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Innovative red bag rolled out across West Lancashire

CARE home residents across West Lancashire are to benefit from an innovative new scheme following a successful pilot. The ‘red bag’, was launched as a pilot scheme in June 2018 by NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). It aims to help support care home residents when admitted to hospital by putting all of their […]

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CCG’s listen to patients and service providers to improve hearing aid services

NHS hearing aid service providers met health chiefs in Nelson, Lancashire today to learn about new arrangements for the commissioning (buying) of NHS hearing aids services in Lancashire and South Cumbria.   The event, organised by NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) was run an behalf of all CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) across Lancashire […]

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GP-turned priest returns to general practice

A Lancashire community priest who also works as a GP has spoken about her decision to return to medicine, as a new national campaign aims to encourage family doctors back into general practice. The Reverend Dr Anne Kazich, 49, who splits her time between working as a Church of England minister and a GP in […]

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New provider for Children’s Audiology Services in West Lancashire

From Friday 1 February 2019 children’s audiology services for West Lancashire patients has been provided by Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.  This change follows a recent serving of notice by both Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the former providers of the service.  The children’s audiology service encompasses: […]

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Health centre introduces appointments for intravenous therapy

WEST Lancashire patients are set to benefit from more convenient access to a health service which keeps them out of hospital and living independently, thanks to a  partnership between the NHS and local community services provider Virgin Care. The West Lancashire Health Centre is now providing appointments for intravenous therapy which is making it quicker […]

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Local Health Body to Meet in Hilldale Ormskirk

HEALTHCARE commissioners in West Lancashire are to hold their next governing body meeting in public at Hilldale on the Ormskirk Hospital site on Tuesday 26 March 2019, from 9.30am – 11.30am. 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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Audiology Service Provider Engagement Event

Audiology Service Providers are invited to attend an audiology engagement meeting which has been developed to provide an update on the Lancashire and South Cumbria Audiology procurement and next steps.  The meeting will include a presentation from patients, service specification, tariff and new procurement timescales. The meeting will be held on Monday 11 March 2019 […]

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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 12 March 2019 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk. The local health commissioners have responsibility of commissioning primary care services locally in West Lancashire and lead on decisions of how funding is allocated. To […]

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March Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for Lancashire and South Cumbria update

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are NHS organisations that plan and buy healthcare for their communities. The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (JCCCG) is a meeting of the CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria and will be responsible for making decisions about any future proposals referred to it by the CCGs. The next meeting will […]

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Have you joined the Virgin Care Citizens’ Panel?

VIRGIN Care are encouraging residents throughout West Lancashire to stay up to date with the organisation’s transformation work in the county and to get involved with what’s happening in their area to help make decisions on the best ways to further improve  health services. Virgin Care runs Adult Community Services and Urgent Care Services on […]

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