We are living longer, which is a wonderful thing - even better if we are healthy throughout these extra years.
We all know prevention is better than cure, and it is common sense for us to focus together on making this responsibility part of everyday life for Lincolnshire.
Joined up care closer to home will support you to stay well, look after you at home or in the community, and help keep you at home and out of hospital wherever possible.
It’s now estimated that one quarter of the population will suffer from a mental health issue during their lifetime, so we must make sure our local service provision is able to cope with the demand.
Acute hospital services treat patients for a brief but severe episode of illness, for conditions that are the result of disease or trauma, and for surgery.
The vast majority of urgent care is delivered by GPs.
Health and care leaders have come together to develop a Long Term Plan to make the NHS fit for the future, and to get the most value for patients out of every pound of taxpayers’ investment.
Today, there are 100,000 vacant posts in the NHS nationally. In Lincolnshire, we have approximately 1,000 unfilled posts; that’s about 10%..
One of the biggest challenges to delivering health care in Lincolnshire, is making sure it is accessible.
As we consider how we can modernise and improve the NHS services in Lincolnshire, information management and technology (IM&T) provides a range of opportunities that might help.
There are some outstanding health and care services in Lincolnshire supported by the well-designed buildings.