Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System, which is a partnership of local authority, NHS, public sector, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations, is one of four areas in the country to be recognised as leading the way in starting to improve outcomes, reduce inequalities and address the broad range of individual, social and economic factors affecting the health of local people.
Lancashire and South Cumbria is home to a growing population of 1.8 million people. More of us are getting older and experiencing long-term health problems. Some of this disease could be avoided or the ill-effects slowed down, if we took positive action to prevent it.
Population Health Management
Through Population Health Management, we can use information which is already held about people to look at the best way to help people live longer, providing personalised care tailored to their needs. One example is using data to identify people who have multiple long term conditions and understanding the ways in which they can be supported to prevent complications and live independently. This approach will be developed across Lancashire and South Cumbria to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Accelerated programme for Population Health Management development
- Read more about the launch of our accelerated programme for Population Health Management development
- Update on the Population Health Management programme
The widely accepted definition of personalised care is that people have choice and control over the way their care is planned and delivered, based on what matters to them and their individual strengths and needs.
Find out more about our work on delivering personalised care in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The Personalised Care Hub provides the health and care workforce across Lancashire and South Cumbria with education and support to continuously improve how they deliver person-centred and personalised care.
We celebrated the very first international Social Prescribing Day with a blog and video from Linda Vernon.
Find out more about social prescribing and how we're working in partnership to develop this further in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Population Health Management videos
Podcast: What is Population Health Management?
Joining Ben on the Ockham sofa are Dr Shashi Khandavalli, Clinical Director for Chorley Central PCN and Harry Evans, Senior Programme Manager at NHS England and Improvement, who discuss all things Population Health Management; what it is, how it is key in meeting the health needs of a local population, the importance of working in partnership with local stakeholders and a story involving bins which underpin this key workstream.
Latest Population Health news
Health Equity Commission for Lancashire and South CumbriaPosted: Friday 8th October 2021
Safeguarding homeless people from COVID-19Posted: Thursday 6th August 2020
Diabetes prevention continues thanks to virtual meetingsPosted: Thursday 11th June 2020
Local people supported to live well at home using digital technologies as part of innovative partnership projectPosted: Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Watch the livestream from our Population Health Management development accelerated programme close workshopPosted: Tuesday 21st May 2019
Articles and blogs
- HFMA blog - Gary Raphael: A journey in Population Health Management
- National Voices blog - Helen Jenkins: How a cup of coffee started something fantastic in Blackpool
- LGiU blog - Dr Shashidhar Khandavalli - How data on bin collections helped improve health for people in Chorley
- Healthcare Finance Magazine - Population Health Management under scrutiny
- HSJ - Dr Amanda Doyle: Pinpoint, predict, prevent: how population health management can make a difference
- NHS England blog - Declan Hadley: Helping vulnerable people through the Population Health Management Programme
- Advisory series - Dr Sakthi Karunanithi: Population Health Management, July 2019
Video - Population Health Management
Dr Amanda Doyle, GP and Chief Officer for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria talks about why Population Health Management matters and our plans to target the way we work to deliver better care and help local people live longer, healthier lives.
Video - Chorley neighbourhood case study
The Chorley Central Primary Care Network are working together as a multi-discliplinary team, using insight to design personalised care for a group of local people aged between 45 and 60 living with moderate frailty.
Video - Blackpool neighbourhood case study
Hear how the Blackpool Central West Primary Care Network team have taken a Population Health Management approach to design personalised care for a group of local people living in Houses of Multiple Occupancy.
Video - The King's Fund
What is a population health approach? And what role do we all play in keeping our communities healthy?
Watch The King's Fund's new animation to find out.