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.
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 are not members of the Committee but attend the meetings.
For more information, including how to attend the committee meetings please visit: www.healthierlsc.co.uk/jcccg