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Exec Board members receive LJMU honour

Two senior members of Mersey Care’s Executive Board – Chief Executive Prof Joe Rafferty CBE and Trish Bennett, Executive Director of Nursing and Operations and  Deputy Chief Executive of Clinical Services – have been named among 10 honorary fellows to mark the bicentenary celebrations of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

They will receive their honorary fellowships at a ceremony at St George’s Hall, Liverpool on 8 November. They have been chosen because of their “contributions to improving lives across the Liverpool City Region and beyond.”

Some of the other beneficiaries of the award include Nikita Parris, winner of UEFA Euro 2022 with the England Lionesses, Louise Shepherd, Chief Executive of Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Andy Cooke, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and HM Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services.

Virtual Ward wins HSJ Award

Mersey Care’s remote monitoring enabled heart failure virtual ward, run in partnership with NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, has won the ‘Safety Improvement through technology’ category at the HSJ awards.

The North West’s first heart failure virtual ward was launched in May 2022, following a successful joint bid from Mersey Care and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) to secure funding from the NHS Digital Health Partnership Award.

The virtual ward, run in partnership with digital health company Docobo and part of our Telehealth Service, ensures heart failure patients can receive the same care by remaining at home as they would expect when in hospital.  

M-RIC launches new website

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The Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre (M-RIC) has launched a new dedicated website which provides further details on the pioneering mental health research that is being undertaken in Liverpool and will have a direct impact on local NHS care and treatments.


Prof Dame Carol Black meets Liverpool health leaders

Government advisor Prof Black author of the influential Black review on drugs, visited The Life Rooms in Walton earlier last month. She met NHS, academic, charity and other sector leaders in a mission to create a joined up approach to tackling drug addiction.