Routine breast screening services are fully operational in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Local people are being assured that it is safe to attend this quick but vital appointment if invited.
The threat of infection from covid-19 still exists within our communities, and locally, patients are being asked to continue to follow the guidance, stick to any restrictions in place and take the necessary precautions such as wearing face coverings and practicing good hygiene.
S12 solutions is a new app and website for mental health professionals, which makes Mental Health Act (MHA) assessments quicker, simpler and more secure.
The integrated home response and falls lifting service was set up in October 2019 to provide a non-emergency visiting response with home responders to help residents in Lancashire who have fallen in their own homes.
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Hospital Trust (UHMBT) and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTr) are moving forward as part of the second phase of Government’s flagship Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP).
Tests can only be booked on the national online booking portal or by calling 119 if you do not have access to the internet. You cannot book a test in any other way.
Pharmacists from across Lancashire are urging at risk groups to get a flu vaccination this winter. Their message to people is to ‘Prepare and protect’ by arranging a free NHS flu vaccination at their usual pharmacy.
A partnership of NHS and voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria has come together to launch the Orange Button Community Scheme on World Suicide Prevention Day today.
Information regarding the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups on 3 September 2020.
As children and young people are preparing to go back to school or college – in some cases for the first time since lockdown – health and care organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are reminding them of the mental health support available.
Parents, carers and guardians in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being encouraged not to delay seeking medical help for children or young people need it.
56-year-old Alison Ingleby recently had concerns about a change in colour of a large area of pigmentation on her chest. As all areas of the NHS across Lancashire and South Cumbria had quickly adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic, Alison’s GP was able to examine her through a video consultation and quickly referred her to a specialist for a biopsy.
As winter approaches and further coronavirus outbreaks are anticipated, the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria have been allocated a share of new government funding to upgrade urgent and emergency care facilities. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust will receive a total of £10.2m to improve facilities and services for local people.
During the coronavirus pandemic, partners in Lancashire and South Cumbria worked together to provide housing and healthcare support to around 1,500 homeless people. Colleagues from across housing, social care, health, other public sector and voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith sector organisations came together to safeguard rough sleepers and other vulnerable homeless people from COVID-19.
A free mental health service available to everyone living in Lancashire and South Cumbria has been renamed. Big White Wall has supported thousands of people across the region over the past few years, but from today (5 August 2020) will be known as Togetherall.