Healthier Fylde Coast Strategy

Healthier Fylde Coast Strategy

The ‘Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership’ brings NHS and council organisations together to improve health and care for people living in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

The local partnership is known as ‘Healthier Fylde Coast’. As a partnership we will work together to a common vision: ‘Improving health and care together’. You can find out more about the partnership by visiting

Throughout 2019 a huge amount of work took place to develop the partnership’s five year strategy. The first draft of the strategy was informed by existing and new patient and public insight.

The information below details what insight has been done to date, as well as further planned engagement activity.

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Existing insight

In order to draw on as much existing insight as possible, we reviewed all of our engagement activity over the past three years. We looked at what local people have previously told us about their experiences of local health and care services and what they think those services should look like.

This information was used to help identify initial areas of focus within the early planning of the strategy, but also to understand where we had gaps in our insight.

The report which was submitted to the strategy development team can be found here: ICP strategy development engagement insight (pdf | 2.1 MB)

Healthwatch engagement

The review of our existing insight showed us that we needed to do more engagement with people who work, people living in rural communities and people with experience of common mental health problems.

We commissioned Healthwatch Blackpool to carry out a number of focus groups on our behalf. We wanted to know their views on local health and care services, as well as any ideas for improvement.

The insight from these focus groups was used to further develop the strategy. The full report can be viewed here: Lancashire & South Cumbria - Final Report (pdf | 2.2 MB)

Staff engagement

In July 2019 a survey was shared with staff across the Fylde Coast CCGs, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Council. 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.

The full report in relation to the findings of the staff survey can be found here: 20190920 Working together across the Fylde Coast staff survey - results short (pdf | 0.2 MB)

Clinical engagement

In November we spoke to a range of clinicians about our plans to make sure we were on the right track. You can read more about this session here.

Future engagement

Based on all of the engagement above, the first draft of the Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership strategy was finalised in January 2020. A comprehensive programme of engagement will now take place over the coming months to ‘test’ the strategy with our staff, clinical, wider stakeholders and patients and the public to make sure we’ve got it right. Below is an outline of what is planned.

Fylde Coast health and care strategy – engagement timetable 2020 (dates to follow soon)

Last updated on 21 January 2020 at 11:06 by senior communications and engagement officer