All change for NHS
Reforms to the NHS are due to come into place on April 1 which will see changes to the way health services in the county are commissioned.
As of April 1, NHS Lincolnshire will no longer exist. Groups of GPs and other key healthcare professionals will be responsible for approximately 80 per cent of the healthcare budget in the area.
These will be known as Clinical Commissioning Groups, and there will be 212 in the country and four of these in Lincolnshire.
These will be Lincolnshire East, South West Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire West and South Lincolnshire.
Public health services will move over to Lincolnshire County Council.
The services include; sexual health, national cancer screening programmes, obesity, programmes to promote physical activity, improve diet and prevent obesity, drug and alcohol misuse service, tobacco control, NHS health checks, local initiatives to prevent accidental injury and initiatives to reduce seasonal mortality.
The National Commissioning Board is split in to 27 local area teams, the local team for Lincolnshire is Leicester and Lincolnshire.
This team will be responsible for commissioning: primary care service, pharmaceutical services, dental services and NHS sight tests, specialised psychiatric services, prisoner health care, armed forces medical services, services for children aged 0-5, immunisation and screening programmes and sexual assault referral services.
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