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 survey was developed to understand how much knowledge staff had of the Fylde Coast partnership (as well as the wider system partnership) and how they felt about partnership working.
The findings of the survey were used to further develop the strategy, particularly in relation to partnership working, as well as helping to inform the staff communications and engagement approach going forward.
Generally speaking, around two thirds of the staff who responded to the survey said that they were at least ‘somewhat aware’ of the development of partnership working across the Fylde Coast. They believe better communications (between and about services, about the ICP and staff engagement), integrated IT systems and meetings/networking opportunities would make it easier to work together across the Fylde Coast. Finally, the respondents cited the following benefits for staff working in partnership across the Fylde Coast: sharing best practice and more opportunities for development, improved patient experience and greater efficiencies.
The full report in relation to the findings of the staff survey can be found below:
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