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Changes to health organisations in Lincolnshire could offer greater patient clarity

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A shake-up of healthcare organisations in Lincolnshire will offer patients greater clarity, councillors say.

New NHS bodies,Integrated Care Partnerships, is being set up under a recent law and the 'nonsensical' cluster of CCG's, which currently covers Lincolnshire, will be abolished.

Councillor Sue Woolley (Con), who represents Bourne North and Morton on Lincolnshire County Council, will be appointed as the head of the partnership and said she hopes it will offer more early intervention and preventative measures.

Lincolnshire county councillor Sue Woolley (56366221)
Lincolnshire county councillor Sue Woolley (56366221)

"Anything that makes it easier for patients to understand what they should be entitled to is a step in the right direction. This should allow for greater clarity," Coun Woolley said.

"Often public health teams will have information but it will be the health bodies which need it.

"This partnership should allow us to use that information at a much earlier stage to benefit the public."

The new statutory bodies will include leaders of NHS organisations and members of Lincolnshire County Council’s health and wellbeing board.

Coun Woolley added that Lincolnshire was fortunate that the council and ICP have the same overlapping boundaries, unlike many areas.

The overview and scrutiny management board approved the recommendations, which will go before the Executive next week.

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