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Posted: 9th July 2020

People shielding advised to continue to do so until 31 July

New government advice has been updated for people who are shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19). The government has this week relaxed some of the shielding measures to allow those who have been shielding to go out once a day and, if they live alone, to see one person from outside their household. Social distancing must be maintained at all times.

Posted: 3rd July 2020

The importance of coproduction in making personalised care happen

Coproduction is at the heart of everything we do when using a personalised care approach to mental and physical health. Personalised care is the care that is best for the person; by giving individuals time to talk about their needs, and how these can be met in partnership with a healthcare professional.

Posted: 2nd July 2020

Stay safe as lockdown guidance changes

As lockdown eases due to the continuing fall in coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates, local organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminding residents of the best ways to stay safe, reduce the risk of spreading the virus and save lives.

Posted: 2nd July 2020

Lancashire and South Cumbria COVID research

The ICS System Leaders Executive is calling on partners throughout our local health and care system to work together to collate learning about the response to COVID-19 in what is our region’s largest collaborative learning project.

Posted: 30th June 2020

Patients supported by technology to virtually attend hospital appointments

Hospital services have been working together across Lancashire and South Cumbria to deliver more than 14,800 virtual clinics, totalling more than 6,000 hours, to make sure local patients get the best possible advice and support from their homes.

Posted: 24th June 2020

New measures in general practice to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus in Lancashire and South Cumbria

GP practices in Lancashire and South Cumbria have implemented new local measures on the use of face masks and coverings to help protect patients, the public and to help maintain services.

Posted: 19th June 2020

New interactive map will give tailored mental health care to Lancashire and South Cumbria residents

Health organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria have worked in partnership to develop an interactive map of mental health services for people living in the area.

Posted: 18th June 2020

Shining a light on the importance of friendship for National Learning Disability Week

Local organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria are supporting this year’s Learning Disability Week (15-21 June 2020), with a focus on the importance of friendships during lockdown.

Posted: 17th June 2020

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Cervical screening saves lives – don’t put off your cervical screen test.

Posted: 17th June 2020

People in Lancashire and South Cumbria urged not to ignore eye problems to avoid long term damage

Health organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are urging residents not to ignore eye problems, as the number of patients across the region seeking urgent care for urgent eye conditions has decreased during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Posted: 11th June 2020

Mental health support available for children and young people in Lancashire and South Cumbria

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions can be especially tough for children and young people. Parents and carers in Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminded that there is support here for them.

Posted: 11th June 2020

Diabetes prevention continues thanks to virtual meetings

A national programme to prevent residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria from developing diabetes has continued to provide support throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic thanks to remote meeting roll-out.

Posted: 10th June 2020

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.

Posted: 29th May 2020

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

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

Posted: 27th May 2020

GP practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria are now just a video call away

Every general practice in Lancashire and South Cumbria can offer patients video consultations after a programme to introduce the technology was accelerated in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.