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    A guide to stakeholder organisations working in partnership with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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    Acute Trusts

    The following are the Acute Trusts in Lancashire:



    Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

    From April 2013, responsibility for commissioning health services transferred from Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs are groups of GPs that are responsible for designing local health services. In England they do this by commissioning or buying health and care services. CCGs work with patients and healthcare professionals and in partnership with local communities and local authorities. On their governing body, they have, in addition to GPs, at least one registered nurse and a doctor who is a secondary care specialist. CCGs have boundaries that do not normally cross those of local authorities. They are responsible for arranging emergency and urgent care services within their boundaries, and for commissioning services for any unregistered patients who live in their area. All GP practices belong to a CCG.

    There are 8 CCGs in Lancashire, as follows:




    Subject to the parliamentary passage of the Health and Social Care bill, Healthwatch are the new consumer champion for both health and adult social care. It exists in two distinct forms - Local Healthwatch, at local level, and Healthwatch England, at national level. Local Involvement Networks (LINks) were replaced by Local Healthwatch in April 2013.

    The aim of Local Healthwatch is to give citizens and communities a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided within their locality. Local Healthwatch has evolved from existing LINks, but with additional functions and powers. They will also have a seat on the Health and Wellbeing Board to ensure the needs of people are taken into account by the organisations that provide health and social care services.

    The three Local Healthwatchs the Trust is engaged with are Healthwatch Lancashire, Healthwatch Blackpool and Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen:

    Health and Wellbeing Boards

    The Health and Social Care Act 2012 established Health and Wellbeing boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities.

    Each top tier and unitary authority will have its own health and wellbeing board. Board members will collaborate to understand their local community's needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more joined up way. As a result, patients and the public should experience more joined-up services from the NHS and local councils in the future. The boards will help give communities a greater say in understanding and addressing their local health and social care needs.

    Health and wellbeing boards are a key part of broader plans to modernise the NHS to ensure stronger democratic legitimacy and involvement, strengthen working relationships between health and social care, and encourage the development of more integrated commissioning of services.

    The Trust is engaged with:



    Intergrated Care System  

    Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria

    Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is the name of the partnership of organisations that has a  shared vision for improving services and helping the 1.8 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria live longer, healthier lives. Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System is a partnership which joins up health and care services, listens to the priorities of our communities, local people and patients and tackles some of the biggest challenges we are all facing.

    Tel : 0333 150 1602

    Intergrated Care Partnerships

    Within the intergrated care system there are five local organisations across Lancashire & South Cumbria. They provide a local system in each locality to support the delivery of Health and Social Care

    Blackpool and the Fylde Coast: Healthier Fylde Coast

    Tel: 01253 951200     

    Central Lancashire: Our Health Our Care

    Tel: 01772 214232

    South Cumbria & The Bay: Better Care Together

    Tel: 01524 519369  

    Pennine Lancashire: Healthier Pennine Lancashire

    Tel: 01282 644738

    West Lancashire : West Lancashire Partnership

    Tel: 01695 588000

    Southport & Formby: Sefton Alliance

    Tel: 0151 473 0303 

    Insight Network for Mental Health

    The Insight Network for Mental Health works in collaboration with other third sector organisations across Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen. The Network provides a forum to share best practice and experiences and provides joint training opportunities. It strengthens the relationship with commissioners and raises awareness of the services provided by the Third Sector. The Insight Network facilitates collaborative working amongst partnership members, identifies and responds to gaps in mental health service provision across Lancashire and meaningfully engages with service users and carers.


    Lancashire Association of Councils for Voluntary Service (LACVS)

    The Lancashire Association of Councils for Voluntary Services (LACVS) is the body through which Lancashire's seven Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS) work together. CVS are charities that support and promote the vital work of the Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) sector. They offer practical help so that new VCF groups can form to meet need in their community and existing organisations can develop and become stronger.
    CVS also enable VCF groups in their area to have a voice and influence policy and decision making by organisations like local councils and health organisations. Lancashire's eight CVS have strong local roots whilst collectively having links to around 4,500 VCF organisations across Lancashire.

