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Posted: 19th December 2019

Award-winning support for local health and care

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.

Posted: 19th December 2019

Successes for Lancashire Primary Care teams at this year’s General Practice Awards

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.​​​​​​​

Posted: 5th December 2019

Digital first in primary care

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.

Posted: 5th December 2019

Digital GP retention

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.

Posted: 5th December 2019

Multi-Disciplinary Team campaign

New materials have been produced for practices to help them promote the various health care professionals who work alongside GPs, and within the local community. The multidisciplinary team materials use the national Help Us Help You brand with the strapline ‘Get the right care’.

Posted: 2nd December 2019

Lancashire and South Cumbria organisations urged to back male suicide anti-stigma campaign

Businesses and organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are being asked to look out for their male staff and clients.

Posted: 6th November 2019

Suicide memorial at Furness Rugby Club

A service of reflection for people affected by suicide is being held at Furness Rugby Club, Crosslands Park Road, Barrow in Furness.

Posted: 6th November 2019

Suicide memorial at Deepdale Football Stadium

A service of reflection for people affected by suicide is being held at the home of Preston North End FC.

Posted: 1st November 2019

Cancelled: Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups 7 November 2019

With the declaration of a General Election this week, we have received purdah guidance from NHS England and Improvement to cancel meetings held in public prior to the outcome of the election. Therefore, the Joint Committee of CCGs, scheduled for the 7th November, has been cancelled. Any items on the agenda will be taken to our next formal meeting. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to those planning to attend.

Posted: 1st November 2019

Brighten someone’s day this festive season by sending a Christmas card to a local care home

People across Lancashire are being encouraged to do their bit to help reduce loneliness amongst older people over the festive period by sending a Christmas card to residents of a local care home.

Posted: 24th October 2019

Innovative digital health project recognised with a national award

The Digital Discharge programme helps health organisations and councils across the region to share patient information more seamlessly and deliver a more efficient discharge process to both the NHS and social care. The programme has been named ‘Best Communication Solution’ at the 2019 Health Tech Digital Awards.

Posted: 24th October 2019

Collaboration success at North Excellence in Supply Awards

Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System and partners have been honoured at the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards.

Posted: 10th October 2019

Digital Exemplars driving digital innovation in Primary Care across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Our Digital Exemplar Programme launched in June 2018 with the goal of developing a programme of digital support for local practices.

Posted: 2nd October 2019

Local people supported to live well at home using digital technologies as part of innovative partnership project

The Lancashire and Cumbria Innovation Alliance (LCIA) Test Bed programme was a collaborative study which tested a combination of innovative technologies and practices to determine if they could improve services and patient experiences. Read about the impact of this partnership project and download the latest report.

Posted: 26th September 2019

Lancashire residents set to benefit from continued suicide bereavement support

A service providing support to those bereaved by a suspected suicide has received additional funding so that it can continue helping Lancashire residents.