Our Central Lancashire Partnership

Working together to improve the health, care and wellbeing of local people.

We’re bringing together the NHS, local councils and voluntary, community and faith sector organisations across Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble to improve the health, care and wellbeing of local people, to make improvements and change the way we work.

This way of working is known as our place-based partnership and sees us working together to agree priorities and make joint decisions.

By working in partnership, we'll be able develop better ways of working across health and social care and focus on wider health and wellbeing issues as well as focus on the care we provide. We know this new way of working will have huge benefits for local people, staff and services.

We are also working as part of the wider Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership, within an Integrated Care System, to tackle some of the bigger challenges we are all facing.

As changes are made to the way we work, some of the language around the transformation can be a little confusing. While we will always try to make things as easy to understand as possible, it might be worth having a look at our glossary of terms: Healthier Lancs and South Cumbria - Glossary of terms (healthierlsc.co.uk)


Our areas of focus

Our Integrated Care Board (ICB) acts as an overarching forum to help shape our key areas of focus over the next five years.

Keep up to date on the discussions and decisions made at these boards by reading the key messages.

Developing Integrated Care

Over the last few years in Lancashire and South Cumbria, a number of organisations have been working in a more collaborative way. This includes NHS organisations, local authorities, the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector, hospices and local universities.

We have already made great progress in improving the way our services work together and how we work as a partnership. Joining up health and care is nothing new – we have been working towards this for some years, and we want to build on this excellent work. This includes further strengthening the incredible joint working we have seen throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, which has made a massive difference to the lives of local people and their families.

You can read about how we are working together to integrated care across Lancashire and South Cumbria in our Delivering Integrated Care narrative.

Find out more: Integrated Care in Lancashire and South Cumbria

A place-based partnership is a collaboration of planners and providers across health, local councils, the voluntary sector and the wider community who take collective responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of residents within a place.

Read more: Developing place-based partnerships in Lancashire and South Cumbria

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