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Posted: 16th November 2018

New dates announced for digital health drop in sessions for local residents

Local residents are being offered training and support to get online to manage their health and wellbeing through a series of drop in sessions in Lancashire and South Cumbria this November.

Posted: 14th November 2018

Thousands people across Lancashire and South Cumbria join NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The 14th November was World Diabetes Day and to mark the occasion health and care organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are celebrating the success of a flagship NHS diabetes prevention programme which is helping prevent Type 2 diabetes, with over 7,000 people being referred to the programme.

Posted: 14th November 2018

Managing medication is made easier thanks to the POD

Local NHS prescription service now extended to cover greater population of residents in West Lancashire. NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Prescription Ordering Direct Service (POD) has now been extended with a base in Burscough to compliment the existing POD in Skelmersdale.

Posted: 12th November 2018

Implementation of revised and updated clinical policy on Assisted Conception Services

We wish to bring to the attention of patients and members of the public that the revised and updated clinical policy for assisted conception services has been approved by the CCG. A new policy for commissioning spinal injections and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain has also been approved.

Posted: 12th November 2018

New Community Perinatal Mental Health Service for mums in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is launching a brand new, specialist community perinatal mental health service which will support new and expectant mums living in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Posted: 8th November 2018

Leaders across Lancashire and South Cumbria invited to Digital Leadership Programme 'Seeing is believing' event

Local residents are being offered training and support to get online to manage their health and wellbeing through a series of drop in sessions in Lancashire and South Cumbria this November.

Posted: 2nd November 2018

Update on mental health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Over the last nine months there has been a significant increase in the demand for mental health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria. A briefing has been created which is intended to summarise how the partnership of NHS, local government and other organisations is taking action together to address this situation.

Posted: 2nd November 2018

Revised policy on access to IVF and other assisted conception services introduced across Lancashire and South Cumbria

All 8 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria have passed an updated and revised assisted conception services policy, which includes treatments like IVF (in vitro fertilisation).

Posted: 25th October 2018

November Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups update

The next meeting of the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups is on Thursday 1st November 2018 at Morecambe Bay CCG, Moor Lane Mills in Lancaster.

Posted: 18th October 2018

Lancashire and South Cumbria to receive multi-million pound social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures

Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen and Cumbria will receive a combined £9,693,475 as part of a programme to help local authorities alleviate winter pressures on the NHS, getting patients home quicker and freeing up hospital beds across England.

Posted: 17th October 2018

Patient care transforming thanks to innovative technology

Over the past 18 months, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has seen a range of improvements thanks to its increasingly developed Lorenzo Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.

Posted: 11th October 2018

Help combat loneliness in Lancashire by sending a festive card

An initiative to combat loneliness amongst older people has been launched in Lancashire. ​

Posted: 8th October 2018

Key messages from the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups on 4th October

The key messages below are from the committee held on 4th October 2018 at Leyland Civic Centre.

Posted: 5th October 2018

Patients with diabetes across Lancashire and South Cumbria to benefit from new devices to help manage their condition

​All 8 NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Lancashire and South Cumbria have passed two new clinical policies which mean patients with diabetes will now have consistent access to insulin pumps and glucose monitoring devices.

Posted: 5th October 2018

Lancashire libraries to pioneer new NHS Online Orb app

Visitors to Lancashire libraries have the chance to test out a new health app, which is designed to make access to health advice and care easier. The NHS Online Orb is being developed for NHS England and brings together medical information in one easy-to-use app, which can also help patients to manage their own medical conditions.

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