Publish date: 14 April 2021

As part of the work supporting the transfer of Cheshire and Merseyside staff and services to Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Mersey Care has commissioned an organisational culture assessment which will begin this month.

With any organisational integration, there is a due diligence process to assess the financial and performance status of the Trust. In addition, to support a smooth on-boarding process, an exercise is taking place to understand any differences in ways of working between our Trust and Mersey Care. This will involve gauging staff opinion, feelings and expectations, as well as management processes, through surveys and interviews.

Assessing any cultural differences and finding ways to address them can help with creating a positive culture that builds on the values of each Trust and helps minimise any risks of cultural clashes.

The work is being carried out by the Porthmeor Group, a group of health industry experts focused on strategic transformation and taking the best from each Trust to create an improving, enlarged organisation.

You are invited to participate in this process by completing this survey. Please be completely honest to give a true picture of our Trust. The deadline for responses is Thursday 22 April 2021.

If you have any questions, please email