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Developing a five year strategy for Lancashire and South Cumbria

We have been working with partners to produce a Our Next Steps document to support the development of a five year partnership strategy and to explain who we are and what we do. 

Our Next Steps is a strategic document which we have developed as part of our response to the NHS Long Term Plan (published in January 2019). Firstly, we set out our vision for a healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria. Then, we explain how working in partnership helps us respond to the challenges our communities and front line professionals are experiencing and how we can use our resources better. We also commit to building stronger alliances between our organisations to realise our ambition that Lancashire and South Cumbria becomes a great place to live and work.

This version of Our Next Steps has been developed for system leaders and senior clinical/programme leads and has been developed through discussions with more than 200 individuals from our partner organisationsLeaders have been asked to endorse the priorities set out here for the Lancashire and South Cumbra Integrated Care System and lead the process of sharing our thinking with the public, with our staff and with our local representatives. This is currently underway. 

We are working with partners to listen to feedback on Our Next Steps for working together and delivering safe and sustainable services. We are committed to involving local people, staff and partners in the development of our shared five year strategy.