Previous communications 

As part of the transfer, we will make sure you are informed and involved as much as is possible.

On this page we will share copies of issued communications.

As we progress towards the transfer, we plan to share key updates and information to support you via a dedicated Knowsley 0-19 transfer briefing.

All colleagues who are transferring across to Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust received this welcome booklet in the post just before the Christmas break.

Preparing to transfer bulletin

Issue 1: 21 December 2021

As you prepare to transfer from Mersey Care to Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust (WCHC) on 1 February 2022 we will share information that will support you ahead of the transfer. 

Welcome to Team WCHC Booklet

All colleagues who are transferring across to Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust received this welcome booklet in the post just before the Christmas break. It contains information about the WCHC and key information to support you with the transition. As you prepare to join the WCHC, you can visit their website and explore the dedicated children and young people’s section - www.wchc.nhs.uk/children. You can also follow the organisation on Twitter @wchc_nhs and like the Facebook @nhs_buzz.

Payroll Forms

So that you are paid at the end of February 2022, WCHC will need you to complete their payroll forms with your bank details. 

Payroll Form

The completed forms need to be returned by email to annie.roberts3@nhs.net. Alternatively, you can post your completed form to:

Annie Roberts

Human Resources

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust

Ground Floor Wing 5

St Catherine’s Health Centre

Derby Road

Birkenhead   CH42 0LQ

Your start date should be completed as 1 February 2021 and forms will need to be returned by no later than Friday 14 January 2022.

Any queries relating to the HMRC section or the pension form then please refer to the guidance included on the form or the attached document below, if you still require assistance please contact WCHC’s Pensions Team on 01244 364 455 (select option 2).

Guidance on completing payroll form

Recruitment

WCHC is pleased to confirm that they have reviewed the need to recruit to vacancies within the service and there have been some appointments already made for 2.6 WTE Band 5 Nurses and 0.6 WTE School Nurses with further interviews taking place.  Mersey Care and WCHC are working closely together to make sure recruitment continues during the transition period.

WCHC will soon be recruiting to the following posts:

  • Infant Feeding Lead B7 0.8 WTE
  • Enhancing Families Nurses B7 2.0 WTE
  • Service Performance Officer B4 1.0 WTE

Links to the recruitment of these posts will be shared with you once the adverts go out.

WCHC is recruiting to the bank. If you are a Health Visitor and wish to join the bank please apply via the following link http://wirralct.healthjobsuk.com/job/v3745918

Please note that when you transfer to WCHC you will no longer remain on the bank for Mid Mersey. If you wish to remain on the bank for Mid Mersey please contact the temporary staffing team who will send you the forms to fill in nursebank@merseycare.nhs.uk.

Estates

WCHC has confirmed that the main base for the service will be North Huyton however staff at WCHC are still working through the estates issues and hope to be able to confirm in the new year all of the bases staff will operate from.

Finally, we know how hard you are all working to keep our families safe and on behalf of the leadership team we want you to know that this is recognised and appreciated.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas.