Invitation for the public to attend the Lancashire and South Cumbria decision-making committee


Members of the public are invited to attend the decision-making committee of Healthier Lancashire & South Cumbria which is set to hold its first formal meeting in public at Blackburn Cathedral on 2nd February 2016 at 1pm and will be independently chaired by Phil Watson CBE.

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups is responsible for making decisions about any future proposals which will be developed over the next four years as part of the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria programme. The programme joins together 33 NHS and local council organisations, along with third sector partners, to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups is made up of GPs and Chairs from each of the nine Clinical Commissioning Groups in the region, along with leaders of Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool Council. The committee also includes representatives from district Councils along with local Healthwatch.

Members of the public are invited to attend the committee and 15 minutes will be allocated at the end of the meeting for an informal discussion and to respond to any questions.

Those who would like to attend are asked to contact the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Team on 01253 951630 or by emailing and provide details of any specific requirements they might have.

Members of the public are able to raise questions for the committee to answer relating to items on the agenda. If a member of the public would like to raise a question, they are asked to email this in advance to by midday the day before the committee.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is taking part in one of the five local plans that makes up Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria. More information about Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria can be found at

 How to get to Blackburn Cathedral:


CAR: The Cathedral is at the heart of Blackburn Town Centre and surrounded by convenient on-street car parks. Sat Nav users should use postcode BB1 5AA.

BUS: From Blackburn Bus Station walk along Ainsworth Street alongside The Market. Cross the road towards the train station onto Railway Road and the Cathedral is on the right.

TRAIN: From the main train station, walk towards the town centre and the Cathedral is just beyond Cathedral Quarter.

Please use the main entrance to the Cathedral, from which the room will be signposted and volunteers will be available to guide you if necessary.

To find the event using Google Maps click here:

Access for people with disabilities

Blackburn Cathedral main entrance is fully wheelchair accessible with pre-bookable disabled parking spaces on the Cathedral grounds. To book a disabled parking space contact Pauline Rowe via phone: 01254 277430 or email:

The Cathedral is fitted with an induction loop for speech and music. Hearing aids should be put onto the appropriate setting.

For more information about Blackburn Cathedral visit

Future dates:

2nd March – 1-3pm

6th April – 1-3pm

4th May – 1-3pm

1st June – 1-3pm

6th July – 1-3pm


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