Fylde Coast Local Health Economy
The vanguard is made up of Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Blackpool CCG, Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Council. It also encompasses services provided by the voluntary sector.
The vision for the vanguard is to create new models of care, wrapped around local people, spanning across all health and social care services.
It will mean that integrated teams of community nurses, allied health professionals, social care, mental health and third sector will be fully implemented by April 2016.
By this point, one thousand people will be cared for within newly designed extensive care teams for the frail and elderly population.
This means that patients (for example an elderly man with diabetes, angina and high blood pressure) will have their condition/s managed by a co-ordinated and integrated health and social care team. The team will have access to one care record to support the patient in their treatment.