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Help Us Help You This Spring May Bank Holiday

WITH the May Spring Bank Holiday fast approaching, it is really important that everyone knows what health services are available and when, so that you can help us help you if you or a loved one falls ill. Help us Help You In West Lancashire there are a range of health services available to support […]

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Implementation of Revised and Updated Clinical Policies

We wish to bring to the attention of patients and members of the public that revised and updated clinical policies on the following treatments have been approved by the CCG.  These are: Policy for the treatment of varicose veins Policy for hysteroscopy Policy for sterilisation reversal in males and females These clinical policies explain the […]

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West Lancashire Skin Cancer Rates Increasing

WEST Lancashire residents are being reminded how to stay safe in the sun by local NHS leaders, as rates of skin cancer diagnosis in the area increase. The danger of the sun is easily underestimated so everyone is being urged to stay safe in the sun and how we can all look to protect ourselves […]

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Innovative New Sleep Therapy Introduced in West Lancashire

WEST Lancashire children and young people to benefit from innovative new immersive sleep therapy. Twinkle House in Skelmersdale has launched an innovative new fully immersive sleep therapy room following funding from NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), this compliments an already existing sleep clinic which was launched in November 2018. Twinkle House, the sensory […]

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Local Health Body to Meet in Hilldale, Ormsirk

HEALTHCARE commissioners in West Lancashire are to hold their next governing body meeting in public at Hilldale on the Ormskirk Hospital site on Tuesday 21 May 2019, from 10.00am – 12.00pm. Members of the local community are welcome to observe the board meeting of NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Questions relating to items on […]

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Meet the Primary Care Commissioning Committee

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding its next Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 9 July 2019 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk. Please note, the previously announced date in May has been cancelled. The local health commissioners have responsibility of commissioning primary care services locally in West […]

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West Lancashire Residents Asked to be Heart Aware

WITH more than 14,000 people living with heart and circulatory diseases in West Lancashire, the NHS is encouraging people to think about boosting their heart health as part this heart failure awareness week (6-12 May). Heart failure is a long-term condition meaning that your heart is not pumping blood around your body as effectively as […]

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Help Us Help You This Early May Bank Holiday

WITH the Early May Bank Holiday fast approaching, it is really important that everyone knows what health services are available and when, so that you can help us help you if you or a loved one falls ill. Help us Help You In West Lancashire there are a range of health services to support people […]

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West Lancashire residents are knitting, walking and gardening their way to good health

SEWING, working out at the gym and singing are just some of the ways that Skelmersdale residents are boosting their health and wellbeing, thanks to a successful social prescribing pilot. Other than prescribing medicine, whenever possible GPs have started referring to a team of social prescribers who are equipped to help individuals improve their health […]

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Help Us Help You This Easter Bank Holiday

WITH Easter just around the corner, it is really important that everyone knows what health services are available and when, so that you can help us help you if you or a loved one falls ill. Help us Help You In West Lancashire there are a range of health services to support people if they […]

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