In F&W

People living in Fylde and Wyre are being given the chance to have their say on plans which are set to revolutionise local healthcare.

NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be staging four public events under its ‘In Fylde & Wyre’ engagement programme to talk about its ‘new models of care’.

It comes two years after the CCG spoke with local people about its 2030 Vision for health and care. It is under that vision that the CCG is continuing to develop the new models, which put patients at the centre of their treatment.

New models of care are made up of extensive care, enhanced primary care and episodic care.

Extensive care aims to help that small proportion of the population aged over 60 with two or more complex conditions. Enhanced primary care is designed for the slightly larger group of people with one complex condition. Episodic care is aimed at helping the rest of the population when they need support – for instance when they have a cough or cold.


Thornton GP and the CCG’s clinical chief officer, Dr Tony Naughton, said: “The overriding aim of our new models of care is to use our resources better so that patients have an improved experience of care.

“In relation to extensive care, we consulted at length with our stakeholders in the early part of 2014, before the service went live in June this year and I am pleased to say it is already proving successful.

“We would now like to seek your views on episodic care and enhanced primary care. We’re holding a number of events where you can find out more about our new models, ask questions and help to shape the service.”

The events will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 19 January 2016, Thornton Methodist Church, Victoria Road East, FY5 5HQ, 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday 26 January 2016, YMCA Lofthouse Building, London Street, Fleetwood FY7 6JL, 10am-12pm
  • Thursday 28 January 2016, Kirkham Community Centre, Mill Street, PR4 2AN, 10am-12pm
  • Thursday 4 February 2016, The Eco Pod, Park View Centre, Park View Road, Lytham, FY8 4JE 2pm-4pm

Dr Naughton added: “We would like to invite as many members of the public as possible to attend these events. It is important that we share our plans with you, and very much welcome any comments or views about future services.”

Places are limited, if you would like to attend any of the above events, please confirm your attendance by emailing or calling 01253 956400.

Find out more about our new models of care.

Notes to editors:

  • NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
  • Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 152,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
  • The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government – around £200million in 2014/15 – and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
  • Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient:
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.