In an announcement last week, Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of the NHS in England provided an update on the progress of the NHS Five Year Forward View, the national plan to transform the healthcare system.

For Lancashire and South Cumbria residents this means greater partnership working between NHS, local government, patient groups and community, voluntary and faith organisations through the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria programme. The partnership is working to help people stay more healthy so they can avoid time in hospital, make it easier for people to see a GP and get help faster for people with mental ill health.

See full press release and the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria document for more information.