Information about Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, the name for the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) for the region, is now available on a new website www.healthierlsc.co.uk
In March, NHS England announced that moving forward Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships will have the role to oversee the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View and key national priorities.
In Lancashire and South Cumbria, the partnership is about NHS, council and community organisations working together more closely than we have before to improve outcomes and care for local people, manage pressures on services and make best use of the growth in our financial resources.
Through effective partnerships in Lancashire and South Cumbria we are working to invest in health and deliver high quality healthcare. Organisations are involved in improvements that need to happen across the whole region and are working to develop local plans in five areas. These are the Fylde coast, Pennine Lancashire, Central Lancashire, West Lancashire and Morecambe Bay.
An easy to understand guide has been published to explain how NHS, council and community organisations are working together to improve health and care for local people. This is available at www.healthierlsc.co.uk/resources/read-our-plain-english-guide
For more information about the Sustainability and Transformation draft plan which was published in November 2016 visit http://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/about/stp
Joined up decision making across Lancashire and South Cumbria
Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria has formed a committee to make decisions on health and healthcare.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are NHS organisations that plan and buy healthcare for their communities. The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (JCCCG) is a meeting of the CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria and will be responsible for making decisions about any future proposals referred to it by the CCGs. Decisions that will be referred if they require a Lancashire and South Cumbria approach, but most decisions about healthcare will continue to be taken locally.
The committee is held in public and chaired by Phil Watson CBE, who is independent of the health organisations.
The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups consists of GPs and lay members from each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Chief Executives from Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council, representatives from district Councils and local Healthwatch attend the meetings.
The next meeting of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups is on Thursday 1 November 2018 at Morecambe Bay CCG, Moor Lane Mills in Lancaster.
If members of the public would like to attend, they are asked to contact the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Team on 01253 951630 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and provide details of any specific requirements they might have.
Please let us know about your plans as it enables us to organise drinks and seating arrangements at the venue.
The terms of reference for this meeting are available here
For information about changes to the format of Joint Committee Clinical Commissioning Groups please visit https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/joint-committee-ccgs