The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is seeking feedback about the way that local people want to be involved in improving services.
A new Health and Care Bill (2021) is currently going through Parliament. This aims to join up health and social care through Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), so that NHS, local councils and other organisations will work together.
If the Bill is passed, the eight CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria will be closed down and a new organisation will be set up, known as an Integrated Care Board (ICB). Locally, this will be called NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria. NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria will be responsible for NHS functions and making decisions about the delivery of NHS services. We expect that these changes will happen on 1 July 2022.
As NHS organisations work to set up NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria, it is clear that how we work with people and communities in the future is crucial to our ambitions for putting local people at the centre of improving the health and care for our 1.8m population.
The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria wants to hear from people living and working in Lancashire and South Cumbria about what matters to them and how they would like to be involved in shaping services and the way health and care is delivered.
This is the first stage of a wider engagement process to look at how we involve people and communities across health and care in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Read more about this work and find out how to complete the survey: https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/getinvolved/working-people-and-communities-lancashire-and-south-cumbria