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Share your views on organ donation

The department of health wants to find out what people think about the government’s plans to change the organ donation system. At the moment, a person’s organs can only be donated if a person has agreed to this when they were alive. The government is thinking about changing this so that everyone will be considered […]

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Your local pharmacy is there when you need it this winter

With the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday weekends around the corner, your local NHS in West Lancashire, Southport and Formby is reminding residents that your local pharmacy is there when you need them. Pharmacy Services Several pharmacies will be open throughout the Christmas Bank Holiday period and the best way to find out which […]

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Residents invited to attend local NHS meeting

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding their next Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 9 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 health commissioners now have responsibility of commissioning […]

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Emergency dental coverage

If residents find  that they need to access an emergency dentist over the Christmas and New Year period, help is at hand. Simply call 111 and you will be directed to your nearest emergency dentist. The emergency dentist is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm and weekends and bank holidays from 10am to 5pm, […]

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Say goodbye to the waiting times with the GP extended access pilot

The CCG is reminding residents over the festive period, that they can now visit a GP or practice nurse in the evenings and weekends at a time that suits them. Your local GP should always be your first point of contact for any non-emergency illnesses that can’t be treated yourself through self-care. In West Lancashire […]

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Help yours-elf to stay well this winter

THE festive season is now upon us and your local NHS in West Lancashire, Southport and Formby is offering residents advice on how to stay well this winter and avoid those nasty winter illnesses. Winter is an exciting time for many, but this time of the year can pose problems for our health and wellbeing, […]

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Calling all budding social entrepreneurs in West Lancashire – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline to apply to be a part of this exciting new social entrepreneurs programme has been extended to Tuesday 5 December 2017. 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 […]

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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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