What is Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria?
Within Lancashire and South Cumbria an Integrated Care System (ICS) is being created, which brings health and social care partners together to take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards and improving the health of the population they serve. Integral to achieving this aim is to transform the people who work within this system (the workforce).
The Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB) is a group of representatives from different organisations who come together every other month to discuss workforce activity and plan improvements and developments for the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria workforce, to help support the development of the Integrated Care System.
The core functions of the Local Workforce Action Board include:
To support the above, the LWAB receives annual investment of up to £1m from Health Education England.
The Board is co-chaired by Jenny Cavalot who is Health Education England’s Local Director for the North West and Karen Partington Chief Executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Membership is made up of individuals from the following organisations: