A guide to stakeholder organisations working in partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Acute Trusts

The following are the Acute Trusts in Lancashire:



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:




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 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:



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.



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:


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.



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.


Members of Parliament

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

Central / West Lancashire

East Lancashire

North Lancashire

Rosie Cooper

Constituency: Lancashire West

Party: Labour

Tel: 01695 570094

Kate Hollern

Constituency: Blackburn

Party: Labour

Tel: 01254 52317

Paul Maynard

Constituency: Blackpool North & Cleveleys

Party: Conservative

Tel: 01253 473070

Mark Hendrick

Constituency: Preston

Party: Labour

Tel: 01772 883575

Julie Cooper

Constituency: Burnley

Party: Labour

Tel: 07815 885 902

Gordon Marsden

Constituency: Blackpool South

Party: Labour

Tel: 01253 344143

Lindsay Hoyle

Constituency: Chorley

Party: Labour

Tel: 01257 271555

Graham Jones

Constituency: Hyndburn

Party: Labour

Tel: 01254 382283

Mark Menzies

Constituency: Fylde

Party: Conservative

Tel: 01253 729846

Seema Kennedy

Constituency: South Ribble

Party: Conservative

Tel: 01772 740952

Andrew Stephenson

Constituency: Pendle

Party: Conservative

Tel: 01282 614748


Ben Wallace

Constituency: Wyre & Preston North

Party: Conservative

Tel: 01995 672977


Nigel Evans

Constituency: Ribble Valley

Party: Conservative

Tel: 01200 425 939

David Morris

Constituency: Morecambe & Lunesdale

Party: Conservative

Tel: 01524 841225


Jake Berry

Constituency: Rossendale & Darwen

Party: Conservative

Tel: 01706 215547

Cat Smith

Constituency: Lancaster & Fleetwood

Party: Labour

Tel: 01524 566 551




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.



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.


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