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CCG’s Governing Body to meet in Hilldale

HEALTHCARE commissioners in West Lancashire are to hold their next governing body meeting in public at Hilldale on the Ormskirk Hospital site on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 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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Managing Medication is Made Easier Thanks to the POD

LOCAL NHS prescription service now extended to cover greater population of residents in West Lancashire. NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Prescription Ordering Direct Service (POD) has now been extended with a base in Burscough to compliment the existing POD in Skelmersdale. Originally launched as a pilot in Skelmersdale in 2017, the POD, is […]

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Implementation of revised and updated clinical policy on Assisted Conception Services (including IVF) and the new Policy for commissioning spinal injections and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain

We wish to bring to the attention of patients and members of the public that the revised and updated clinical policy for assisted conception services has been approved by the CCG.  A new policy for commissioning spinal injections and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain has also been approved. GPs and hospital doctors and consultants […]

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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 Supply and Funding of Insulin Pumps for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Policy for the Provision of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and […]

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Meet the Primary Care Committee

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