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.
People in Lancashire and South Cumbria have been urged to attend vitally important cancer appointments if asked to by their GP.
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.
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.
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.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System is looking to recruit an Independent Chair.
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.
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.
The NHS High Potential Scheme (HPS) is an exciting new NHS Leadership Academy development programme that is being piloted in seven areas, with participants in Lancashire and South Cumbria starting from July 2020.
The next meeting of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria is on Thursday 9 January at Blackpool Central Library.
Organisations and businesses who want to find out how to support staff and their community are invited to take part in Lancashire and South Cumbria Suicide Prevention Team’s male suicide anti-stigma campaign, Let’s Talk To Prevent Male Suicide, at two events in the New Year.
Lancashire and South Cumbria has been recognised as leading the way in supporting staff who are looking for new opportunities to do so in within the local healthcare system. Retaining and supporting people working in health and care is a big challenge and a priority across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The five NHS hospital trusts are working together to make it easier for staff to move between roles across the region.
Four local GP teams have been recognised at a prestigious event honouring excellence and innovation in primary care across the UK. Last month’s General Practice Awards saw hundreds of nominations made across 20 categories, with almost 650 healthcare and industry professionals attending the ceremony on 29 November. Three awards were won by Lancashire teams, with local teams also highly commended in two categories.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care system is working with practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria to transform the way patients access health services and information through technology.
An innovative pilot scheme to help retain GPs who may be thinking of leaving the profession will see doctors in Lancashire and South Cumbria using digital equipment to enable them to have virtual appointments with their patients.