Our mission is simple: To improve the health of the people of Blackpool. That’s easier said than done, we know, but our values lie at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make.

The NHS Constitution states that ‘the NHS belongs to the people,’ which is why working with our patients, our partners and you, the public, is so important to us.

Our vision is to reduce health inequalities through strong, clinically-led commissioning of high quality healthcare services that are modern, truly patient-centred and in the most appropriate setting.

We want to:

  • Make the care of patients our first concern.
  • Protect and promote the health of our patients and the public.
  • Provide a good standard of practice and care.
  • Treat our patients as individuals and respect their dignity.
  • Work in partnership with our patients.
  • Be honest, open and act with integrity.

We buy healthcare services for Blackpool CCG’s registered population of 172,500 from many different providers. These healthcare services include:

  • Emergency and urgent health care – such as the services provided at Blackpool Victoria Hospital A&E department.
  • Ambulance services.
  • Community health services such as community nursing; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; and chiropody.
  • Maternity services.
  • Hospital care such as outpatient and inpatient services and operations.
  • Rehabilitation services in the community and in community hospitals on the Fylde Coast.
  • Support services for those with mental health conditions and learning disabilities.
  • Prescriptions for medicines signed by doctors at GP practices across Blackpool.

We will aim to ensure:

  • If you are referred by your GP for non-urgent hospital treatment this will start within 18 weeks.
  • If you are referred by your GP with suspected cancer you will be seen within two weeks.
  • If you are diagnosed with cancer your treatment will start within 31 days.
  • If you have to attend A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital you will be treated within four hours of arrival.