Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) is currently facilitating increased video consultations to support local GPs to carry out remote appointments with patients. Currently online and video consultations between patients and clinicians should be used as an alternative to face-to-face appointments during times of social distancing, unless a face-to-face appointment is absolutely necessary as determined by the online triage process. Video technology offers a range of benefits including: minimising travel, supporting isolated communities and reducing the spread of infection.
On behalf of Bay Health and Care Partners, we would like to publicly thank and recognise schools and childcare providers right across the Bay for their tremendous efforts in such a short time to help the children of health and care staff attend school, nursery, etc.
Sport England Chief Executive Tim Hollingsworth recently visited Pennine Lancashire to find out more about ‘Together an Active Future’ and meet residents and partners who are all working together to learn how to improve physical activity levels.
Welcome to the latest edition of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Regulated Care Sector briefing, which aims to keep stakeholders informed and up to date about the work of this group and other items relevant to this sector.
Lancashire and South Cumbria health and care organisations have launched a new campaign ‘A small chat can lead to a big change’ to help encourage local people to take action to improve their health and wellbeing.
An easy to access, patient-centred service for people with musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, hip and knee conditions, joint and muscle injuries and spinal pain is proving to be a success with around 5,000 patients accessing the service last year.
Local Primary Care GP Federation, which represents and supports all GP practices in Blackburn with Darwen has won a national award for their work to improve and increase cervical screening (smear test) attendance.
Local leisure centres, pharmacies and football clubs are working in partnership to deliver free blood pressure tests in local communities for people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Have you heard about the possible options for changes to health and care services across central Lancashire, including at our local hospitals? Find out more at our pop up community events
Bay Health and Care Partners are urging those in Morecambe Bay who have been affected by the recent floods to stay safe by following these important tips.
The 2019 annual summary report for Better Care Together Careers and Engagement team can be found here.
Last week, we saw the launch of promising primary care development – the Integration Accelerator.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System is looking to recruit an Independent Chair.
Have your say on your experiences of health and care service developments through the Our Health Our Care programme
Former football and rugby heroes Paul Stewart and Danny Sculthorpe have made their debut in films promoting Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System’s ongoing Let’s Talk To Prevent Male Suicide campaign. Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies from suicide, and to mark this, two 40 second films have been made, promoting messages around male suicide prevention.