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Have you had experiences of dermatology?

NHS leaders in West Lancashire are seeking to introduce a new community-based dermatology (skin) service for local patients.  To do this, commissioners at NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to hear from patients who have used local dermatology services.    There are hundreds of dermatological diseases, but the most common ones include eczema, […]

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New chronic pain management service to be delivered for West Lancashire residents

THE NHS in West Lancashire has developed a new specialist service to support patients living with chronic pain. The service, iHELP Pain Management service, has been designed by local clinicians and patients. After a formal procurement process, the new provider InHealth will begin providing the two-year pilot service in April 2019.  As there is presently […]

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Have your say on…

We are now seeking your response to the latest clinical policies to be developed by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria.  There are 5 policies, all of which have been produced as a result of the recent mandatory guidance issued by NHS England.  These are new policies for most of […]

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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 29 January 2019 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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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 22 January 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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NHS Long Term Plan ‘an endorsement of what we’ve been doing in West Lancashire and with partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria’

Health leaders West Lancashire and across Lancashire and South Cumbria have welcomed the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan. The 133-page plan, which was published today (Monday 7 December 2019), outlines the priorities for the health service over the next decade. It describes how the NHS will make sure people get the best start […]

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Have your say on… arthroscopic shoulder decompression policy

We are now seeking views and comments on the latest clinical policy to be reviewed by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria.  This is the policy for commissioning arthroscopic shoulder decompression (surgery) for subacromial pain (a common cause of shoulder pain and disability). To read this draft policy and provide […]

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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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