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Healthwatch Lancashire to host an event to support charities, community and voluntary organisations to understand changes in the NHS

Healthwatch Lancashire will host an event for charities, community and voluntary organisations to highlight changes to health and social care in their local areas.

The ‘Understanding Changes in the NHS’ event will give staff and volunteers who work for a community, voluntary, not-for-profit or charity organisations within Lancashire, an opportunity to find out more about the work of the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

Clinical leaders from the programme will be in attendance to answer any questions about the future of services in your area and members third sector organisations are invited to get involved and have their say.

The event is not only a great opportunity to find what changes are taking place, but also to ensure that local organisation’s views are heard when it comes to changing how care is delivered locally.

Information on the event can be found below:

Where: 1882 Lounge, Turf Moor, Burnley

When: 15th November 2017, 1-4pm

You can book your place at the Burnley event here: https://understandingchangesinthenhsburnley.eventbrite.com

NHS and local authorities are working across five areas to improve services, these are Morecambe Bay, Pennine Lancashire, West Lancashire, Central Lancashire and the Fylde Coast. They provide a way in which all organisations and groups involved in health and care can work together to improve outcomes and care for local people, reduce pressures on services and make best use of financial resources.

Healthwatch Lancashire will continue to ensure that views of the public are listened to through representation on the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Change Programme Board and through links with these local programmes.

Further events will take place in Blackpool and Central Lancashire in early 2018.

For more information, please contact Healthwatch Lancashire on:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01524 239100.

If you, or anyone you know, has been affected by any changes in your local area, we want to hear your stories. You can share your views on changes to health and social care at any time via the Healthwatch Lancashire website at: http://healthwatchlancashire.co.uk/policy-changes/