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Posted: 7th August 2019

Local GP surgeries and other services joining forces to increase ‘social prescribing’

People living across Preston, Chorley and South Ribble will benefit from a new approach being adopted by local GP surgeries which aims to better support peoples’ non-medical needs.

Posted: 7th August 2019

NHS needs to change say local people

Results from independent research recently carried out with local residents showed that 93 per cent of people felt change is needed.

Posted: 31st July 2019

Board Member Andy Long visits Pennine Lancashire to find out more about ‘Together an Active Future’

In December 2017, Sport England selected 12 areas across the country to benefit from a share of £100 million of National Lottery funding to develop new approaches to building healthier, more active communities.

Posted: 18th July 2019

Survey shows people on Fylde Coast have ‘good’ experience of GP practice

People living on the Fylde Coast have reported a ‘good’ experience of their GP surgery in an annual survey. Of the 4,346 people who responded to the annual GP Patient Survey, about 85 per cent said they were happy with their practice, placing the area above the national average.

Posted: 18th July 2019

New online GP service set to make booking appointments easier for Blackburn with Darwen residents

Posted: 17th July 2019

Stroke patients and carers invited to find out more about the Lancashire and South Cumbria Stroke programme at events this September

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is delighted to be holding patient and carer engagement events about stroke this September. The events are being held in collaboration with the Stroke Association and North West Coast Strategic Clinical Networks.

Posted: 10th July 2019

HARRI to visit Blackburn Town Hall Square

HARRI is our health and wellbeing engagement vehicle, with it we are able to travel around Lancashire to talk with the local communities and individuals.

Posted: 2nd July 2019

Case study: Joanne's Volunteering Journey

Posted: 1st July 2019

Biggest reform to GPs in a generation brings new services for patients in East Lancashire

The biggest transformation to the way family doctors work in more than a generation will be launched from today (Mon 1 July). It will see general practices, large and small, working to support each other while offering a wider range of specialist care services to patients from a range of health professionals.

Posted: 27th June 2019

Importance of cervical screening discussed in live video broadcast to schools

Around 2,300 secondary school pupils from 32 schools have recently learnt the importance of cervical screening, also known as smear tests. Blackburn GP and Pennine Lancashire Clinical Lead for Cancer, Dr Neil Smith and Screening Co-ordinator Kath Lewis, were instrumental in a live interactive video broadcast which was hosted by Learn Live on 13th June.

Posted: 25th June 2019

Brighten someone’s day this summer by sending a postcard to a local care home

People across Lancashire are being encouraged to do their bit to help reduce loneliness amongst older people this summer - simply by sending a postcard.

Posted: 25th June 2019

Further success for local bid to tackle childhood obesity

Posted: 10th June 2019

New 'Help in Preston' website launched

A new website, which aims to signpost Preston residents to help they might need, has now been offficially launched. The 'Help in Preston' website brings together information from a wide range of services, all based in Preston, and available to local residents.

Posted: 10th June 2019

Mental health partnership is a success

A pilot that was introduced to respond to people experiencing mental health crisis between Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, North West Ambulance NHS Service Trust (NWAS) and Lancashire Constabulary is proving to be a huge success in providing the most appropriate care, support and treatment to people.

Posted: 5th June 2019

Lancashire-wide review and harmonisation of clinical policies

We are now seeking your response to the latest clinical policies to be developed by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

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