    The 6 Councils for Voluntary Service in Lancashire are as follows:

    Lancashire Mind

    Lancashire Mind Ltd is an independent local charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. The organisation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is comprised of people with an interest in mental health issues and a number of service users who have full voting rights on the Board. In addition to the Association Office (AO), they provide a range of day services, supported housing, floating support and health & wellbeing activities to local people suffering from a range of mental health needs. All their services are designed to be outcome focused, aimed at promoting independence, confidence and self-esteem.



    Making Space

    Making Space works in healthcare, support and enablement services, originally supporting people affected by mental health conditions. More recently the organisation has resolved to use all of the experience it has gained to extend its service to any group of people who are in need of care and support, including physical and/or mental health conditions and people with learning disabilities and dementia, and their carers.

    Making Space operates across the UK. Our local area is West of England and Wales; incorporating Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire & Wales.

    Members of Parliament

    The Trust regularly engages with 20 local Members of Parliament across Lancashire.

    Central / West Lancashire

    Southport & Formby

    East Lancashire

    North Lancashire & the Bay

    Blackpool Fylde & Wyre

    South Cumbria

    Rosie Cooper

    Constituency: Lancashire West

    Party: Labour

    Tel: 01695 570094

    Kate Hollern

    Constituency: Blackburn

    Party: Labour

    Tel: 01254 52317

    Paul Maynard

    Constituency: Blackpool North & Cleveleys

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01253 473070

    Simon Fell

    Constituency: Barrow & Furness

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01229 314220

    Mark Hendrick

    Constituency: Preston

    Party: Labour

    Tel: 01772 883575

    Anthony Higginbotham

    Constituency: Burnley

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01282 966377

    Scott Benton

    Constituency: Blackpool South

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01253 344143

    Tim Farron

    Constituency: Westmoreland & Lonsdale

    Party: Liberal Democrat

    Tel: 01539 723403  

    Lindsay Hoyle

    Constituency: Chorley

    Party: Independant (speaker)

    Tel: 01257 271555

    Sara Britcliffe

    Constituency: Hyndburn

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01254 230441

    Mark Menzies

    Constituency: Fylde & Wyre

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01253 729846


    Katherine Fletcher

    Constituency: South Ribble

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 0207 219 4622

    Andrew Stephenson

    Constituency: Pendle

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01282 614748

    Ben Wallace

    Constituency: Wyre & Preston North

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01995 672977


    Bill Esterton

    Constituency : Sefton Central

    Party : Conservative

    Tel; 0151 531 8433  

    Jake Berry

    Constituency: Rossendale & Darwen

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01706 215547

    Cat Smith

    Constituency: Lancaster & Fleetwood

    Party: Labour

    Tel: 01524 566 551

    Damien Moore

    Constituency : Southport and Formby

    Party: Conservative

    Tel ; 01704 500577

    Nigel Evans

    Constituency: Ribble Valley

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01200 425 939

    David Morris

    Constituency: Morecambe & Lunesdale

    Party: Conservative

    Tel: 01524 841225




    Overview and Scrutiny Committees

    Local Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) are responsible for monitoring and regulating key service integration. NHS Trusts are required to consult with the Committee with respect to any proposed and significant changes to the pattern or location of local services.

    In summary, Overview and Scrutiny Committees can:

    • Review and scrutinise all matters relating to the planning, provision and operation of health services in the area of the local authority.
    • Make reports and recommendations to local NHS bodies and their local authority on any matter reviewed or scrutinised, and must be consulted by NHS bodies on any proposal for a substantial development or variation in health services.
    • Have matters referred to them by Healthwatch
    • Require the attendance of a local NHS body to provide information to them.

    The three OSCs that the Trust is engaged with are from Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.