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    Working Together

    We work alongside a variety of different organisations to make sure that we provide high quality care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.

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    Acute Trusts

    The following are the Acute Trusts in Lancashire:

    Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    01253 300000

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

    Burnley General - 01282 425071

    Royal Blackburn Hospital (Trust HQ) - 01254 263555

    Pendle Community Hospital - 01282 425071

    Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Chorley & South Ribble District General Hospital - 01257 261222

    Royal Preston Hospital - 01772 716565

    University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

    Furness General Hospital - 01229 870870

    Royal Lancaster Infirmary - 01524 65944

    Westmorland General Hospital - 01539 732288

    Queen Victoria Hospital - 01524 405700

    Ulverston Community Health Centre - 01229 484045

    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:

    NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG
    Chair: Mr Graham Burgess
    Tel: 01254 778364

    NHS Blackpool CCG
    Chair: Mr Roy Fisher
    Tel: 01253 651261

    NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG
    Chair: Dr Gora Bangi
    Tel: 01772 644400

    NHS East Lancashire CCG
    Chair: Dr Phil Huxley
    Tel: 01282 644700

    NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG
    Chair: Mary Dowling
    Tel: 01253 306305

    NHS Greater Preston CCG
    Chair: Dr Dinesh Patel
    Tel: 01772 644400

    NHS Lancashire North CCG
    Chair: Dr Alex Gaw
    Tel: 01524 831931

    NHS West Lancashire CCG
    Chair: Dr John Caine
    Tel: 01695 588000


    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:

    Healthwatch Lancashire
    Chair: Michael Wedgeworth
    CEO: Gill Brown
    Tel: 0300 3018811

    Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen
    Chair: Sir Bill Taylor
    CEO: Mark Rasburn
    Tel: 01254 504985

    Healthwatch Blackpool
    Board of Directors: Mary Whyman, Eddy Jackson, Dr Mike Davis, Katie Burrell
    Service Manager: Steven Garner
    Tel: 01253 622222

    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:

    Health and Wellbeing Board Blackburn with Darwen

    Health and Wellbeing Board Blackpool

    Health and Wellbeing Board Lancashire

    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.

    Insight Network
    Chair: Peter Glenn
    Network Director: Katharine M. Wykes
    Tel: 07872 109 397

    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:

    Blackburn with Darwen CVS
    Tel: 01254 583957

    Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde CVS
    Tel: 01253 624505

    Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale CVS
    Tel: 01282 433740

    Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CVS
    Tel: 01254 888614

    Lancaster CVS
    Tel: 01524 555900

    West Lancashire CVS
    Tel: 01695 733737

    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.

    Lancashire Mind
    CEO: Stewart Lucas
    Tel: 01257 231660

    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.

    Making Space
    Tel: 01925 571680

    Members of Parliament

    The Trust regularly engages with 16 local Members of Parliament across Lancashire.

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    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.

    Lancashire County Council OSC
    Tel: 01772 534580

    Blackpool Council OSC
    Tel: 01253 477034

    Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council OSC
    Tel: 01254 585373

    Voluntary Sector Lancashire

    Voluntary Sector Lancashire is a recently formed strategic infrastructure organisation which has the aim of being the singular body that provides voice, representation, leadership and influence for Lancashire’s voluntary sector.

    Voluntary Sector Lancashire
    Contact: Stewart Lucas
    Tel: 01257 231660