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Posted: 16th October 2020

Statement from Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System on pressures on local NHS services

We are very concerned about the rising infection rates in Lancashire and South Cumbria. We all need to be aware of this worsening local situation, our hospitals are under a huge amount of pressure. As the number of Covid-19 admissions are rising steeply, it is important we take action now to protect our hospitals.

Posted: 13th October 2020

Improvements to critical care in hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria aim to help with increasing winter and Covid-19 demand

As NHS services are seeing growing numbers of patients being admitted to hospital, and more of these people are needing treatment in intensive care, hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria have benefitted from an additional £12million to expand the number of critical care, specialist respiratory and enhanced care beds.

Posted: 9th October 2020

Hospital Covid-19 preparations statement

Kevin McGee, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust spoke on BBC Radio Lancashire about hospital Covid-19 preparations, on behalf of hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria on 8 October. Read what he had to say and listen again.

Posted: 8th October 2020

Breast screening saves lives – don’t miss your appointment

Routine breast screening services are fully operational in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Local people are being assured that it is safe to attend this quick but vital appointment if invited.

Posted: 30th September 2020

“Assessment first” from GP practices open and providing services

The threat of infection from covid-19 still exists within our communities, and locally, patients are being asked to continue to follow the guidance, stick to any restrictions in place and take the necessary precautions such as wearing face coverings and practicing good hygiene.

Posted: 24th September 2020

National mental health app launched in Lancashire and South Cumbria

S12 solutions is a new app and website for mental health professionals, which makes Mental Health Act (MHA) assessments quicker, simpler and more secure.

Posted: 24th September 2020

New service helps reduce waiting times for people who have fallen at home across Lancashire

The integrated home response and falls lifting service was set up in October 2019 to provide a non-emergency visiting response with home responders to help residents in Lancashire who have fallen in their own homes.

Posted: 16th September 2020

Opportunity to transform healthcare in the region takes a step forward

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Hospital Trust (UHMBT) and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTr) are moving forward as part of the second phase of Government’s flagship Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP).

Posted: 16th September 2020

Getting a test for Covid-19

Tests can only be booked on the national online booking portal or by calling 119 if you do not have access to the internet. You cannot book a test in any other way.

Posted: 14th September 2020

Pharmacists across Lancashire urge at risk groups to get a flu vaccination

Pharmacists from across Lancashire are urging at risk groups to get a flu vaccination this winter. Their message to people is to ‘Prepare and protect’ by arranging a free NHS flu vaccination at their usual pharmacy.

Posted: 10th September 2020

Innovative community scheme aims to make suicide everybody’s business

A partnership of NHS and voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria has come together to launch the Orange Button Community Scheme on World Suicide Prevention Day today.

Posted: 28th August 2020

Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups - 3 September 2020

Information regarding the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups on 3 September 2020.

Posted: 28th August 2020

Get back to school safely

As children and young people are preparing to go back to school or college – in some cases for the first time since lockdown – health and care organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminding them of the mental health support available.

Posted: 24th August 2020

Face masks and coverings now mandatory in most public spaces in England

It is now mandatory that face masks and coverings are worn by people in most public spaces across England.

Posted: 20th August 2020

Parents and carers urged to not delay seeking medical help

Parents, carers and guardians in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being encouraged not to delay seeking medical help for children or young people need it.