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Mental health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria to benefit from national funding

Local communities across Lancashire and South Cumbria are set to benefit from a major national investment aimed at supporting people at risk of suicide. Today’s announcement by the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England (PHE), and NHS England marks the start of a three-year programme worth £25 million that will reach the […]

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It’s the age of inspiration

Announcing a new and exciting social enterprise to improve the health and wellbeing of older people. Paula Gamester and Maureen Fazal are inviting individuals over the age of 50 to join them at two events they are organising on Wednesday 16th May at Evermoor Hub Digmoor Skelmersdale 1pm till 3.30pm and Tanhouse Community Centre Thursday […]

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Lancashire SEND Partnership

Following the Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) joint inspection of our local area we are forming the Lancashire SEND Partnership. A new action plan has also been published which will ensure children and young people from Lancashire with SEND are at the heart of our developments and benefit from high quality services. Read more

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Be prepared if you get sick this Spring May Bank Holiday

With the Spring Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching, local health professionals are reminding people to examine their options, should they or their family members become unwell over the long weekends. Many GP practices will be closed over the bank holiday weekend, so it is also wise for people to think about repeat prescriptions they will […]

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West Lancashire residents encouraged to come and meet the POD

NHS WEST Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding an open day for residents to learn all about the new method of prescribing available to them. The CCG is holding an open day in Tarleton on Tuesday 22 May 2018, at Tarleton Group Practice, The Health Centre, Gorse Lane, Tarleton, PR4 6UJ from 11am to […]

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Have your say on diabetes and back pain related clinical policies

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 views and comments on three new or revised policies. The latest draft clinical policies open for patient and public feedback are as follows: new policy for the supply and funding […]

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Learn about Dying Matters Week at the Concourse in Skelmersdale

Death and bereavement will be the focus of an event in national Dying Matters Week, 14 – 18 May 2018 at The Concourse, in Skelmersdale, on Friday (18 May). West Lancashire residents are encouraged to talk more openly about death, including how they want to die and their funeral plans. More importantly, what people would […]

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Be prepared if you get sick over the bank holiday

With the first of May bank holiday fast approaching, local health professionals are reminding people to examine their options should they or their family members become unwell over the long weekend. Many GP practices will be closed on the bank holiday, so it is also wise for people to think about repeat prescriptions they will […]

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New providers for GP Out of Hours service announced

The GP Out of Hours service in West Lancashire are now being provided by Vocare Limited as of Tuesday 1 May 2018. This will mean no change to the service, access to GP appointments will be from 6:30pm until 8am weekdays and 24 hours at weekends. Vocare Limited is a sudsidary of Totally plc, the […]

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Be prepared if you get sick on the May bank holiday weekends

With two bank holidays coming up this month on Monday 7 May 2018 and Monday 28 May 2018, local health professionals are reminding people to examine their options, should they or their family members become unwell over the long weekends. Many GP practices will be closed on the May bank holidays, so it is also […]

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