Lancashire TelegraphCaring for patients in ‘localities’ welcomed (From Lancashire Telegraph)

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.

Caring for patients in ‘localities’ welcomed

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Mohammed Khan Coun Mohammed Khan

COUNCIL boss Mohammed Khan has hailed an agreement from GPs, social workers and community nurses to work in four area teams within Blackburn with Darwen.

As reported on Friday, there have been efforts to get health and support workers to operate in ‘localities’ within the borough for several years, so they can better understand the needs of patients within each area.

The agreement follows a successful pilot in the east of the borough, involving patients registered with Roman Road, St George’s, and Cornerstone surgeries.

Coun Khan, cabinet member for health and adult social care, at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “This is all about making sure that support is tailored to what individual people need. In other words, it’s about the person, rather than the service or organisation.

“We know people do better when they can be treated and supported at home, and in their local community, rather than in hospital, or residential care.

“By having one person co-ordinating people’s health and social care and helping them, with the support of family and friends, to take better of themselves, they have continuity of care and can enjoy a better quality of life.”


Comments are closed on this article.


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree