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In July 2018, students from schools in Lancashire and Cumbria took part in our Digital Healthy Schools event at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. As part of our celebrations of the 70th birthday of the NHS this year, we recorded their ideas about what the NHS might look like in 70 years' time. These have now been brought to life in a short animation.
We have really enjoyed getting out and about to offer local residents training and support to get online to manage their health and wellbeing through a series of drop in sessions in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Our digital tour stopped off at Chorley, Nelson, Morecambe, Blackpool, Blackburn, Preston and Barrow-in-Furness and we spoke to 487 people about all things digital.
NHS Digital has taken a crucial step towards a more joined-up health and care system with the launch of the new National Record Locator Service. Local clinical and IT professionals from across Lancashire and South Cumbria have played a key role in making this possible in our area.
Local residents are being offered training and support to get online to manage their health and wellbeing through a series of drop in sessions in Lancashire and South Cumbria this November.
Local residents are being offered training and support to get online to manage their health and wellbeing through a series of drop in sessions in Lancashire and South Cumbria this November.
Visitors to Lancashire libraries have the chance to test out a new health app, which is designed to make access to health advice and care easier. The NHS Online Orb is being developed for NHS England and brings together medical information in one easy-to-use app, which can also help patients to manage their own medical conditions.
On 3 October 2018, we are running our second Primary Care Digital Exemplar programme workshop. Watch the livestream to follow all the presentations and discussions.
Local residents are being offered training and support to get online to manage their health and wellbeing through a series of drop in sessions in Chorley and Nelson this September.
Library House Surgery in Chorley live-streamed their Patient Participation Group online on 13 September through Facebook Live, bringing patient engagement online to reach a wider audience. Part of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria's Primary Care Digital Exemplar programme.
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Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria has launched a scheme to support staff to develop their ideas for improving the health and care for people in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
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