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.
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’.
Businesses and organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are being asked to look out for their male staff and clients.
A service of reflection for people affected by suicide is being held at Furness Rugby Club, Crosslands Park Road, Barrow in Furness.
A service of reflection for people affected by suicide is being held at the home of Preston North End FC.
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.
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.
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.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System and partners have been honoured at the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards.
Our Digital Exemplar Programme launched in June 2018 with the goal of developing a programme of digital support for local practices.
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.
A service providing support to those bereaved by a suspected suicide has received additional funding so that it can continue helping Lancashire residents.