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.
To enable this we will also put more focus into promoting good health and wellbeing by working with individuals and communities to prevent ill health in the first place. This is outlined in the Fylde Coast Self-Care Strategy.
When people do need to access services, we believe that the vast majority of these should be provided locally, within the Fylde Coast.
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