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New service will provide care at home to reduce hospital admissions

Patients at risk of being admitted to hospital in West Lancashire are set to benefit from a new service providing care to them in their own homes. The short intensive support service (SISS), run by Virgin Care in partnership with West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will launch on October 1.  It will help make […]

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Local health body to meet in Skelmersdale

HEALTHCARE commissioners in West Lancashire are to hold their next governing body meeting in public at the Evermoor HUB (1 Birleywood, Skelmersdale, WN8 9HR) at 9.30am on Tuesday 24 September 2019. 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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New ADHD service opens in West Lancashire

CHILDREN in West Lancashire are to benefit from a new ADHD service in West Lancashire. The new service has been commissioned by NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will be provided by ADHD North West, starting from September 2019. The service will offer a whole family approach and focus on providing information, support […]

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New students offered vital health advice from their local NHS

STUDENTS beginning university life at Edge Hill are being offered useful health advice from the local NHS. For many students this will be the first time that they have moved away from home, and although it is an exciting time it is really important that they look after their health and follow NHS advice. Register […]

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Do you know where to turn if you fall ill this August Bank Holiday?

WEST Lancashire residents are being advised to think ahead and plan for any medical needs this forthcoming August Bank Holiday weekend. GP practices in West Lancashire will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (26 August 2019). However, help is at hand if you or a loved one falls ill with a range of services available […]

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West Lancashire residents encouraged to meet their CCG

NHS WEST Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be hosting its annual ‘Meet the CCG’ event on Tuesday 24 September 2019 in Skelmersdale. The event which will take place at the Evermoor HUB (1 Birleywood, Skelmersdale, WN8 9HR) on Tuesday 24 September 2019, from 11.30am (for registration and refreshments) until 2.30pm (subject to change) and […]

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Be safe in the sun say health commissioners

WEST LANCASHIRE residents are being advised to remain sun-safe by health commissioners as temperatures are set to soar.  After a long, grey winter, the return of some sunshine is more than welcome for many of us. However, getting too much sun and spending too much time in the heat can have a serious impact on […]

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CCG receives positive rating

NHS WEST Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘good’ for a second consecutive year, following an annual assessment by NHS England. The annual CCG assessment for 2018/19 by NHS England assesses each CCG in the country on a number of performance-based indicators against a CCG improvement and assessment framework (CCG IAF). This […]

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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 23 July 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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Health commissioners want to know what good health and wellbeing looks like

HEALTH commissioners in West Lancashire are encouraging residents to let them know what good health and wellbeing looks like. NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking all residents to complete an online survey which is available here: bit.ly/CCGhaveyoursay. Paper versions are also available on request to any residents that do not have access […]

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