The aim of the Starting Well programme is to improve the health outcomes in pregnancy and for babies, children and young people.
Our primary objective for this programme is to understand the health priorities for clinicians, academics and other stakeholders across the Liverpool City Region (LCR) which is defined as the six boroughs in the region, Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. To assist us in this consultation process, we are using an adapted Delphi-Method.
From this consultation process, we will develop an agreed evidence-informed roadmap for tackling the health needs and improving the health outcomes in pregnancy and for babies, children and young people, endorsed by each of Liverpool’s health partners, and co-created with parents, children and young people.
Taking part in this consultation process will allow you to shape the LHP strategy, defining, as you see it, the priorities for our focus, this contribution will be valuable for informing the Starting Well programme.
Educating the workforce to deliver high quality maternal and child health research, developing new insights and ideas, for example, looking at how different disciplines can inform the Starting Well programme, for example, behaviour science. Showcase existing research to engage the next generation of early stage researchers across all health care professional groups.
Within the areas defined through our consultation process we will develop collaborative partnerships which address these areas.
In the interim period, prior to the completion of the consultation process, we will conduct collaborative workshops with cross cutting LHP themes. Exploring where there is already potential synergy across themes – ACHD, neurosciences, oncology, addiction.
A current example of this is the Hugh Greenwood Legacy Fund which is in its second year and is based on funding for programmes and fellowships for partnership work between Alder Hey NHS Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Women’s Hospital and the University of Liverpool.