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Lancashire and South Cumbria residents set to access diabetes prevention services through the touch of a button

NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading providers from the tech sector as the battle against Type 2 diabetes goes digital – with around 5,000 people expected to benefit from the launch of a new pilot project, including some from here in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Lancashire and South […]

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NHS reminds people to embrace self-care

The NHS in West Lancashire is reminding residents to self-care this Self Care Week. Self Care Week 2017 runs from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 November 2017, this national awareness campaign, which is organised by the Self Care Forum, aims to promote and embed self-care across communities, families and generations. Many minor ailments and conditions […]

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We want to hear from you about the Children & Young People’s Transformation Plan

Who are we? We are a group of 25 (or so) individuals who work in the NHS, social care, schools, charities, community teams and hospitals. We are officially referred to as the Children & Young People’s Emotional Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Board.   We are dedicated to working together with young people and their families […]

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Residents encouraged to have their say on gynaecological and hip policies

NHS WEST Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria to review clinical policies across the region. The eight CCGs across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their clinical policies to ensure a consistent and fair approach; […]

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Local health body to meet in Hilldale, Ormskirk

NHS West Lancashire CCG is to hold its next governing body meeting in public at Hilldale on the Ormskirk Hospital site on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 9.30am. Members of the local community are welcome to observe the board meeting of NHS West Lancashire CCG. Questions relating to items on the agenda can also be raised […]

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Residents invited to attend local NHS meeting

NHS West Lancashire CCG will be holding their latest Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 14 November 2017 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 commissioning primary care services […]

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If you’re eligible for the free flu vaccine, don’t put it off, get it now

Residents who are eligible for the free flu vaccine are strongly encouraged to contact their GP practice or pharmacist now. For most people, flu is unpleasant but for some people, it is dangerous and can kill. That’s why the vaccine is available for free for all pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions, everyone aged […]

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Calling all budding social entrepreneurs in West Lancashire!

The School of Social Entrepreneurs North West and Well Skelmersdale have teamed up to find talent on our doorstep and help social entrepreneurs reach their full potential. The newly launched Skelmersdale Social Innovators Start Up Programme is now welcoming applications from people with ideas for a new social enterprise and/or a recently launched one that […]

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Manage your health online with Patient Access

West Lancashire residents are being reminded that they can now use Patient Access, a free online tool to make GP appointments and order repeat prescriptions. Since it was first promoted locally last winter, thousands of patients from across West Lancashire have registered on Patient Access and realised the benefits, as healthcare commissioners, NHS West Lancashire […]

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Feeling Unwell? Examine Your Options

Across the area there are a range of health services to support people if they feel unwell or have any health concerns. There are services which you may be unfamiliar with, but could be more appropriate and convenient for you depending on your specific issue. For minor ailments and injuries your best route to recover […]

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