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Have your say on a draft cosmetic procedures policy

Have your say As part of the ongoing review of clinical policies for all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria, we are now seeking feedback on the revised clinical policy for the commissioning of cosmetic procedures.  Currently each CCG has a number of smaller cosmetics related policies and these have been […]

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Chronic pain procurement process launched in West Lancashire

NHS West Lancashire CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) has launched a procurement process to introduce a new local specialist chronic pain service. This will be known as the iHELP Pain Management Service and the procurement is in association with the Innovation Partnership.  This innovative form of procurement allows for genuine co-design in which the CCG can […]

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Open day for new West Lancashire cancer information and support centre

A new cancer information and support centre in Skelmersdale is hosting an open day on Friday 29th September at the Concourse Shopping Centre. The Macmillan centre in the Concourse opened last month and has a team of experts and trained volunteers on hand to answer questions from patients, carers, friends and families. Support for the centre […]

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Residents encouraged to attend local health and wellbeing event

FOLLOWING a successful launch event earlier this year, local health organisations in West Lancashire are hosting a follow up joint health and wellbeing event for cancer, respiratory and cardiac patients, and their families. Taking place on Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 2pm to 4pm at Briars Hall Hotel, Briars Lane, Lathom (Nr Ormskirk), L40 5TH, […]

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Lancashire-wide review and harmonisation of clinical policies

Have your say As part of the ongoing review of clinical policies for all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria, we are now seeking feedback on the two latest policies to be reviewed or developed. The eight CCGs across Lancashire agreed that there was a need to review and where necessary […]

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How we involve you

As a public organisation, we are committed to public and patient participation and also understand our duties around involving others beyond our local community, including our membership of local GPs, NHS providers, voluntary, community and faith sector, local authorities and many more. Every year, we publish a Duty to Involve report which highlights some examples […]

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Avoid unnecessary GP visits with self-care

The NHS IN West Lancashire is reminding residents to self-care so to avoid any unnecessary trips to their GP. Many minor ailments and conditions can easily be managed at home by simply visiting a local pharmacy and keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet and NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is helping residents to understand […]

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Residents invited to attend local Primary Care Meeting

 NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding its Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk. The committee meetings take place in public, so anyone is welcome to observe. Steve Gross, board lay member at NHS West Lancashire CCG and chair of the […]

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

WEST Lancashire residents are being advised to think ahead and plan for any medical needs this forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend. GP practices in West Lancashire will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (28 August 2017). However, by examining your options, residents need not worry if they fall ill, as a number of pharmacies will be […]

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NHS remind people to examine their options during summer holidays

Your local NHS in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are reminding people to prepare for holidays wisely and to examine their options should they or a family member become ill or have an accident whilst out and about over the school holidays. NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS West Lancashire CCG […]

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