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Meet the Primary Care Commissioning Committee

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding our next Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 10 July 2018 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk. This follows the CCG’s move to level three primary care co-commissioning in April 2017. This means the local health commissioners now have responsibility of commissioning primary […]

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NHS seeks views of NHS hearing aid users

The views of NHS Hearing Aid users are being sought by CCGs across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The views and experiences of NHS hearing aid users with age related hearing loss, over 50 years of age, are being sought to help understand what NHS hearing aid services are like locally and to help improve them. […]

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CCG encourages patients to help shape pain service in West Lancashire

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is undertaking a review of what is currently available to support patients with chronic pain. To help shape this review and ensure that it is right for patients, the CCG has appointed InHealth Pain Management Services (IPMS) and Connect Health to undertake separate reviews of the existing provision in […]

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Invitation for the public to find out about partnership working in health and care

Members of the public are invited to find out about partnership working in health and care across Lancashire and South Cumbria on 7th June 2018 between 11am and 1pm at Oswaldtwistle Mills in Accrington. This is followed by the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups, which the public are invited to observe.     The […]

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Come and talk to us about the Viran Medical Centre

NHS England (Lancashire and South Cumbria) and NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have been working to develop options regarding the long-term provider and premises of GP services for Viran Medical Centre. We are keen to consult and hear the views of patients of the Viran Medical Centre on the options that we have […]

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The CCG publishes its 2017/2018 Equality and Inclusion Annual Report

Each year all clinical commissioning groups are required to publish their equality and inclusion annual report. You can view NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group’s equality and inclusion annual report here. This report demonstrates how the CCG takes issues of equality and discrimination into consideration when making decisions.

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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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