Our clinical strategy
We are working together across the five provider trusts to address the significant challenges we face and improve care across the whole area:
- We want all patients to have equal access to the same high-quality care, no matter where they live in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
- We want all five trusts to have a Care Quality Commission rating of at least ‘good’ within the next three years.
Our current challenges include workforce, access, waiting times, service quality, service fragility, finances, and health inequalities (unfair and avoidable differences in health across the population, and between different groups within society). These make it difficult to ensure patients always have access to the care and support they need when they need it.
We need to work together differently to resolve this and will be joining up clinical services across the five provider NHS trusts. The way services are joined-up, or 'networked', will be different depending on the service.
The five provider NHS trusts in Lancashire and South Cumbria are:
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (opens in new window)
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (opens in new window)
- Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (opens in new window)
- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (opens in new window)
- University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (opens in new window)
Read more about our joint clinical strategy here.