People living on the Fylde Coast are being encouraged to have their say on plans for local health and care services over the next five years.
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 Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
This ‘integrated care partnership’ is part of a wider system of partnership working across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Six public roadshows are being held throughout March which people are encouraged to attend.
Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, chief clinical officer of NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – the organisations that plan and buy health services on the Fylde Coast – said: “We have spent the past few months working closely as a Fylde Coast health and care partnership to develop our five year strategy.
“This is your chance to get a better understanding of our strategy and help us by sharing your ideas about how we can best deliver it.
“Our aim is to create health and care services which support people to be as healthy as possible with a greater sense of wellbeing. We want to make sure when people are unwell, they can get high quality treatment or advice as close to their home as possible. To do this we need more, and better, community based services.
“We also want to make better use of technology which will make it easier for people to access services and stay at home for longer. We only want people to go into hospital if they absolutely have to. This will allow our hospitals to concentrate on services that only they can provide.”
Places are limited so people are encouraged to book their place as soon as possible by visiting https://healthierfyldecoast.nhs.uk/our-strategy-2020-2025/book-now/public-engagement-sessions
You can find more information about the local health and care partnership on the Healthier Fylde Coast website https://healthierfyldecoast.nhs.uk/