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Posted: 1st April 2021

People urged to Act FAST to take action on seeing any stroke symptoms to save lives

Residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged not to delay seeking help if they have signs of having a stroke and to ‘Act F.A.S.T’ to save lives – the NHS is open.

Posted: 31st March 2021

COVID-19 didn’t stop a quick cancer diagnosis for Lancashire man

71-year-old Gwam didn’t think he was in danger of serious issues with his lungs, until he developed a cough he could not ignore.

Posted: 29th March 2021

Suicide prevention campaign steps up a gear to encourage talking to save lives as lockdown eases

Everyone across Lancashire and South Cumbria is being encouraged to talk to friends and family members, helplines and debt support services as lockdown restrictions ease.

Posted: 19th March 2021

Award-winning suicide prevention system in Lancashire and South Cumbria

This month the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) Suicide Prevention Team has been presented with a Health Service Journal Award in the category ‘HSJ Connecting Service and Information Award’ for their work on setting up the real time surveillance system (RTS).

Posted: 10th March 2021

‘No Smoking Day’ 10 March 2021

Smokers in Lancashire are being urged to make No Smoking Day (10 March) the day to start their ‘smokefree’ journey by contacting the Quit Squad, your local stop smoking service, for support to quit.

Posted: 4th March 2021

Local NHS announces Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust have announced further details of the Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme, which will see the Trusts work together with the government to build new, centrally funded hospital facilities locally.

Posted: 2nd March 2021

You’re not OVARY-acting. Help Us Help You stay clear of ovarian cancer

People in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to be alert to the warning signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and contact their GP with any concerns. Early diagnosis saves lives.

Posted: 26th February 2021

Information for observing the ICS Board and Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups meetings for members of the public

Information for observing the ICS Board and Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups meetings for members of the public

Posted: 17th February 2021

A cough could be a sign of cancer, not just Covid

Doctors in Lancashire and South Cumbria are urging residents to not ignore a persistent cough, not every cough is coronavirus (Covid-19) it could also be a symptom of lung cancer.

Posted: 16th February 2021

Residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged not to delay seeing help if they have signs of having a stroke

Some hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria are experiencing a reduction in people attending with symptoms of a stroke.

Posted: 6th February 2021

Booking appointments this weekend for clinically extremely vulnerable

This is information for booking appointments for clinically extremely vulnerable patients

Posted: 3rd February 2021

Statement on Blackburn Cathedral vaccination centre

The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria has issued a statement regarding the waiting times at the Blackburn Cathedral Vaccination Centre.

Posted: 31st January 2021

New NHS vaccination services set to open in South Cumbria

New vaccination centres at Kendal’s Westmorland Shopping Centre and Ulverston’s GSK Sports Centre are set to go live this week.

Posted: 29th January 2021

Integrated Care System Board – information for observing the meeting for members of the public

Integrated Care System Board – information for observing the meeting for members of the public

Posted: 24th January 2021

New NHS vaccination services set to open in Lancashire and South Cumbria

New large vaccination centres at Blackpool Winter Gardens and Lancaster Town Hall are set to go live this week, along with additional community pharmacy sites. Thousands of people aged 75 and over and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable will be invited to book a coronavirus vaccination at these new NHS vaccination services in addition to the centre at Blackburn Cathedral.