Fylde and Wyre health bosses are going online to get your views on plans which are set to revolutionise local healthcare.

On Tuesday 2 February, 12pm-1pm, NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a Facebook and Twitter question and answer session on its ‘new models of care’.

The CCG has already held two public roadshows on the new models, one in Thornton and one in Fleetwood, with two more planned in Kirkham and Lytham.

The decision to move the conversation online is in a bid to give as many people as possible the chance to have their say.

Thornton GP and the CCG’s clinical chief officer, Dr Tony Naughton, said: “We recognise that it isn’t possible for everybody to physically attend our roadshows, which is why we want to reach out to people living in Fylde and Wyre on social media.

“It’s so important that as many people as possible are given the opportunity to tell us what they think of our new models of care; it is this feedback which helps us to shape our services and by going online we want to reach out to people that we may not have spoken to before.”

The 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, while enhanced primary care is designed for the slightly larger group of people with one complex condition.

The development of extensive care and enhanced primary care has been carried out through the Fylde Coast Vanguard, a programme that brings health and social care services together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Episodic care is aimed at helping the rest of the population when they need support – for instance when they have a cough or cold.

Dr Naughton added: “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 2015 and I am pleased to say it is already proving successful.

“We would now like to people’s views on episodic care and enhanced primary care, so we’re asking people to join us on Facebook and Twitter next Tuesday to let us know what they think. People can find out more about our new models before the chat on our website.”

Two further roadshows are also being held over the next couple of weeks:

  • 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

Clinical chief officer Dr Tony Naughton will be on hand to answer questions on Facebook and Twitter between 12pm and 1pm on Tuesday 2 February. You can follow NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fyldeandwyreccg or on Twitter @FyldeandWyreCCG and use #FWNewModels to get involved in the conversation. 

You can find out more about the new models of care here www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/new-models/


  • 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 320sq 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 £230million 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 fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.
  • For more information about the CCG and how to get involved log onto fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk
  • The Fylde Coast health economy when referred to as a vanguard site includes the following organisations: NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG; Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust; Lancashire County Council; and Blackpool Council.
  • The vanguards programme is one of the first steps towards delivering the NHS Five Year Forward View.
  • Each vanguard site is taking a lead on the development of new care models which will act as the blueprints for the NHS moving forward and the inspiration to the rest of the health and care system.