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New GP Out of Hours service announced in West Lancashire

Out of Hours GP services in West Lancashire will be provided by Vocare Limited from Tuesday 1 May 2018 providing access to GP appointments from 18:30pm until 8:00am weekdays and 24 hours at weekends.  Services will continue to operate in the same way they do today, and there will be no change to availability or […]

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West Lancashire residents urged to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes

West Lancashire residents are being urged to eat healthily and be more active to help reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes during Diabetes Prevention Week (16-22 April 2018). It is estimated that more than 3800 people in Lancashire are currently at risk of developing type 2 diabetes; which can lead to other serious conditions […]

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Patient Update – Viran Medical Centre

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG) have recently undertaken a Request for Information exercise across GP providers to determine interest in the running of the Viran Medical Practice from December 2018. The outcome of this exercise will feed into a wider options appraisal document which will then be shared with patients of Viran Medical […]

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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 dilatation and curettage, hysteroscopy, hip arthroscopy and cosmetic procedures have been approved by the CCG. These clinical policies explain the criteria that must be met in order for these treatments and procedures to be […]

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Be prepared if you get sick this Easter

With Easter, fast approaching, local health professionals are reminding people to examine their options, should they or their family members become unwell over the long weekend. Many GP practices will be closed on the bank holidays over Easter, so it is also wise for people to think about repeat prescriptions they will need before the […]

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Skelmersdale walk-in centre is now open

The Skelmersdale walk-in centre is now open once again to patients. We are sorry any inconvenience caused by this temporary closure and thank everyone for their patience during this time.  

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Skelmersdale walk-in centre update

Skelmersdale NHS Walk in Centre at the Concourse Shopping Centre is closed today (8 March) due to an ongoing issue with the drainage system in the building which our landlord is working to resolve. Patients are advised to attend the West Lancashire Walk-in Centre at Ormskirk General Hospital instead, contact NHS 111 or visit your […]

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Skelmersdale Walk-in Centre temporarily closed

Please be aware: Skelmersdale NHS Walk-in Centre temporarily closed due to a blocked drain Skelmersdale NHS Walk-in Centre located at the Concourse Shopping Centre has been temporarily closed due to a blocked drain in the clinical areas. Patients are being advised to attend the West Lancashire Walk-in Centre located at Ormskirk District General Hospital for […]

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Only the best health and care apps for residents in West Lancashire

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the first CCG in the country to launch their own website aimed at helping residents to find the best health and care apps to keep them healthy this winter. https://westlancs.orcha.co.uk/, which is supported by Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria and provided by the Organisation for the Review […]

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Meet the Primary Care Commissioning Committee

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding their next Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 13 March 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 […]

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