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Residents invited to attend local NHS meeting

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding their next Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 30 January 2018 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk. This follows NHS West Lancashire CCG’s move to level three primary care co-commissioning in April 2017. This means the local health commissioners now have responsibility of commissioning […]

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Have your say on assisted conception services policy

As part of the ongoing review of clinical policies for all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria, we are now seeking feedback on the revised clinical policy for assisted conception services. We are now seeking views and comments from patients, the public and other stakeholders.  This consultation is for a period […]

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Clinical pharmacy scheme to benefit half a million Lancashire and South Cumbria patients

Lancashire and South Cumbria will get five additional clinical pharmacists in general practice following the latest announcement of successful applications for the national programme. The third wave of areas that will benefit from having a clinical pharmacist were announced by NHS England this week and include Greater Preston, West Lancashire, East Lancashire and Morecambe Bay. It […]

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New providers for eye services announced in West Lancashire

THE NHS in West Lancashire has announced two new providers which will soon be providing local community ophthalmology (eye services) and community macular services. Following a stringent procurement process carried out by NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the local healthcare commissioner has evaluated, and moderated bids received and have selected two successful providers. […]

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Invitation for the public to find out more about Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria

Members of the public are invited to find out more about Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria on Thursday 11 January 2017 between 11am and 1pm at Tan House Community Centre in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, ahead of the Joint Committee of CCGs, which the public are invited to observe. Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is the partnership […]

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Your local pharmacy is there when you need it this winter

With the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday weekends around the corner, your local NHS in West Lancashire, Southport and Formby is reminding residents that your local pharmacy is there when you need them. Pharmacy Services Several pharmacies will be open throughout the Christmas Bank Holiday period and the best way to find out which […]

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Residents invited to attend local NHS meeting

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding their next Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 9 January 2018 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk. This follows NHS West Lancashire CCG’s move to level three primary care co-commissioning in April 2017. This means the local health commissioners now have responsibility of commissioning […]

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Emergency dental coverage

If residents find  that they need to access an emergency dentist over the Christmas and New Year period, help is at hand. Simply call 111 and you will be directed to your nearest emergency dentist. The emergency dentist is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm and weekends and bank holidays from 10am to 5pm, […]

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Say goodbye to the waiting times with the GP extended access pilot

The CCG is reminding residents over the festive period, that they can now visit a GP or practice nurse in the evenings and weekends at a time that suits them. Your local GP should always be your first point of contact for any non-emergency illnesses that can’t be treated yourself through self-care. In West Lancashire […]

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Help yours-elf to stay well this winter

THE festive season is now upon us and your local NHS in West Lancashire, Southport and Formby is offering residents advice on how to stay well this winter and avoid those nasty winter illnesses. Winter is an exciting time for many, but this time of the year can pose problems for our health and wellbeing, […]

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