What is Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria?
This was the partnership of NHS and other organisations
working to deliver our 5 year Sustainability and Transformation Plan for
Lancashire and South Cumbria that describes how we will improve quality,
develop new models of care, improve health and wellbeing, and improve
efficiency of services. In March 2018, NHS England announced Lancashire and South Cumbria as one of the first areas where the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) will progress into the integrated care system. The Sustainability and Transformation Partnership is now referred to as an integrated care system called Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria. More detail on this can be found here.
The Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) has now progressed into the integrated care system called Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria. This is the whole system that we are seeking to create across Lancashire and South Cumbria (commissioners, providers and regulators). This has been updated to reflect the Refreshing NHS Plans 2018/19 publication (February 2018) and has previously been referred to as Accountable Care System.
Sub Lancashire and South Cumbria level systems i.e. Pennine, Fylde Coast, West Lancashire, Morecambe Bay, Central Lancashire (commissioners and providers). More information about these can be found here
Sub ICP area level systems e.g. Fleetwood, Millom etc, (which may or may not align to local authority districts, depending on local arrangements), based on local populations of between 30,000 and 50,000. In some areas these are referred to as Primary Care Networks, Integrated Care Communities or neighbourhoods. We are currently working towards a common language across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Commissioners organising themselves so that they collaborate together to address the challenges and improve the health of any defined population.
Commissioning collaboratively across the whole geography of Lancashire and South Cumbria
A single provider or an alliance of providers that work under one budget and one contract to deliver services to a population
Bay Health and Care Partners is the name for the work being carried out in Morecambe Bay. More information about these can be found here
Together: A Healthier Future is the name for the work being carried out in Pennine Lancashire. More information about these can be found here
Our Health, Our Care is the name for the work being carried out throughout Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble. More information can be found here
Your Care, Our Priority is the name for the work being carried out throughout Blackpool & Fylde Coast. More information can be found here
With you. For you. Is the name for the work being carried out throughout West Lancashire. More information can be found here
Between January and September 2015, 50 vanguards were selected to take a lead on the development of new care models which will act as the blueprints for the NHS moving forward and the inspiration to the rest of the health and care system.
This stands for Multispecialty Community Provider which is a type of vanguard moving specialist care out of hospitals into the community.
This is the process of planning, agreeing and monitoring services.
Clinical Commissioning Groups are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.
The Care Quality Commission monitor, inspect and regulate health and social care services. They then publish their findings, including ratings to help people choose care.
Primary care is the first point of contact for healthcare for most people. It is mainly provided by GPs (general practitioners) but community pharmacists, opticians, dentists and other community services are also primary healthcare providers.
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