Spring/Summer 2019 newsletter
Bay Health and Care Partners
Bay Health and Care Partners continue to introduce and support new models of care across Morecambe Bay to
improve the way people receive health and care services within south Cumbria and North Lancashire. These new
models of care developed over the last four years are integral in the delivery and implementation of the Better Care
Bay Health and Care Partners is made up of the following organisations: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay
NHS Foundation Trust, Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group, GP Providers Alliance, Lancashire County
Council, Cumbria County Council, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, NWAS and Cumbria Partnership NHS
NHS' Long-Term Plan 'an endorsement of what we've been doing'
Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, a local GP and Chief Officer for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria said: "The plan
clearly endorses what we have been doing for some time here across Lancashire and South Cumbria in terms of
partnership working and bringing services together. We enjoy extremely strong working relationships with our local
authority partners, as well as those from the voluntary, community and faith sector and the many groups of people
who volunteer their time to help shape and improve health and care services."
Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive of UHMBT, said: "We welcome the publication of the Long Term Plan this week,
which is an endorsement of the work we've been doing across Morecambe Bay in recent years and which we've
developed with partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The publication of the plan also gives us a fantastic
platform on which we can build our local strategy going forward.In developing our local strategy we have focused on
partnerships, workforce and quality and safety and we are delighted that these themes are reflected in the national
Long Term Plan.
"I'm also really pleased that the plan has a focus on both increasing the workforce and improving colleague
experience, - two themes that I see as crucial as we take our local plans forward - and I want to take this opportunity
to thank all colleagues across the Bay for their hard work across our communities."
Dr Geoff Jolliffe, Clinical Chair for NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "I'm delighted that the
work we have undertaken locally, particularly as part of our Better Care Together clinical strategy, has been reflected
in the national plan.We will continue our efforts to establish good and sustainable local services that are consistent
across the Morecambe Bay area.
"It is encouraging that our plans in establishing neighbourhood working through what we call Integrated Care
Communities (ICCs) across Morecambe Bay are reflected in the national plan - which says services should be joined
Health leaders in Morecambe Bay and across Lancashire and South Cumbria have welcomed the
publication of the NHS Long Term Plan. The 133-page plan, which was published on January,
outlines the priorities for the health service over the next decade. It describes how the NHS will
make sure people get the best start in life, and how patients can expect world-class care for major
health problems. It endorses the approach taken across Morecambe Bay, and in particular the
focus on prevention, keeping the frail elderly well at home for longer - and the partnership working
at a neighbourhood level, rather than individual organisations working in isolation. For more
information about the NHS Long Term Plan visit: www.longtermplan.nhs.uk
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