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Posted: 17th July 2019

Stroke patients and carers invited to find out more about the Lancashire and South Cumbria Stroke programme at events this September

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is delighted to be holding patient and carer engagement events about stroke this September. The events are being held in collaboration with the Stroke Association and North West Coast Strategic Clinical Networks.

Posted: 1st July 2019

Biggest reform to GPs in a generation brings new services for patients in East Lancashire

The biggest transformation to the way family doctors work in more than a generation will be launched from today (Mon 1 July). It will see general practices, large and small, working to support each other while offering a wider range of specialist care services to patients from a range of health professionals.

Posted: 25th June 2019

Brighten someone’s day this summer by sending a postcard to a local care home

People across Lancashire are being encouraged to do their bit to help reduce loneliness amongst older people this summer - simply by sending a postcard.

Posted: 10th June 2019

Mental health partnership is a success

A pilot that was introduced to respond to people experiencing mental health crisis between Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, North West Ambulance NHS Service Trust (NWAS) and Lancashire Constabulary is proving to be a huge success in providing the most appropriate care, support and treatment to people.

Posted: 3rd June 2019

Suicide bereavement service expanded to support more people in Lancashire

A service which provides support to those bereaved by a suspected suicide has been commissioned in more areas across Lancashire, offering vital support to local people thanks to national funding aimed at preventing suicides in the region.

Posted: 3rd June 2019

Residents of Lancashire and South Cumbria encouraged to have their say on Clinical Commissioning Group policies

The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria are working in partnership to review clinical policies across the region.

Posted: 22nd May 2019

Health and care partnership responds to review of urgent mental health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria

A partnership of NHS, local authority, police and other emergency services has committed to taking action together following the results of an independent review of urgent mental health services.

Posted: 21st May 2019

Watch the livestream from our Population Health Management development accelerated programme close workshop

On 22 May, we held a workshop to mark the close of a 20 week accelerated programme for Population Health Management development. Watch the highlights from the livestream recording.

Posted: 17th May 2019

Partnership digital project highly commended in prestigious UK National GO Awards

Lancashire Care came Highly Commended in the ‘Procurement Project of the Year’ category at the prestigious UK National GO Awards 2019 for working collaboratively with local NHS and public sector partners - including Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria team members in the digital health team - to improve the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) across the Lancashire and South Cumbria integrated care system.

Posted: 10th May 2019

Lancashire and South Cumbria patients benefit from faster lung cancer test results

Patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria are benefitting from new equipment that has reduced the wait to receive lung cancer test results.

Posted: 29th April 2019

Suicide Prevention Funding for Community Groups across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Funding is being announced today for innovative community-based Lancashire and South Cumbria projects to help reduce the numbers of people taking their own lives.

Posted: 29th April 2019

May Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for Lancashire and South Cumbria update

The next meeting of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria is on Thursday 2nd May at Moor Lane Mills, Lancaster.

Posted: 26th April 2019

Partnership aims to support those bereaved by suicide in Lancashire and South Cumbria

A website has been launched following calls from local people in Lancashire and South Cumbria to be able to easily access help and support for those bereaved by a death by suicide. Acting as a directory of services, resources and information, users are able to filter results by their local area as well as accessing national support.

Posted: 18th April 2019

Lancashire and South Cumbria maternity system beats national target to provide women with the same carer throughout pregnancy

Partnership work across maternity services in Lancashire and South Cumbria has resulted in 29.2% of women now being booked onto pathways which can offer continuity of carer, exceeding the national target set out in the Better Births maternity transformation plan which sets a target for 20% of women to receive continuity of carer throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period by March 2019.

Posted: 16th April 2019

Digital tool to help reduce avoidable lengthy stays in hospital rolling out in Lancashire

A new digital portal has been introduced by the NHS and councils in Lancashire, which allows health and social care staff to see how many vacancies there are in local care homes, saving hours of time phoning around to check availability and helping people to get the right care or return home as quickly as possible.