We work closely with a range of groups and organisations to commission and provide health and care services in Lincolnshire.
We commission services from a number of local organisations, including:
- United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
- Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
- East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
- All GP practices in Lincolnshire
We work closely with local councils to ensure that health and social care services are as effective as possible. The councils also employs public health specialists who promote healthy lifestyles and prevent ill health.
There are seven district Councils in Lincolnshire:
- Boston Borough Council
- East Lindsey District Council
- Lincoln City Council
- North Kesteven District Council
- South Holland District Council
- South Kesteven District Council
- West Lindsey District Council
Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
The Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) is a partnership of health and care organisations in Lincolnshire. We work together to run services in a more coordinated way, to agree system-wide priorities, and to plan collectively how to improve the local people’s health.
Lincolnshire Prescribing and Clinical Effectiveness Forum
Lincolnshire Prescribing and Clinical Effectiveness Forum (PACEF) is a strategic advisory network. PACEF has the responsibility for ensuring the cost-effective use of medicines and other healthcare interventions and their functional integration into healthcare delivery across Lincolnshire. Representation on the group is comprised of leading professionals from Lincolnshire CCG, ULHT, LPFT, LCHS and Lincolnshire County Council.
Healthwatch Lincolnshire is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Lincolnshire, putting patients at the heart of health and social care services. Their role is to give local people a voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided locally. Healthwatch provide the CCG with regular feedback from patients on their experiences of accessing NHS services, and assist the CCG to carry out surveys and consultations when we are making key decisions about the services we commission.
Health and Wellbeing Board
The Health and Wellbeing Board is a forum which brings together key leaders from the NHS, public health and care systems to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Lincolnshire and reduce health inequalities. Board members collaborate to understand communities’ needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more joined up way, and the Board has a duty to encourage integrated working for the purpose of advancing the health and wellbeing of the people of Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire Research Observatory
Lincolnshire Research Observatory (LRO) support the CCG to access intelligence on the local population, health, the economy and many other topics.
Voluntary Centre Services
Voluntary Centre Services (VCS) supports volunteers and voluntary and community organisations across Lincolnshire and will often provide assistance to the CCG to ensure the voluntary/third sector are informed about local health services, and involved in any key decisions about we make about the services we commission.
NHS England provides national leadership to CCGs. They also commission some specialist health services and primary care services such as dentists, pharmacists and opticians.