Health and Care professionals have been working together as part of the LHAC programme to design a new model for Lincolnshire which would enable people to access the right services at the right time now and in the future. We aim to build this on local and national evidence and best practice, based on the experience of professionals, patients, service-users and carers. There are no easy answers to the challenges we face in this sector but we are committed to working to create a health and care system which is sustainable for the future.
We recognise that things need to change and we have looked at what is best for our whole population. This means making some difficult decisions. We will be continuing to engage with professionals, patients, families and carers, staff and the public to develop the options which will go out to public consultation.
We will be seeking NHS England approval to consult but no final decisions will be taken on the changes to Lincolnshire's health and care system until we have consulted with you the public. All the views and comments we receive through this engagement will help inform the proposals which will be formally shared with the public later this year in the full consultation.
We currently have three surveys in place around maternity services, planned, urgent and 3mergency care and mental health which you can complete by viewing this page.