Fylde coast residents will have an opportunity to hear about the latest developments in local NHS services at a special event.

For the first time ever, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which provides services including Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and the Blackpool and Fylde and Wyre clinical commissioning groups, which plan and buy services across the Fylde coast, have joined forces to stage their annual meetings on the same day at the same venue.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham from 4pm, with all members of the public and NHS staff welcome to attend.

It will be an opportunity to look back on some of the successes and highlights of the past year and will incorporate the formal presentation of each organisation’s annual report and accounts.

A number of exhibitors will showcase the future of health and care across the Fylde coast and will provide free health checks.

There will also be a number of health promotion stands and an exhibit celebrating 80 years of Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Mary Dowling, chair of Fylde and Wyre CCG, said:  “I am delighted that we are able to host this event demonstrating the close partnership working of the NHS on the Fylde coast.

“I look forward to a good turnout of Fylde coast residents who will hear about some of the hard work going on to improve people’s health and wellbeing across the area.”

Chairman of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Ian Johnson, said: “This is the first time all three organisations have come together to hold their annual meetings and it is a sign of the increasing links being made between the groups to provide the best and most efficient health care possible for local residents.’’

Roy Fisher, chair of Blackpool CCG, said: “I am very pleased that the partner organisations have agreed to provide the public with their annual reports in one event.

“It means the public we serve can see services available to them by visiting the exhibition stands. It will be an event well worth attending.”

Anyone who wishes to attend should send their names to: rsvp.fyldecoast@nhs.net or telephone 01253 956400.