Dear colleague,

For the past 18 months local NHS and council organisations have been working in partnership to plan health and care services for the next five years across the Fylde Coast.

This ‘integrated care partnership’ – known locally as Healthier Fylde Coast – is part of a wider system of partnership working across Lancashire and South Cumbria – known as Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria.

We’re facing some really significant challenges across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. In understanding these challenges we aim to tackle them head on. We want to make sure people living on the Fylde Coast have the very best health and care services possible.

With this in mind we have spent the past few months working closely as a local health and care partnership to develop the first draft of our five year strategy.

Our strategy has already been influenced by a huge amount of feedback from our staff, clinicians, wider stakeholders and people living on the Fylde Coast. We now want to take the first draft of our strategy ‘on the road’ to seek people’s views on the effectiveness of our priorities to meet the challenges ahead.

As part of our wide programme of engagement we would like to invite members of voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups to a workshop session on 16 March at Trinity Hospice, 3pm-5pm.

 Spaces are limited so please book your place as soon as possible by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vcfs-roadshow-planning-for-a-healthier-fylde-coast-tickets-93044321069.

You can find more information about the local health and care partnership on the Healthier Fylde Coast website https://healthierfyldecoast.nhs.uk/

We’re excited about the future, we’re ready to make some big changes and by working together we will improve health and care for people living on the Fylde Coast.

Yours sincerely,

 

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE                                                          

 Chief Clinical Officer

Fylde Coast CCGs

 

Kevin McGee

 Chief Executive

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust