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Meet the local NHS

MEMBERS of the public are invited to the annual general meeting (AGM) of local NHS leaders, NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The event will be held on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at Parbold Village Hall from 11.30am (for registration) until 2.30pm and is a chance to learn more about the local NHS. Mike […]

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Funding for schemes to tackle domestic violence

A new scheme is being started to help young women in West Lancashire avoid being victims of domestic abuse. The West Lancashire Safe Teens Project will aim to ensure girls and young women from age 13 are supported and given the skills to deal with issues including domestic abuse, sexual harassment, child sexual exploitation, and […]

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Patient choice

Choosing a hospital If you need to go to hospital to see a specialist, you have the right to choose which hospital you’re referred to by your GP. This legal right, which was introduced in April 2009, lets you choose from any hospital offering a suitable treatment that meets NHS standards and costs. You can choose a […]

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Have you used local eye services?

The NHS in West Lancashire would like to speak to people who have experiences of using eye services (ophthalmology). NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is currently testing the market for ophthalmology services – both in terms of a community service (tier 2 and triage) and for an Age Related Macular Degeneration service – […]

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Viran Medical Centre – patient listening exercise report published

For attention of registered patients at Viran Medical Centre Following the patient listening exercise we carried out in June 2017, we have now published our report. This report will be shared with local stakeholders and made available to patients at the practice itself. We continue to work towards identifying a permanent solution, and will ensure […]

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Treatments of low clinical value and gluten free prescriptions to cease

THE NHS in West Lancashire has today announced changes to some items previously available under prescription. Treatments considered to be of low clinical value and gluten free products will no longer be available on prescription in West Lancashire as of Monday 4 September 2017. NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has approved a recommendation […]

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Year end assurance results – Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF)

Every CCG in England is assessed by NHS England as part of the assurance process, Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF).  The results for 2016/17 are published today (Friday 21 July). The ratings given by NHS England are described as: ‘outstanding’; ‘good’; ‘requires improvement’; and, ‘inadequate’. NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was assessed by […]

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Introducing Clinical Pharmacists – what do YOU think?

We are aiming to introduce Clinical Pharmacists into local GP practices. We have provided some information in the document below which explains why we would like to do this and how we plan to make this happen. Read more – Introducing Clinical Pharmacists This information is being shared with our GP practices and Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) so […]

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The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

There are two main types of diabetes – Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is far more common than Type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have Type 2. Every two minutes someone finds out that they have Type 2 diabetes. There are 3.9 million people […]

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Social prescribing set to benefit West Lancashire residents

The local NHS is looking to pilot a social prescribing service, in their drive towards prevention and reducing health inequalities. Social prescribing is becoming recognised as a fundamental route of support for today’s communities. The term ‘social prescribing’ simply means linking people up to social or physical activities in their community that will benefit them. […]

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