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Posted: 14th March 2019

OHOC Joint Committee outcome

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for the Our Health Our Care programme met in public on Wednesday 13 March 2019 to discuss a proposed model of care for central Lancashire.

Posted: 12th March 2019

Applications open for funding of Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Health Education England (HEE) North West is now inviting applications from employers for potential Advanced Clinical Practitioner funding for the academic year 2019-2020.

Posted: 7th March 2019

Care navigators help support patients get to the right service faster

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.

Posted: 6th March 2019

11 March 2019: Audiology meeting for providers

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.

Posted: 1st March 2019

March Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for Lancashire and South Cumbria update

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.

Posted: 28th February 2019

Local bowel cancer project wins top research prize

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.

Posted: 27th February 2019

Developing the OHOC programme

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.

Posted: 26th February 2019

Putting local people in Lancashire and South Cumbria at the heart of our digital health plans

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.

Posted: 26th February 2019

Population Health Management accelerated programme update

At the end of 2018 we were selected by NHS England as one of four accelerator sites for Population Health Management, which is running from January to May 2019. Population Health Management involves understanding our communities better and designing person centred care to support people in living longer, healthier lives. We were selected for the accelerated programme based on data connectivity across systems, senior leadership buy in and resources being available to support a 20-week accelerator programme. This will see us strengthening our capabilities for Population Health Management beyond the 20 weeks.

Posted: 13th February 2019

Every day is different when you care in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is encouraging local people to consider careers in adult social care in support of the national ‘Every day is different when you care’ campaign, launched this week by the Department for Health and Social Care.

Posted: 8th February 2019

Free Lung Cancer checks set to benefit people in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lung cancer scanning trucks that operate from supermarket car parks are being rolled out in Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen as part of a country-wide drive to save lives by catching the condition early, NHS England announced today.

Posted: 6th February 2019

Cancer patients show life goes on in inspirational new calendar

People living with cancer on the Fylde Coast have shown how they have been able to get on with their lives in spite of the disease – by taking part in an inspirational new calendar. From trekking across Iceland to gardening and enjoying time with family, the calendar reminds cancer patients that a diagnosis doesn’t have to put an end to enjoying life.

Posted: 1st February 2019

Deal to expand GP services to deliver NHS Long Term Plan welcomed by local health and care leaders

A new five-year contract for general practice across England will see billions of extra investment for improved access to family doctors, expanded services at local practices and longer appointments for patients who need them.

Posted: 31st January 2019

Pennine Lancashire has been selected to receive funding as part of a national programme to tackle childhood obesity

The Council and its partners in the Together a Healthier Future programme, will use the money to develop innovative plans to reduce childhood obesity that can also be shared across the country.

Posted: 31st January 2019

Volunteer Learning Passport launched across Pennine Lancashire

‘Together A Healthier Future’, the Integrated Health and Care Partnership for Pennine Lancashire, has launched a learning passport specifically for volunteers in health and social care.

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