Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria - Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

For Lancashire and South Cumbria residents, the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership means greater partnership working between NHS, local government, patient groups and community, voluntary and faith organisations through the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria programme.

The partnership is working to help people stay more healthy so they can avoid time in hospital, make it easier for people to see a GP and get help faster for people with mental ill health.

An easy to understand guide has been published to explain how this sees organisations coming together to improve outcomes and care for local people, reduce pressures on services and make best use of our financial resources. This is available here

Visit www.healthierlsc.co.uk for more information about Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria and the STP

This page gives you the opportunity to have your say on the draft STP document

For Lancashire and South Cumbria residents, the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership means greater partnership working between NHS, local government, patient groups and community, voluntary and faith organisations through the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria programme.

The partnership is working to help people stay more healthy so they can avoid time in hospital, make it easier for people to see a GP and get help faster for people with mental ill health.

An easy to understand guide has been published to explain how this sees organisations coming together to improve outcomes and care for local people, reduce pressures on services and make best use of our financial resources. This is available here

Visit www.healthierlsc.co.uk for more information about Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria and the STP

This page gives you the opportunity to have your say on the draft STP document

If you have any questions about the Healthier Lancashire Sustainability and Transformation Plan, you can ask it here.

Thank you to those who have already asked questions. We aim to respond as soon as possible, however this may take a couple of days whilst we make sure the response fully answers the question that was asked and that this comes from the right person.

Q&A

  • The NHS has a track record of evidence based practice. What evidence is there that these rather vague proposals for a radical change to service provision will meet the clinical needs of patients as a priority over meeting the needs of budget?

    Andy asked almost 3 years ago

    The Lancashire and South Cumbria STP is a draft version of an emerging plan that was produced to meet a national deadline with NHS England. We will be involving the public, politicians and health and social care staff in developing more detailed plans to improve the health of our population and resolve the service and financial pressures being experienced currently by health and care providers. These more detailed plans will be developed with local people and will be consulted on to ensure that they meet the needs of people in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

    The Sustainability and Transformation Plan builds upon and evidence base of research was carried out for the first time in 2015 to see what the scale of the financial, geographical and population problem is Lancashire and South Cumbria over the next five years. This report, called the Alignment of Plans was published in October 2015 and gave a sense of urgency to the programme.

  • Do the Councils have to agree this if so when by?

    MJB asked almost 3 years ago

    The draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Lancashire and South Cumbria was shared with a special meeting of Cumbria’s Health and Wellbeing Board on 4th October and the Lancashire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 18th October and then with the three Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Boards in Blackpool on 19th October 2016 to seek approval for these to be submitted to NHS England.  Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet received the draft STP and confirmed their support to submit it on 21st October 206.

    Healthier Lancashire & South Cumbria represents 33 NHS and local Council organisations, along with Third Sector partners. These include Lancashire County Council, Cumbria County Council, Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council.

  • Are you going to make the easy read version accessible to the elderly and visually impaired by thinking about font sizes, colour of typeface and background of pages and being aware of the RNIB best practice guidelines for publications. This is especially important in the areas where we have a more elderly population

    David asked almost 3 years ago

    Hi, 

    Yes we are working to create an easy read version of these draft plans and hope to publish these as soon as possible.

    To make sure that the easy read version is suitable, follows best practice guidelines and, most importantly, is easy to understand we are currently planning to work with local Healthwatch and members of the public to test the materials. 

    Many Thanks