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The emerging model of care

Staff from many services have been involved in reviewing how services work now, and designing a new model of care that will address these challenges.

Taking into account the views of staff, patients and lots of other people; as well as national clinical standards and guidance, best practice, and performance data, they have agreed principles to ensure the new model is fit for purpose.

















Our clinically-led emerging Model of Care



• A new clinically-led model of urgent and emergency care

• Single access booking and streaming of patients

• Standardised Ambulatory Care Unit(s)

• Critical care level and capacity re-designed to meet demand

• Planned Care Centre with protected beds to prevent cancellations

• Frailty Assessment Unit or enhanced virtual Frailty Assessment across Central Lancashire

• Integrated partnership care with specialist support and advice to GPs and team wrapped around the patient, joined up primary care pathways

• Enablers such as IT and digital to transform services and support care closer to home


Benefits of the emerging model

The emerging model of care organises services according to speciality and clinical need, which will reduce duplication, and enable us to better utilise our valuable workforce and resources.

Benefits of the emerging model include:

  • Right care in the right time in the right place
  • Reduced waiting times
  • More care closer to home
  • Reduced length of stay
  • Fewer cancellations
  • Improved quality
  • Better patient experience
  • Improved working environment for staff

  • At this stage, the emerging model simply proposes how services should be organised, but not where they are provided. This model could be delivered on co-located sites or separate sites.


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