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NHS Wirral CCG signs Social Value Charter

NHS Wirral CCG has declared its commitment to achieve Social Value through its commissioning approach by signing the Social Value Charter.

The vision for Social Value across Cheshire and Merseyside is that everyone recognises their contribution to Social Value, including the changes it can bring about to reduce avoidable inequalities and improve health and wellbeing.  Social Value is about using the resources and assets we have more strategically, to produce a wider benefit. It also describes the values and principles which inform our behaviours and approaches.

The Charter, developed by Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership, includes principles such as taking an ‘asset based’ and ‘capabilities’ approach, building on the strengths of people and our communities and enabling people to live a ‘valued and dignified life’.  It reflects our commissioning intentions to drive significant behaviour change across our population, organisations and workforce.

NHS Wirral CCG has already undertaken positive steps towards increasing the impact to Social Value, including working closely with Wirral Council to adopt the use of the Social Value portal, a national on-line solution that allows organisations to measure and manage the contribution that their organisation and providers make to society and ensures a consistent approach to how we measure and report social value.

By signing the Charter, we are outlining our commitment to the Charter principles and agreement to become a champion for Social Value and an ‘Anchor Institute’ within Cheshire and Merseyside using our purchasing power to build capabilities, strengths and assets within our communities, ensuring that Cheshire and Merseyside is a great ‘Place’ to live and work.

 

(Pictured: Simon Banks, Chief Officer - NHS Wirral CCG, and Paula Cowan, Chair - NHS Wirral CCG, signing the Social Value Charter).