Making better use of our joint resources is crucial, including staff, services and money. We now have an opportunity to develop better ways of working between the existing partners, services and professionals on the Fylde coast.
Known as ‘Healthier Fylde Coast’, the Integrated Care Partnership brings together the local NHS, Blackpool Council and Lancashire County Council.
For the past 18 months local NHS and council organisations have been working in partnership to plan health and care services for the next five years across the Fylde Coast.
We don’t need any legislative changes to make progress as we can work within our existing organisations to strengthen partnership working, further develop services and improve effectiveness and efficiency.
The are 352,000 people in Blackpool, Fleetwood, Thornton-Cleveleys, Poulton-le-Fylde, Garstang, Great Eccleston, Over Wyre, Lytham St Annes, Kirkham, Wesham, and the surrounding villages.
Understanding our people is vital to providing the best quality health and care services for the region and maintaining a strong relationship with the population that we serve.
The Fylde Coast has the largest proportion of people aged 50+ in Lancashire and one of the lowest percentages of people under the age of 15 in the county.
Blackpool has larger levels of deprivation compared to Fylde and Wyre and other areas of the country. Life expectancy for both men and women is lower in Blackpool than Fylde and Wyre and also the national average.
There is a significantly smaller percentage of ethnic minority groups compared to the rest of the North West, England and Wales.
You can view these statistics in some more detail here.
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