Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT
Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust is the local leader of the NHS, responsible for ensuring the health care needs for its local population of 450,000. They work in conjunction with GP Practices, Opticians, Pharmacies, opticians and work closely with other local organisations, such as, local councils, voluntary organisations and third sector, in order to achieve sustainable improvements in health and wellbeing of the local population an reduce health inequalities.
East Cheshire NHS Trust
East Cheshire NHS Trust was established in 2002 and provides a wide range of acute health services to the population of eastern Cheshire and the borders of the neighbouring areas of Stockport, High Peak and North Staffordshire. The population catchment area is approximately 200,000.
The Trust has a 24 hour emergency and trauma department with inpatient services provided from three sites. The Trust also benefits from a state of the art antenatal department, cancer resource centre, day surgery facilities and newly built rehabilitation unit. They also provide a number of hospital services in partnership with other local trusts and private providers.
Western Cheshire PCT
NHS Western Cheshire commissions health services for the local population of approximately 250,000 and is responsible for ensuring local health services meet the needs of local people. The Primary Care Trust leads the local NHS (hospitals, family doctors, dentists, optometrists and community staff) and works in partnership with other organisations, such as local councils and the voluntary sector, to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of Western Cheshire.
Community Care Western Cheshire
Cheshire HR Service
The Cheshire HR Service is a shared service providing a fully comprehensive Human Resources (HR) service to their Customers. It is hosted by East Cheshire NHS Trust and provides HR services to East Cheshire NHS Trust, Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT, Cheshire East Community Health, NHS Western Cheshire PCT, Cheshire ICT Service and Community Care Western Cheshire.
Cheshire HR Service works closely with the Customer organisations to deliver a range of services in the following functional areas: HR Administration Recruitment, Learning and Development, HR Business Partner – strategic and operational HR, Medical Staffing and Employee Wellbeing Services. The Service aims to support their customer organisations to achieve their strategic objectives through excellent people management.
The ICT projects that the Cheshire ICT Service are undertaking with the Cheshire HR Service at the moment include:
The provision of technical solutions to facilitate collaborative working between geographically dispersed HR teams and individuals and HR staff to get access to the information they need, when they need it, wherever they work across Cheshire;
The implementation of an eHR solution to provide online access to key HR polices and procedures.
The migration of all HR staff to NHSMail in order to standardise the e-mail service used by staff and to facilitate secure messaging.
Cheshire ICT Service provides a range of technical services to support 92 GP Practices within NHS Western Cheshire and Central & Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust. The GP Practices vary in size and location from relatively small rural based, single-handed practices to the larger medical centres based in urban areas that incorporate over 10 GPs, a variety of community health care teams and several support staff. There are over 5 different GP information systems in operation across the Cheshire ICT Service footprint requiring diverse expertise throughout the service delivery teams to support and maintain each and every Primary Care Health Care Team.