- The North West Coast Connected Health Ecosystem was set up in 2014
- Region: North West Coast of England
- Population Size: 4.1 Million
- Across the North West Coast (NWC) we have 19 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
- 22 Health Care Trusts providing care
- Health and Social Care is often joined up at the point of delivery, although Social Care is provided via Local Authorities.
Description of health care system funding and provision:
The NHS is divided practically into two parts covering primary and secondary with trusts given the task of health care delivery. There are two main kinds of trusts in the NHS reflecting purchaser/provider roles: commissioning trusts are responsible for examining local needs and negotiating with providers to provide health care services to the local population, and provider trusts are NHS bodies delivering health care service. Commissioning trusts negotiate service delivery with providers that may be NHS bodies or private entities. They will be involved in agreeing major capital and other health care spending projects in their region
Across the North West Coast (NWC) we have 19 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and 22 Health Care Trusts providing care. Health and Social Care is often joined up at the point of delivery, although Social Care is provided via Local Authorities.
Other key facts:
National policy on Health and Wealth has started to bring together public body expertise with industry and academia to grow the economy and adopt innovation at scale within health and social care. Through collaboration across the NWC, we are able to pull together learning, adoption and spread of innovation at scale and pace to improve patients and population outcomes as well as contributing to economic growth.