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.
A spokesperson for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System said: “As part of our campaign, Let’s Talk To Prevent Male Suicide, we prepared marketing materials for use in Lancashire and South Cumbria. These materials have been received positively right across the area. “However, it has come to our attention that a third party organisation has amended those marketing materials with photographs of local men. “These materials have not been developed by Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System and the organisation has been requested to remove the materials and any links with the partnership with immediate effect.”
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System is looking to recruit an Independent Chair.
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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.
You can vote for outstanding individuals and teams in the Bay Health and Care Partners (BHCP) Health Heroes Awards 2019/20.
Health professionals are still advising people living in the Morecambe Bay area to take up the offer of a ‘flu vaccination to protect themselves throughout the colder months.
Four separate and independent groups of clinical experts have advised central Lancashire’s health and care system that it must change the way the area’s hospital services are configured if it is to continue providing safe and high quality care.
Physiotherapists across Morecambe Bay are using a framework based on the nationally developed ‘Shared Decision Making’ programme to help support patients with hip and knee pain to make the right decision about their treatment.