The NHS in Cumbria – made of many, cares like one.
NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group has the legal responsibility for undertaking the Healthcare for the Future public consultation. The Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of 74 General Practices across Cumbria and holds the budgets to pay for the majority of NHS care provided for their patients. It is part of the West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime which was established by the NHS in autumn 2015 to tackle the long-standing and deep-rooted problems we face here in recruitment, finance and service quality.
Other Success Regime partners include Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which delivers a range of community services and mental health services, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust which delivers the services at West Cumberland Hospital and Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle and North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust which delivers paramedic emergency services, patient transport, and 111 services.
Changes to the health and social care system are required to ensure that the people of Cumbria receive the care they need, and that the health system does not exceed its allocated budget. This consultation details the challenges specifically faced by health services. Cumbria County Council has already consulted on the commissioning priorities for social care and on the way it needs to reshape social care and public health services.