Local communities across Lancashire and South Cumbria are set to benefit from a major national investment aimed at supporting people at risk of suicide.
NHS England has confirmed that new and expectant mums will be able access specialist perinatal mental health community services in every part of the country by April next year. In Lancashire and South Cumbria this will include a community specialist team in addition to an eight bedded Lancashire and Cumbria mother and baby unit in Chorley which will be available to patients later this year.
Today (26 April) it is just 70 days to go before the NHS turns 70 on Thursday 5 July 2018. We are counting down to the birthday celebrations by launching an NHS 70 area of our website to highlight the ways we are celebrating across Lancashire and South Cumbria and to encourage people to share their positive stories about the last 70 years.
East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, held a celebratory event on 10 April with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Partners, to mark the success of the vanguard programme work over the last three years in implementing the Enhanced Health in Care Homes framework (EHCH).
Former radiographer Neil Sinclair has joined Darwen Healthcare, working as a physician associate supporting GPs in the practice and helping to improve access to services for patients.
Lancashire and South Cumbria to benefit from investment in a single pathology diagnostic service across the region.
Edge Hill University will offer an access to medicine course from 2019 and train doctors from 2020, following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Health to establish a Medical School at the University in West Lancashire.