NHS Fylde and Wyre and NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are the organisations responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of acute services to the 330,000 people living on the Fylde coast and the estimated 11 million visitors to the seaside town of Blackpool. Since 1 April 2012, the Trust also provides a wide range of community health services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire.
The Trust also hosts the National Artificial Eye Service, which provides services across England.