The NHS in Lincolnshire
NHS Lincolnshire (the Primary Care Trust) was abolished on 31 March 2013. Lincolnshire County Council now has responsibility for many public health services. Groups of GPs and other key healthcare professionals will be responsible for around 80% of the healthcare budget in their area. They will work to plan and pay for health services for local people.
These groups will be called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). There will be four in Lincolnshire:
- Lincolnshire East CCG
- Lincolnshire West CCG
- South Lincolnshire CCG
- South West Lincolnshire CCG
For more information, see http://www.lincolnshire.nhs.uk/
Other health organisations in Lincolnshire, include:
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust provides community healthcare services for the population of Lincolnshire, one of the largest healthcare communities in the country, covering an area of 2,350 square miles and a population of 723,000.
These services include community hospitals, some GP practices, out of hours services, sexual health, services for children and families, therapies, community nursing and specialist nursing services. Our 2,800 staff care for thousands of patients every day including:
- More than 100 patients in our Walk in Centre daily
- Over 160 patients seen in sexual health centres daily
- 66,000 patients cared for by complex case managers/community teams every year
- 3,550 people cared for in our community hospital beds annually
- In excess of 100,000 patients access our out of hours service in a year
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides a wide range of healthcare services delivered by over 7,500 highly trained staff and volunteers. Each year we receive £399 million to provide patient services, most of which is delivered to patients in Lincolnshire. We invest around £12 million each year in improving our clinical services by replacing and upgrading our medical equipment, modernising our estate and facilities and improving our information and technology infrastructure.
Find out more about the Trust at: http://www.ulh.nhs.uk/
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT)
We were established on 1 June 2002 when social care and health services, formerly provided by Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Healthcare NHS Trust, were brought together to create new mental health and substance misuse services for adults.
We provide care and treatment for a local population of some 735,000 people, as well as specialist services for people who live in other areas of the East Midlands.
Treating all people with respect is at the heart of everything we do. We are focused on helping people towards recovery, as much as possible, in the community. We work closely with the local community to design and improve services, ensuring what we provide is best suited for you, your carers and your other family members.
We have nearly 2,000 members of staff across many disciplines of mental health, who provide the best possible care and support for you when you are experiencing mental health problems.