Lancashire and South Cumbria welcome a new pilot scheme that is offering support to new and expectant mums to prevent and treat incontinence and other pelvic issues. With one in three women experiencing urinary incontinence in the first year after having a baby, more than 17,000 women a year are set to benefit from this additional support.
The local NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria has published a new report explaining why funding for new hospital facilities is essential for the health of local people. The New Hospitals Programme Case for Change report outlines the critical need for investment in Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Royal Preston Hospital and Furness General Hospital. It describes the impact that the current issues with these buildings have on patient and staff experience, local people’s health and the ability to deliver hospital services productively and efficiently.
Andrew Bennett, the Executive Director for Commissioning for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System, is set to become the new Chief Officer, following Dr Amanda Doyle OBE’s appointment as North West Regional Director for NHS England and Improvement.
Grace, a 12-year-old student from Penwortham Girls High School in Preston, has become the North West regional winner of the ‘Step into the NHS’ competition recognising her creative and detailed board game showcasing the role of an occupational therapist.
Our lovely local landmarks are helping to tackle loneliness in care homes this summer. With travel abroad limited, more people than ever will be out and about exploring closer to home.
England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
Together with ORB Universe and the Lancashire and South Cumbria Digital Team, Creative World are looking for people in your community to help test the new ORB App and provide their thoughts and feedback.
Information for observing the Strategic Commissioning Committee for members of the public
Dr Amanda Doyle, current Chief Officer of Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS, has been appointed by NHS England and NHS Improvement as the new Regional Director for the North West.
People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been urged to be patient when trying to access GP services, which are busier now than before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information for observing the ICS Board for members of the public
Ten of thousands of pregnant women and new mums will receive support to prevent and treat incontinence and other pelvic floor issues, thanks to new clinics set up by the NHS.
This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week (June 14th – June 20th) and health chiefs are raising awareness of the life-saving smear test.
One of Lancashire’s leading Consultant immunologists, Professor Anthony Rowbottom, has been awarded an MBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021 in recognition of his services to Pathology during the Covid-19 pandemic
An innovative pilot scheme, which supports unpaid carers to pursue a career in local care homes, will be launching in Lancashire and South Cumbria in June this year.