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Posted: 2nd April 2019

Know Your Risk pop up stalls for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

During Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (1st - 7th April), the Strategic Clinical Network team will be attending health and community venues across Lancashire and South Cumbria to speak to people about their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and what they can do to reduce or even prevent this condition.

Posted: 26th March 2019

Let's get personal - Lancashire and South Cumbria co-production group

The Let's get personal Lancashire and South Cumbria co-production group are looking for people with long-term conditions, including disabled people who have lived experience of having more personalised approaches to their healthcare. The group meets monthly to look at ways of improving the experience of people who use health and social care services in Lancashire and South Cumbria - find out how you can get involved.

Posted: 12th March 2019

Applications open for funding of Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Health Education England (HEE) North West is now inviting applications from employers for potential Advanced Clinical Practitioner funding for the academic year 2019-2020.

Posted: 7th March 2019

Care navigators help support patients get to the right service faster

GP practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria are rolling out a new scheme to help support and guide patients to access the most appropriate service for their need. GPs in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire have been running this service now for nearly a year in Blackburn with Darwen, and nearly two years in East Lancashire.

Posted: 1st March 2019

March 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 7th March at South Ribble Civic Centre in Leyland.

Posted: 26th February 2019

Putting local people in Lancashire and South Cumbria at the heart of our digital health plans

We asked the Healthwatch Collaborative to help us hear from local people and to explore how they currently use technology to manage their health and wellbeing and that of their families, learn about the challenges people might face when using digital technology, understand how we can better support people to use digital tools and hear ideas about improvements we could make in the future. The resulting report was published by Healthwatch in February 2019, and we will use the recommendations made by local people to inform the digital delivery plan for 2019/20 as we bring the digital strategy to life.

Posted: 26th February 2019

Population Health Management accelerated programme update

At the end of 2018 we were selected by NHS England as one of four accelerator sites for Population Health Management, which is running from January to May 2019. Population Health Management involves understanding our communities better and designing person centred care to support people in living longer, healthier lives. We were selected for the accelerated programme based on data connectivity across systems, senior leadership buy in and resources being available to support a 20-week accelerator programme. This will see us strengthening our capabilities for Population Health Management beyond the 20 weeks.

Posted: 13th February 2019

Every day is different when you care in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is encouraging local people to consider careers in adult social care in support of the national ‘Every day is different when you care’ campaign, launched this week by the Department for Health and Social Care.

Posted: 8th February 2019

Free Lung Cancer checks set to benefit people in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lung cancer scanning trucks that operate from supermarket car parks are being rolled out in Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen as part of a country-wide drive to save lives by catching the condition early, NHS England announced today.

Posted: 1st February 2019

Deal to expand GP services to deliver NHS Long Term Plan welcomed by local health and care leaders

A new five-year contract for general practice across England will see billions of extra investment for improved access to family doctors, expanded services at local practices and longer appointments for patients who need them.

Posted: 18th January 2019

Investment in communities across Lancashire and South Cumbria to make a difference to people’s health

Nearly half a million pounds is going to be spent in local communities across Lancashire and South Cumbria, tackling the factors which have the greatest impact on people’s health. The £471,000 investment from NHS England will be used to design better care around our communities’ needs, a priority described in the NHS Long Term Plan. 

Posted: 17th January 2019

New funding for community groups aims to help prevent suicides across Lancashire and South Cumbria

New 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: 11th January 2019

New primary care networks will improve patient care

General practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria are transforming the way they work to improve services for patients. They are joining together as groups of practices working with community service providers and other health and care organisations – a partnership known as primary care networks. 

Posted: 7th January 2019

NHS Long Term Plan - an endorsement of what we’ve been doing in partnership across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Health leaders across Lancashire and South Cumbria have welcomed the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan. The plan outlines the priorities for the health service over the next decade. It describes how the NHS will make sure people get the best start in life, and how patients can expect world-class care for major health problems.

Posted: 3rd January 2019

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

The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their clinical policies in order to: ensure a consistent and fair approach; update current policies in accordance with National Guidelines and best clinical practice and to make sure it is using its limited resources to maximum effect.