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Posted: 8th October 2020

Breast screening saves lives – don’t miss your appointment

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.

Posted: 30th September 2020

“Assessment first” from GP practices open and providing services

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.

Posted: 24th September 2020

National mental health app launched in Lancashire and South Cumbria

S12 solutions is a new app and website for mental health professionals, which makes Mental Health Act (MHA) assessments quicker, simpler and more secure.

Posted: 24th September 2020

New service helps reduce waiting times for people who have fallen at home across Lancashire

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.

Posted: 16th September 2020

Opportunity to transform healthcare in the region takes a step forward

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).

Posted: 16th September 2020

Getting a test for Covid-19

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.

Posted: 14th September 2020

Pharmacists across Lancashire urge at risk groups to get a flu vaccination

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.

Posted: 10th September 2020

Innovative community scheme aims to make suicide everybody’s business

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.

Posted: 28th August 2020

Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups - 3 September 2020

Information regarding the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups on 3 September 2020.

Posted: 28th August 2020

Get back to school safely

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.

Posted: 20th August 2020

Parents and carers urged to not delay seeking medical help

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.

Posted: 14th August 2020

Lockdown didn’t get in the way of cancer investigations for Blackburn woman

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.

Posted: 12th August 2020

Lancashire and South Cumbria hospitals receive £10.2m to prepare for winter

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.

Posted: 6th August 2020

Safeguarding homeless people from COVID-19

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.

Posted: 5th August 2020

Been struggling during COVID-19? Rebranded mental health service is available to all

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.