Peer review for local systems

Peer review is a robust and effective improvement tool led by the sector, for the sector. Building on the success of the LGA’s existing peer review model, and sector-led improvement approach we continue to introduce more experienced peers from the NHS.

The reviews are designed as a sense check for each partnership and an opportunity to hear how others are meeting similar challenges, encouraging the cross fertilisation of good practice within and between systems.

We have also developed a peer-to-peer review model where senior representatives from two systems come together to compare their vision, priorities, successes and challenges. The aim is to share these with experienced colleagues in a safe space to gain a different perspective and new ideas about how to solve common problems.

What are the benefits of peer review?

“It’s definitely had a life beyond the event. It’s created a greater sense of collective responsibility which is now changing the conversations we’re having’ and ‘there have been significant behavioural and tonal changes as a result…with greater peer to peer challenge on an ongoing basis and a new focus on finding solutions to long standing issues….’’

Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership    


To book a peer review, please email