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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.

Posted: 18th January 2019

Investment in communities across Lancashire and South Cumbria to make a difference to people’s health

Nearly half a million pounds is going to be spent in local communities across Lancashire and South Cumbria, tackling the factors which have the greatest impact on people’s health. The £471,000 investment from NHS England will be used to design better care around our communities’ needs, a priority described in the NHS Long Term Plan. 

Posted: 17th January 2019

New funding for community groups aims to help prevent suicides across Lancashire and South Cumbria

New funding is being announced today for innovative community-based Lancashire and South Cumbria projects to help reduce the numbers of people taking their own lives.

Posted: 11th January 2019

New primary care networks will improve patient care

General practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria are transforming the way they work to improve services for patients. They are joining together as groups of practices working with community service providers and other health and care organisations – a partnership known as primary care networks. 

Posted: 7th January 2019

NHS Long Term Plan - an endorsement of what we’ve been doing in partnership across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Health leaders across Lancashire and South Cumbria have welcomed the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan. The plan outlines the priorities for the health service over the next decade. It describes how the NHS will make sure people get the best start in life, and how patients can expect world-class care for major health problems.

Posted: 3rd January 2019

Residents of Lancashire and South Cumbria encouraged to have their say on Clinical Commissioning Group policies

The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups across Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed that there is a need to review their clinical policies in order to: ensure a consistent and fair approach; update current policies in accordance with National Guidelines and best clinical practice and to make sure it is using its limited resources to maximum effect.

Posted: 3rd January 2019

The Joint Committee of CCGs planned for Thursday 10th January 2019 has been cancelled

The Joint Committee of CCGs has been cancelled on Thursday 10th January as the agenda had been structured to focus around the NHS Long Term Plan which has not yet been published.

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