“Three towns are joining forces in a bid to improve healthcare provision in the Axe and Lym valleys.
Seaton, Axminster and Lyme Regis have formed a powerful alliance which will represent a combined population of some 40,000 residents.
Working together as the Axe Valley Health Forum the group believes it will have a stronger voice.
The new organisation will work with the NHS on the delivery of a health and care model that fits its demographic.
The vision is to establish a ‘place based system of care’ to meet the specific needs of the people of the Axe Valley where all voices within the community are listened to and everyone has an opportunity to participate in the design of services.
The aim will be to improve health and wellbeing for everyone living within the place identified as the Axe Valley – this includes Seaton, Axminster, Lyme Regis and the surrounding communities.
The Forum will consist of elected community representatives, health and social care providers and volunteers. …”