New models of care


In March 2015, the Fylde coast was selected by NHS England as one of the first ‘vanguard’ sites across the country to test new ways of organising and delivering healthcare to local people.

At Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group, we are always looking at ways to improve local healthcare. Working with our partners across the Fylde coast (NHS Blackpool CCG, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire County Council) we have been introducing ‘new models of care’ through the ‘vanguard’ programme.

These ‘new models of care’ refer to improving the way in which healthcare services are arranged, provided and accessed regardless of whether you have multiple complaints, a single long-term condition or just the occasional bout of ill health.

The aim of these is to improve the care people receive, prevent ill health and save funds to safeguard the sustainability of services.

On the Fylde coast this is happening through providing services which support people to manage their conditions better in the community and thus reduce the risk of a hospital admission when things worsen.

By introducing these ‘new models of care’ for our patients in Fylde and Wyre, we are helping to relieve the pressure on hospitals, GP practices and other emergency care organisations and help empower you to take control of your own healthcare.

By introducing these new services and working differently, we are also empowering your GP to do more and achieve all they are truly capable of.

Our new models of care are called extensive care, enhanced primary care and episodic care.

The extensive care service went live in June 2015 and operates from two main bases in Fylde and Wyre – Wyre Civic Centre and Lytham Primary Care Centre. Patients are able to access the support from the team closest to their home.

The phased introduction of our enhanced primary care model began in 2016 and will be fully available across Fylde and Wyre from early 2017.

Work within our episodic care also begin in spring 2016 and continues to date.

Extensive care
Enhanced primary care
Episodic care

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