Local NHS Living Well Service is highly commended at national awards

The Living Well Bus, large white van
The Living Well Bus, large white van

A mobile health and wellbeing service aimed at improving health outcomes has been highly commended at the national HSJ Partnership Awards 2023.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (CWP) Living Well Service, which provides targeted health and wellbeing clinics across Cheshire and Merseyside, was recognised in the Estates Optimisation Project of the Year at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 for its achievements in addressing key health inequalities.

Operating as a drop-in service on specially designed clinic buses, Living Well provides a broad range of physical health checks, mental wellbeing support and COVID-19 vaccinations. The service can also connect people with other local services such as help with finances, social care, diet and lifestyle.

Tim Welch, CWP chief executive, said: “We are immensely proud of the work that we do. Working within such diverse and dynamic communities such as ours, we needed to be innovative in our approach to providing health and wellbeing services. The Living Well Bus has been the driving force to achieve this. Well done to everyone involved in gaining this accolade, it’s a testimony to your professionalism in helping to promote the best possible outcomes for our communities as a whole.”

Jayne Wood, director of vaccine and testing operations, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, said: “This service has demonstrated superb partnership working and is an excellent example also of system-wide working. The Living Well service is proving to be a vital lifeline to the very heart and health of our communities, so we are very proud to see the HSJ recognise the benefits that this provides the people we support.”

Learn more about the service at: www.cwp.nhs.uk/livingwellservice