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Patients with diabetes across Lancashire and South Cumbria to benefit from new devices to help manage their condition

All eight NHS Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) in Lancashire and South Cumbria have passed two new clinical policies which mean patients with diabetes will now have consistent access to insulin pumps and glucose monitoring devices.  The two policies are the Provision of Insulin Pumps and the Provision of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Flash Glucose Monitoring, […]

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Community Health and Wellbeing Festival

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together on a Health & Wellbeing Festival. The event, which is on Thursday 25 Oct from 2-4:30pm, is open to anyone, not just those affected by cancer. The festival will provide information, signposting and contacts within the […]

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Have your say on the reversal of sterilisation policy

The eight CCG’s across Lancashire and South Cumbria are now seeking views and comments on the latest clinical policy to be reviewed.  This is the policy for sterilisation reversal in males and females. To read this draft policy and provide your comments and feedback please click on the following link.  You will then be asked […]

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Stop smoking this October

As part of the national Stoptober campaign this October, NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking residents to give up smoking for the month. Quitting smoking will have a number of benefits on your health. The top five benefits are: stopping smoking adds years to your life improved smell and taste  physical activities […]

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People urged to consider alternatives to A&E

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust Emergency Department is experiencing exceptional pressure today (4 October 2018) due to attendances and the availability of beds for hospital admission from the Emergency Department. People attending A&E are likely to experience delays if they need to admission to a hospital bed. People are asked to consider whether there are […]

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Extended Access Service

West Lancashire now has an Extended Access service running 7 days a week from 18:30 -20:00 Monday –Friday, 10:00 – 16:00 on Saturdays and 10:00 – 14:00 on Sundays. The service runs from various locations on weeknights and from 3 hubs in West Lancs on the weekend: Burscough Health Centre Ormskirk Medical Practice Sandy Lane […]

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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 9 October 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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Have your say on long-term plan for the NHS

People living in West Lancashire have been asked to have their say on the future of NHS services. Following the Government’s announcement of an extra £20.5billion of funding for the NHS across the UK over the next five years, NHS bosses want to plan how to use that money to improve services. The plan will […]

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Lancashire and South Cumbria to benefit from national funding to help patients have their say on health services

Lancashire and South Cumbria is one of ten areas across the country which is set to benefit from £450k of national funding from NHS England and the National Lottery – through the Big Lottery Fund. A windfall of £450,000 to support practical and innovative ways to help patients improve health services has been announced nationally. […]

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Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria has formed a committee to make decisions on health and healthcare. 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 […]

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