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Posted: 29th April 2020

Suicide bereavement service now available to support people across Lancashire

A service which provides support to those bereaved by a suspected suicide has now been commissioned across Lancashire, offering vital support to local people thanks to national NHS funding.

Posted: 23rd April 2020

Campaign launches to encourage talking to help save lives

Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) has this week launched a suicide prevention campaign encouraging residents to “keep talking” throughout the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

Posted: 21st April 2020

Don’t delay going to see your GP with cancer symptoms

People in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to contact their GP if they have any signs or symptoms of cancer.

Posted: 15th April 2020

COVID-19: A message from your local pharmacy

As the UK responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, community pharmacies in Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, and Lancashire are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone’s medicines and healthcare needs will be met over the coming days and weeks.

Posted: 14th April 2020

Integrated Care System steps up to support Lancashire and South Cumbria’s mental health

Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) has increased and widened its mental health offer for local people, in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Posted: 10th April 2020

Stay home this Easter and save lives

Health leaders urge residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives this Easter bank holiday. With the long weekend ahead, and the weather improving, residents are urged to follow the national guidance in a collective effort to protect the NHS and save lives.

Posted: 9th April 2020

Free Microsoft Teams licences for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations working to support health and care in Lancashire and South Cumbria

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has provided Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System with a number of Microsoft Teams licences free for six months.

Posted: 8th April 2020

Lancashire and South Cumbria GP practices open on Easter bank holidays

Local NHS health services will be open on the Easter bank holidays to help support those who need urgent health advice or care. GP practices are normally closed on bank holidays, but this year all practices will be open as usual on the Easter bank holidays – Good Friday (10 April) and Easter Monday (13 April). Pharmacies will also continue to be open over the bank holidays – people should contact them directly to check on their exact opening times.

Posted: 8th April 2020

Don’t cancel your cancer appointments because of COVID-19

People in Lancashire and South Cumbria have been urged to attend vitally important cancer appointments if asked to by their GP.

Posted: 19th March 2020

Lancashire and South Cumbria Regulated Care Sector briefing

Welcome to the latest edition of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Regulated Care Sector briefing, which aims to keep stakeholders informed and up to date about the work of this group and other items relevant to this sector.

Posted: 28th February 2020

Health and social care organisations join forces to Make Every Contact Count

Lancashire and South Cumbria health and care organisations have launched a new campaign ‘A small chat can lead to a big change’ to help encourage local people to take action to improve their health and wellbeing.

Posted: 13th February 2020

Give your heart some love this Valentine’s Day with a free blood pressure test

Local leisure centres, pharmacies and football clubs are working in partnership to deliver free blood pressure tests in local communities for people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Posted: 31st January 2020

Do you have what it takes to be our Independent Chair?

Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System is looking to recruit an Independent Chair.

Posted: 29th January 2020

Former sports stars step-up to help stop suicide stigma

Former football and rugby heroes Paul Stewart and Danny Sculthorpe have made their debut in films promoting Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System’s ongoing Let’s Talk To Prevent Male Suicide campaign. Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies from suicide, and to mark this, two 40 second films have been made, promoting messages around male suicide prevention.

Posted: 20th January 2020

Awareness campaign launches across region at start of Cervical Cancer Prevention week

The NHS across Lancashire and South is launching an awareness-raising campaign “Let’s Talk Cancer” to encourage people who are eligible, to attend for cervical screening.