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Meet the Primary Care Commissioning Committee

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding its next Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 9 July 2019 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk. Please note, the previously announced date in May has been cancelled. The local health commissioners have responsibility of commissioning primary care services locally in West […]

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West Lancashire Residents Asked to be Heart Aware

WITH more than 14,000 people living with heart and circulatory diseases in West Lancashire, the NHS is encouraging people to think about boosting their heart health as part this heart failure awareness week (6-12 May). Heart failure is a long-term condition meaning that your heart is not pumping blood around your body as effectively as […]

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Help Us Help You This Early May Bank Holiday

WITH the Early May Bank Holiday fast approaching, it is really important that everyone knows what health services are available and when, so that you can help us help you if you or a loved one falls ill. Help us Help You In West Lancashire there are a range of health services to support people […]

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West Lancashire residents are knitting, walking and gardening their way to good health

SEWING, working out at the gym and singing are just some of the ways that Skelmersdale residents are boosting their health and wellbeing, thanks to a successful social prescribing pilot. Other than prescribing medicine, whenever possible GPs have started referring to a team of social prescribers who are equipped to help individuals improve their health […]

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Help Us Help You This Easter Bank Holiday

WITH Easter just around the corner, it is really important that everyone knows what health services are available and when, so that you can help us help you if you or a loved one falls ill. Help us Help You In West Lancashire there are a range of health services to support people if they […]

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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 six new clinical commissioning policies on the following treatments have been approved by the CCG.  These are: Policy for the commissioning of arthroscopic shoulder decompression surgery for the management of subacromial pain Policy for adult snoring surgery (in the absence […]

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Mental health drop in sessions rolled out seven-days a week

MENTAL health support drop-in sessions now rolled out seven-days a week in Skelmersdale. Originally launched in August 2018 and based at the Skelmersdale PULSE (Unit 73, Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LN), under the name Three Little Birds. A specialist mental health drop-in support session for any residents living in West Lancashire were held weekly, […]

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West Lancashire residents advised to check their risk of Type 2 diabetes

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to check whether they are at risk of Type 2 diabetes this Diabetes Prevention Week (Monday 1 April to Sunday 7 April 2019). Throughout Diabetes Prevention Week, a series of diabetes awareness and prevention roadshow events will take place at the following locations in West Lancashire.  These are drop-in sessions free […]

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Notice for patients with diabetes

Changes in patient access to Flash Glucose Monitors (including the FreeStyle Libre®) for diabetics in Lancashire and South Cumbria. NHS England have now launched the national criteria for accessing Flash Glucose Monitors, such as the FreeStyle Libre®.  This has been done to unify patient access to these devices across the country. All 8 Clinical Commissioning […]

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Innovative red bag rolled out across West Lancashire

CARE home residents across West Lancashire are to benefit from an innovative new scheme following a successful pilot. The ‘red bag’, was launched as a pilot scheme in June 2018 by NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). It aims to help support care home residents when admitted to hospital by putting all of their […]

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