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Posted: 23rd December 2020

‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign urges people not to ignore persistent tummy troubles

People with persistent tummy troubles in Lancashire and South Cumbria including diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort in the tummy area, are being urged to get checked for cancer as part of the NHS and Public Health England’s ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign.

Posted: 21st December 2020

Coping with mental health this holiday season - Togetherall is here to help

People across Lancashire and South Cumbria who are struggling during the festive season can access a free online mental health service.

Posted: 15th December 2020

Hospital volunteer Norma “delighted’’ to be the first person to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in East Lancashire

An 80-year-old hospital volunteer from Blackburn has become the first person in East Lancashire to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: 15th December 2020

Lancashire and South Cumbria GPs begin offering Covid vaccine as part of biggest NHS immunisation programme

The first local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams will open across Lancashire and South Cumbria this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.

Posted: 10th December 2020

More hospitals set to deliver Covid-19 vaccine

Hospitals from Lancashire to Birmingham and Devon are set to join the network of sites across England delivering the world-leading Covid-19 vaccine programme.

Posted: 10th December 2020

Cancer Quality of Life - Andrea's Story

Andrea was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Being diagnosed made her reflect and think about what was happening to her life. Andrea very quickly found that she didn't have a great quality of life. It made her reflect on what was important to her. Having cancer has impacted her life and the decisions she makes.

Posted: 9th December 2020

Cancer Quality of Life Survey

The Cancer Quality of Life Survey is a national survey run by NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England. The survey is for people in England who have been diagnosed with cancer. Quality of life means different things to different people, but it matters to everyone.

Posted: 8th December 2020

NHS vaccine programme ‘turning point’ in battle against the pandemic

The NHS in England will begin the biggest and most highly anticipated immunisation campaign in history at 50 hospital hubs this week, with more starting vaccinations over the coming weeks and months as the programme ramps up. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be amongst the first hospitals to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Posted: 1st December 2020

Updated information on visiting and use of surgical face masks for hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria

We've issued new information about ongoing temporary visiting restrictions and the need to surgical face masks in hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Posted: 1st December 2020

Real time surveillance system shortlisted for HSJ awards

The ICS Suicide Prevention Team is celebrating after being shortlisted for two HSJ Awards.

Posted: 30th November 2020

Cards for Kindness campaign launches

The countdown to Christmas is now on and Lancashire residents are being encouraged to send a card to their local care home to brighten up someone's day.

Posted: 27th November 2020

Statement from Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System

As we start to move out of full national lockdown into the newly announced tiers, we wanted to reiterate that we continue to be concerned about the huge amount of pressure NHS services in Lancashire and South Cumbria are under. We want to emphasise that we are working collectively together and have plans in place to manage increased demand on our services.

Posted: 26th November 2020

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

The Integrated Care System (ICS) Board provides leadership and development of the overarching Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System strategy, oversight and facilitation of delivery of sustainability, transformation and design of the future state of health and care.

Posted: 25th November 2020

Covid-19 virtual ward monitors patients at home in Lancashire and South Cumbria

NHS hospital trusts are working together with GP practices and local providers across Lancashire and South Cumbria to monitor vulnerable patients with Covid-19 from their own homes.

Posted: 25th November 2020

Suicide prevention campaign steps up a gear to encourage talking to save lives through Covid-Christmastime

Lancashire and South Cumbria residents are being encouraged to talk to friends and family members, helplines and debt support services on the run-up to Christmas this year.