Partnership work across maternity services in Lancashire and South Cumbria has resulted in 29.2% of women now being booked onto pathways which can offer continuity of carer, exceeding the national target set out in the Better Births maternity transformation plan which sets a target for 20% of women to receive continuity of carer throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period by March 2019.
A new digital portal has been introduced by the NHS and councils in Lancashire, which allows health and social care staff to see how many vacancies there are in local care homes, saving hours of time phoning around to check availability and helping people to get the right care or return home as quickly as possible.
During Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (1st - 7th April), the Strategic Clinical Network team will be attending health and community venues across Lancashire and South Cumbria to speak to people about their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and what they can do to reduce or even prevent this condition.
The Let's get personal Lancashire and South Cumbria co-production group are looking for people with long-term conditions, including disabled people who have lived experience of having more personalised approaches to their healthcare. The group meets monthly to look at ways of improving the experience of people who use health and social care services in Lancashire and South Cumbria - find out how you can get involved.
Pennine Lancashire is to benefit from potentially up to £10m in funding to help more people be physically active.
On Thursday 2 May 2019 local elections will take place across Central Lancashire. From 18 March 2019 the pre-election period begins and this will have an impact on how the Our Health Our Care programme communicates with local residents and wider stakeholders.
Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is delighted to be holding patient and carer engagement events about stroke this May. The events are being held in collaboration with the Stroke Association and North West Coast Strategic Clinical Networks.
Health Education England (HEE) North West is now inviting applications from employers for potential Advanced Clinical Practitioner funding for the academic year 2019-2020.
GP practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria are rolling out a new scheme to help support and guide patients to access the most appropriate service for their need. GPs in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire have been running this service now for nearly a year in Blackburn with Darwen, and nearly two years in East Lancashire.
Following the recent Audiology Service Redesign process in 2017 and the recent procurement process in December 2018 an audiology engagement meeting is now taking place. Current providers of AQP audiology services will give an update on the audiology procurement and next steps. The meeting will include a presentation from patients, service specification, tariff and new procurement timescales.
The next meeting of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria is on Thursday 7th March at South Ribble Civic Centre in Leyland.
A local project to improve bowel cancer screening uptake in patients in Pennine Lancashire has been given the top award at a prestigious Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Conference.
Following the approval by the OHOC Joint Committee of the case for change, the programme team has been further developing a clinical vision and a model of care, taking into account feedback received through engagement with clinicians and members of the public.
We asked the Healthwatch Collaborative to help us hear from local people and to explore how they currently use technology to manage their health and wellbeing and that of their families, learn about the challenges people might face when using digital technology, understand how we can better support people to use digital tools and hear ideas about improvements we could make in the future. The resulting report was published by Healthwatch in February 2019, and we will use the recommendations made by local people to inform the digital delivery plan for 2019/20 as we bring the digital strategy to life.