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Local Workforce Action Board

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:

  • Developing a clear understanding of the current and foreseeable future workforce
  • Establishing a workforce strategy and workforce transformation plan
  • Providing Leadership and organisational development support to enable staff, patients and carers to lead change within the health and care system in Lancashire and South Cumbria

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:

  • The five NHS Trusts in Lancashire and South Cumbria; Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust, East Lancashire NHS Trust, Lancashire Care NHS Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) from the priority areas of work in Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria
  • The 5 Integrated Care Partnerships 
  • Higher Education Institutions and Further Education Institutions
  • The Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • General Practice and Primary Care
  • Local and Unitary Authorities including Social Care
  • Public Health, Voluntary and Children services
  • Health and Wellbeing organisations

A copy of LWAB’s annual report for 2018/19 is available here.

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