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.
We’re facing some really significant challenges across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. In understanding these challenges we aim to tackle them head on. We want to make sure people living on the Fylde Coast have the very best health and care services possible.
With this in mind we have spent the past few months working closely as a local health and care partnership to develop the first draft of our five year strategy.
Our partnership working across the Fylde Coast is supported by a clear vision:
By working more closely together we will deliver three key aims:
We will have healthy communities across the whole of the Fylde Coast.
We will have safe high quality services with better outcomes and experiences for our patients.
We will have health and care services which are fit for the future, delivered by a skilled, motivated and resilient workforce.
Our strategy has already been influenced by a huge amount of feedback from our staff, clinicians, wider stakeholders and people living on the Fylde Coast. We now want to take the first draft of our strategy ‘on the road’ to seek people’s views on the effectiveness of our priorities to meet the challenges ahead.
We’re excited about the future, we’re ready to make some big changes and by working together we will improve health and care for people living on the Fylde Coast.
View the Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership draft strategy in full.
Work on the Fylde Coast is part of wider system of partnership working across Lancashire and South Cumbria. You can find out more about the wider system work on the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System website.
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