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Health leaders to share innovation success

Fylde and Wyre health chiefs will share best practice and innovation at a special event to help improve care in other parts of Lancashire and beyond.

testNHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will join forces with three other CCGs at the event in Preston to share the story of their success to inspire other health leaders in the country.

Fylde and Wyre CCG, a finalist in last year’s prestigious HSJ CCG of the Year award, approached the other awards finalists about coming together to arrange an event to celebrate innovation and share best practice.

The CCG will be joined in the event at Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium by leaders at East Lancashire, Halton (Cheshire) and High Weald (Sussex) CCGs, with organisations across the country invited to hear how the local NHS is leading the way in balancing improving care with achieving efficiency.

Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer for Fylde and Wyre CCG, said: “We have come a very long way in just three years and are very pleased that this has been recognised, not just in the HSJ Awards but with our recent outstanding rating in NHS England’s assurance assessment.

“Now we want to share the story of our success to help inspire other NHS organisations to use innovation and best practice to improve care for their local patients.

“We have a fantastic team in Fylde and Wyre who have done a great deal to make sure our population is served by a forward-thinking and adaptable NHS.

“It is great that we are able to host this event in Lancashire alongside some of our fellow North West CCGs who are helping to shape the future of healthcare on a national footprint.”

East Lancashire CCG’s deputy chair Michelle Pilling said: “By sharing good practice and learning from others we can continue to improve the health and wellbeing of the local people we serve.

“Being shortlisted for awards and receiving positive assessments such as the outstanding rating by NHS England is very welcome but we also recognise that there is still much more for us to do, including taking inspiration from others.

“The recognition we have received is testament to the hard work of our staff, GP members, partner organisations, and the many patients and public who get involved in our work and help us to improve NHS services in the area.”

The event will be jointly hosted by the Innovation Agency, an organisation that promotes innovation by connecting the NHS with education, local authority and business sectors to improve health and generate economic growth.

Innovation Agency chief executive Dr Liz Mear said: “There is fantastic work going on in Fylde and Wyre and in other parts of the country which we want to shout about and share with other health providers and commissioners.

“This is innovative work which deserves to be showcased nationally.”

Innovative Commissioning will take place at Deepdale Stadium on Thursday, 6 October.