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Help shape the future of NHS immunisation programmes

If you’re pregnant (or have recently give birth) and live in Lancashire or South Cumbria or if you are the parent/carer of a child aged under five from East Lancashire or Blackburn with Darwen, NHS England want to hear your views about vaccinations available to you and/or your children by the NHS. Take part in […]

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Don’t be a waster, help your local NHS

THE NHS in West Lancashire is reminding residents of the importance of tackling the issue of medicines waste. One year on from the launch of their programme, ‘being a hoarder is out of order’, NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has marked the one-year anniversary with a refreshed new look campaign under the banner […]

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Implementation of revised and updated clinical policies

The CCG wishes to bring to the attention of patients and members of the public that a revised and updated clinical policy on complementary and alternative therapies and a new policy on rehabilitation after damage to the facial nerve have been approved by the CCG. These two clinical policies explain the criteria that must be […]

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Have your say on children and young people’s mental health services

The government is asking for views on proposals outlined to improve and provide faster access to children and young people’s mental health services. As outlined in the government’s green paper, the proposals focus on early intervention and include the development of dedicated school and college based support, new community-based mental health support teams and a […]

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Patient Leaflet – Have you been referred to a specialist by your GP?

NHS England in conjunction with the BMA and the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) has produced a leaflet with general information and a check list to explain your journey from your GP to the specialist.  It’ll cover why you’ve been referred, what happens if you need a test/procedure and if you have any further […]

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January Primary Care Committee Meeting – CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding their next Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 30 January 2018 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 […]

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Have your say on assisted conception services policy

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 assisted conception services. We are now seeking views and comments from patients, the public and other stakeholders.  This consultation is for a period […]

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Clinical pharmacy scheme to benefit half a million Lancashire and South Cumbria patients

Lancashire and South Cumbria will get five additional clinical pharmacists in general practice following the latest announcement of successful applications for the national programme. The third wave of areas that will benefit from having a clinical pharmacist were announced by NHS England this week and include Greater Preston, West Lancashire, East Lancashire and Morecambe Bay. It […]

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New providers for eye services announced in West Lancashire

THE NHS in West Lancashire has announced two new providers which will soon be providing local community ophthalmology (eye services) and community macular services. Following a stringent procurement process carried out by NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the local healthcare commissioner has evaluated, and moderated bids received and have selected two successful providers. […]

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Invitation for the public to find out more about Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria

Members of the public are invited to find out more about Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria on Thursday 11 January 2017 between 11am and 1pm at Tan House Community Centre in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, ahead of the Joint Committee of CCGs, which the public are invited to observe. Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is the partnership […]

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