, improve opportunities and environments for local people and embed the wider social values framework

  • Encourage representation from as many organisations across the Partnership as possible

  • Embed the work already being carried out to deliver the commitments to the agenda with the aim of achieving the Social Values Award in the near future.

Dave Sweeney Exec Director of Partnerships for Cheshire and Merseyside commented.

"Those that know me will not be surprised by this collaboration as collaboration is everything. Becky brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for this critical agenda. When I say critical I mean critical, it is up to us all to do what we can to sustain our planet. The NHS has to - and will be -in that space in Cheshire and Merseyside, working with our regional and National partners to do so. Welcome aboard Becky."



Becky Jones, gbpartnerships Corporate Social Responsibility Manager commented:

"I’m delighted to be working with the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership to support them in leading the way on the Greener NHS agenda. This focus on sustainability and supporting the Greener NHS agenda chimes with so much of what we’re doing at LSHP and gbpartnerships, supporting NHS and Local Authority clients in driving towards zero carbon targets. Last month we were able to work together to successfully deliver a 100% return rate for the NHS Greener data collection returns – quite an achievement for a Partnership as large as the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership.”

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South Liverpool Treatment Centre replaced the much smaller Sir Alfred Jones memorial hospital which stood on the site previously. The building opened in April 2011 and houses two GP practices, a walk in and diagnostics suite, community dentistry, physiotherapy and a wide range of outpatient’s services including audiology and ophthalmology.

It was procured via the NHS LIFT framework as part of providing new healthcare facilities throughout Liverpool and is run by Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnership (LSHP) LIFTCo, who are a member of The LIFT Council.


This project has been awarded an ACE Excellence in Engineering 2011 Commendation following its completion in March 2011.


Sited on an elevated plot in Garston, the new health centre replaced a much-loved Edwardian Hospital. Strong geometric forms clad in stainless steel combine with a dramatic, welcoming entrance carved into the sandstone creating a new landmark. A café and Pharmacy animate the street frontage at lower ground level. Fragments of the demolished hospital offer references to the history of the site.


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On the 20th anniversary of the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programme, partners have called on the Government to harness the huge strengths of the LIFT model to tackle the healthcare challenges ahead and secure the future of the LIFT programme to continue supporting the NHS and local communities across England.


The LIFT Council, the representative body for NHS LIFTCos in England, has today published the Five-Year Forward View for the LIFT programme, which outlines its strategic priorities from the Government and health service leaders, including the crucial end of term period.


These priorities are:

  1. A clear expression of support for the future of LIFT.

  2. A role for third-party providers from the LIFT estate in developing Cavell Centre pilots.

  3. Use of the NHS LIFT model to support activities in health care infrastructure, such as the 40 new hospitals programme.

  4. Use of the NHS LIFT model as a key tool to create Integrated Care Systems (ICS) through the Health and Social Care Bill.

  5. Effective local public sector partnerships with the creation of Integrated Care Systems.

The Five-Year Forward View also details how the LIFT model is more than just a delivery vehicle with the expertise of the 49 LIFTCos across England able to play an important role in supporting our NHS across a variety of areas. These include: integrating services, infrastructure planning, the post-pandemic recovery and enabling the move to net zero.


Writing in the foreword for the NHS LIFT Five-Year Forward View, The Rt Hon Alan Johnson, former Health Secretary and Chair of the Citycare LIFTCo said:

‘LIFT is the most successful public infrastructure project that most have never heard of, but its achievements are there for all to see: over 350 high-quality, flexible primary and community care facilities delivered, with nine out of ten of these being in areas of above average health needs. One of the founding promises of the NHS was a health centre in every community. 73 years later, the NHS LIFT programme has helped carry us towards that goal.’

In addition, Sarah Beaumont-Smith, Chair of The LIFT Council said:

‘After two successful decades of supporting the NHS and local communities, the end of LIFT’s 25-year team is approaching in a number of areas, but we see this as a beginning not an end - The LIFT Council members are clear in our commitment to continue working with our public sector partners, in contrary to the cut and run charge that is all too often laid at the door of third-party providers. We are excited by the opportunities presented by the Cavell Centre pioneers, which will build on the successes of the LIFT estate and hope to play a role in the next wave of delivering primary and community care.’

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