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.
Patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria are benefitting from new equipment that has reduced the wait to receive lung cancer test results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Education England (HEE) North West is now inviting applications from employers for potential Advanced Clinical Practitioner funding for the academic year 2019-2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.