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How to access treatment for minor injuries and illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

WEST Lancashire residents are reminded how to get help for minor illnesses and minor injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic. While they now need to be accessed differently, the Urgent Treatment Centre in Ormskirk and Walk-in Centre in Skelmersdale are both still open every day of the week from 8am until 8pm, and available to treat […]

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The NHS is there for you this Spring Bank Holiday

LOCAL NHS leaders are reminding members of the public that the NHS is open. Dr Peter Gregory, local GP and chair at NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We would like to remind local people in West Lancashire that the NHS is very much open and that many services will remain over the […]

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Covid-19 update – Governing Body Meetings

Whilst under normal circumstances the public are able to attend our Part I Governing Body meeting which is held in public, Government social isolation requirements constitute ‘special reasons’ to avoid face to face gatherings as permitted by legislation, therefore until further notice all Governing Body meetings will be held virtually by default. We continue to […]

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Be kind to yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic

THE West Lancashire Partnership would like to remind residents of West Lancs of the importance of taking care of their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Ros Bonsor, a local GP and mental clinical lead at NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “As we are urged to stay at home as much […]

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What to do if you have a dental problem during COVID-19 pandemic

If you have a dental issue during lockdown, it is important that you know how to access help when you need it.  All high street dental and orthodontic practices can give advice, guidance and prescriptions, which you can collect from your local pharmacy.  If you are in pain or in need of support and need […]

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Helping our heroes: NHS urges veterans to get help despite coronavirus outbreak

As the nation gears up mark to the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the NHS wants all those who have served their country to know that dedicated help and support is still available despite the coronavirus outbreak. One of its top doctors has also today payed tribute to the many veterans who are working as […]

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Focus on yourself and your wellbeing

West Lancashire Partnership is highlighting to local residents of West Lancs during the ongoing pandemic that your wellbeing and the wellbeing of our loved ones is paramount. Wellbeing starts at home. It is essential you look after yourself as best you can, beginning with some simple steps such as getting enough sleep, fresh air and […]

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The NHS is there for you this May Bank Holiday

LOCAL NHS leaders are reminding members of the public that the NHS is open. Dr Peter Gregory, local GP and chair at NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We would like to remind local people in West Lancashire that the NHS is very much open and that many services will remain open on […]

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Brighten someone’s day by sending a card to a local care home

A regional campaign to tackle loneliness amongst care home residents amid the Coronavirus outbreak is being launched. The campaign, the latest version of the popular Cards for Kindness initiative, is asking people to brighten up someone’s day by sending a card, picture or poem to one of their local care homes Care home residents can […]

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Don’t stay away from your GP or hospital if you need care

Parents and carers across Sefton and West Lancashire are urged to continue to seek medical assistance should their children suffer an injury or become ill. Despite GP surgeries, hospitals and other health and care providers still offering many of their usual services, there has been a significant drop in the number of people seeking help […]

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