Our strategy

Our strategy

Our vision is that every citizen in Lancashire will enjoy a long and healthy life

Our strategy includes

  1. Three goals we want to achieve by 2020 
  2. Six changes to the way we work – the key shifts that will make a difference
  3. Three programmes of interventions that we will deliver by April 2016 to start to achieve our outcomes

Our goals

By 2020, we will deliver:

  • Better health – we will improve healthy life expectancy, and narrow the health gap
  • Better care – we will deliver measureable improvements in people’s experience of health and social care services
  • Better value – we will reduce the cost of health and social care

Six changes to the way we work

  • Shift resources towards interventions that prevent ill health and reduce demand for hospital and residential services
  • Build and utilise the assets, skills and resources of our citizens and communities
  • Promote and support greater individual self-care and responsibility for health; making better use of information technology and advice
  • Commit to delivering accessible services within communities; improving the experience of moving between primary, hospital and social care
  • Make joint working the default option (e.g. by pooling our budgets; commissioning together; sharing responsibilities for service delivery; sharing risk)
  • Work to narrow the gap in health & wellbeing and its determinants

Three programmes of interventions

The objectives of our programmes are

Starting well
  • To promote healthy pregnancy
  • To reduce infant mortality
  • To Reduce childhood obesity
  • To support children with long term conditions
  • To support vulnerable families and children
Living Well
  • To promote healthy settings, healthy workforce and economic development
  • To promote mental wellbeing and healthy lifestyles
  • To reduce avoidable deaths
  • To improve outcomes for people with learning disabilities
Ageing Well
  • To promote independence
  • To reduce social isolation
  • To manage long term conditions and dementia
  • To reduce emergency admissions and direct admissions to residential care settings
  • To support carers and families

In each of our three programmes of interventions we will:

  • Improve health and care services
  • Improve health behaviours
  • Address the wider determinants of health and wellbeing