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What have we done so far?

  • Active Lives - The ‘Active Lives’ project into the Carnforth area was to enable a semi-rural community to access a free diet, nutrition and exercise programme in order to improve their physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing. 
  • Alfred Barrow - As part of the 'Better Care Together' strategy to integrate local services, the Alfred Barrow Health Centre, which houses three GP practices, community services and pharmacy services, was officially opened in November 2019.
  • Carnforth Self-Care - The Carnforth Self-Care project was developed to encourage and support the people of Carnforth to improve their health and wellbeing, and become more self reliant as individuals and as a whole community.
  • Millom community - The Millom community have been involved in an engagement journey to improve healthcare services locally resulting in fewer hospital admissions, fewer A&E and outpatient attendances and fewer patients having to travel for care.
  • Children's services - Four care pathways for parents and carers to follow have been published and shared along with a ‘Sick Child’ assessment tool for clinicians to use when assessing the sick child.
  • Community eye care - The purpose of the Community Eye Care service is to enable patients and public, with suitable eye conditions, to be referred to a community service provider under an “integrated eye service model”.
  • Winter planning - Local NHS and social care providers agreed to share joined up communications throughout the winter months, rather than different messages being shared from each organisation. 

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  • Advice and guidance - Advice and Guidance is a scheme offering GP's advice from hospital specialists when they would like a second opinion about a patient's care. It aims to stop needless travel for patients and keep patient care closer to home.
  • Telehealth - GP's can contact A&E departments via a secure video link to enable clinicians to triage patients remotely. This allows more patients to be treated in the community and avoid unnecessarily travelling to hospital.
  • Integrated Care Communities (ICC's) - ICC's bring together primary, community and social care workers into one single integrated team working to a common purpose: improving the health and well-being of the local population. 
  • Paediatric Telephone Triage and Rapid Access Clinics - The Paediatric Telephone Triage advice hotline enables the clinicians to discuss individual cases with a senior paediatric clinician and agree the best course of treatment for the patient. Rapid Access Clinics provide a rapid referral for children who have been seen by their GP or at A&E and who require an urgent opinion from a clinician, but not necessarily a hospital admission.
  • Respiratory care - A consistent and sustainable pathway for people living with respiratory conditions has been developed. Via the Morecambe Bay Respiratory Network, patients have one self-management plan from all teams, quicker access to specialist investigations and therapies, fewer appointments at hospital, and consistent information from all providers.
  • Patient initiated follow ups - Patient initiated follow ups put the patient in control of any further outpatient appointments with consultants or nurses for their existing condition. Instead of being offered regular clinic visits and routine check-ups with their consultant, patients can make their own appointment when they need it.

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