Bay Health and Care Partners
Better Care Together
Better Care Together’ is a review of health and social care services. It is being led by the following eleven health organisations
- University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT)
- Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (MBCCG)
- North West Ambulance Service
- Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Lancashire County Council
- Cumbria County Council
- North Lancashire Medical Services (GP Federation)
- South Cumbria Primary Care Collaborative (GP Federation)
Better Care Together Vision
Delivering a better future for health and wellbeing by:
- Enabling our communities to be as healthy as possible.
- Making sure that health and care services are provided across North Lancashire and South Cumbria are the best possible.
- Meeting the needs of the local population, now and well into the future.
- Making sure women’s, men’s, mental health, children’s, and older people’s services receiving equal priority with all other areas of care.
How we plan to do this:
- Health professionals will work in local sites sharing their expertise with GPs and community teams.
- They will also work in partnership with people to keep people fit and well.
- They will help people manage their own condition—this could be at home or in their local community.
- Developing an ‘Accountable Care System’, to allow organisations to work more closely together.
The New Care Model
Health professionals from across Morecambe Bay have developed the new health and care model which will see:
- Health services like GP surgeries and hospital services working as one health system. This will improve the health of the local population.
- Integrated Care Teams (combined teams) of staff who are experts in mental, physical, social and voluntary care, working in local communities across Morecambe Bay.
- Increased focus on self care where it is safe and possible. This includes care planning for people who are vulnerable e.g. people with complex illnesses. l Teams supporting people with complex and long-term conditions.
- Care Navigators helping coordinate care for people with complex conditions. They will try to keep people safely at home where possible rather than having unnecessary admissions to hospital.
- Health professionals and specialists (like hospital consultants) will work more in community sites to reduce travel time for people.
- A Referral Support System will support GPs to refer the patient to the right place at the right time and where possible reduce patient travel.
- Children’s services, like adult services, will have more integrated care. l Safe hospitals providing services like Accident and Emergency, and the specialist care that only hospitals can give.