We regularly undertake surveys about possible changes or proposals to services in order to gather feedback to inform our decisions. Our current open surveys are listed below with the newest surveys at the top of the list (so please scroll down so you don’t miss our older surveys that are still active).

Results and decisions made as a result of previous surveys can be found in our ‘You Said, We Did‘ section of this website.

Have your say on long-term plan for the NHS

People living on the Fylde coast have been asked to have their say on the future of NHS services.

Following the Government’s announcement of an extra £20.5billion of funding for the NHS across the UK over the next five years, NHS bosses want to plan how to use that money to improve services.

The plan will set out ambitions for improvements over the next decade and will be shaped through a national consultation involving the public

Dr Amanda Doyle, GP and Chief Officer for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, said: “This has been a year for reflecting on the success of the NHS and celebrating its 70th birthday year.

“But now we must look to the future and start thinking about the long-term plan. It’s no secret the NHS has to develop to meet the needs of a changing population.

“As part of this process it is vital that all those who rely on and work in or alongside the NHS have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and insights.

“You may choose to provide responses for every topic or just the ones that are important to you or the group you represent. Where possible we encourage organisations to collate responses from their members into a single submission.”

Before completing the survey, people are encouraged to read a discussion guide which has been published, alongside an easy read version, which is intended to help stimulate ideas for suggested improvements to services across three key themes.

The themes are ‘giving people the right care at different stages of their lives’, ‘improving health and care in particular areas’ and ‘putting the right things in place for NHS services to improve’.

Click here to view all the documents, complete the feedback form or for more information on the consultation, before 30 September 2018.

Lancashire Policy Harmonisation

NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire to review clinical policies across the region.

This CCG, together with all the CCGs in Lancashire, needs to make sure patients continue to access essential clinical services.  To achieve this, the CCG originally adopted policies formerly approved by our predecessor Primary Care Trust.  Most of these policies are similar across Lancashire but not the same in all cases.

The working group has now reviewed a number of procedures, which identifies the circumstances when these services will or will not be provided to patients.  The latest draft policies open for patient and public scrutiny and feedback can be found here.

Lancashire and South Cumbria Better Births

NHS, local councils and partner organisations are working together across Lancashire and South Cumbria to make sure all women, their babies and their families experience safe, kind, compassionate and personalised care, and to make sure they can access support that is centred on their needs and circumstances.

The partners involved with Better Births Lancashire and South Cumbria want to develop innovative new services to make sure you are well supported and informed at every stage of your pregnancy, enabling you to make decisions about your care which are best suited to you and your family.

Part of our engagement with women and families is through the local Maternity Voices Partnerships. A Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a team of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care.

Click here to visit the Better Births website

The purpose of local MVP’s are to ensure that:

  • Every woman on the maternity pathway has a chance to have her voice heard about the service she is receiving through an MVP
  • Every MVP is adequately resourced to engage in true co-production of maternity services
  • Local MVP chairs and service user members feel networked and supported in their role
  • MVPs are involved in work in their local communities but also represented at Local Maternity System (LMS) level

Fylde Coast MVP

Co-Chairs – Loreto Rubianes & Rebecca Rowley



More information about Better Births can be found on the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria website.

Accessible Information

All organisations that provide NHS or adult social care must follow the accessible information standard by law.

The aim of the Accessible Information Standard is to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand, and any communication support that they need.

The Accessible Information Standard informs organisations how they should make sure that patients service users, their carers and parents, can access and understand the information they receive. This includes making sure that people get information in different formats if they need it, for example in large print, braille, easy read or via email.

For more information about the standard please go to: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/patients/accessibleinfo-2/

We would like to know if services in Blackpool are meeting the Accessible Information Standard. Please take this short survey if you are visually impaired.

Alternatively, if you would like to obtain a physical copy of the survey to fill-out and return please click here to download this. All completed surveys should be returned to the following address:

Communications Team,
NHS Blackpool CCG,
Blackpool Stadium,
Seasiders Way,
FY1 6JX.

patient choice

If you were recently referred to hospital for treatment, were you offered a choice of where to go?

  • No (47%, 40 Votes)
  • Yes (37%, 32 Votes)
  • Can't remember (16%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 86

Loading ... Loading ...