Views invited on clinical policies in Lancashire and South Cumbria

  Residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being encouraged to have their say on new NHS clinical policies in the region. The eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria have all agreed the need to develop their policies collaboratively to ensure a consistent and fair approach for everyone across the region.… Continue reading Views invited on clinical policies in Lancashire and South Cumbria


Independent Non-Executive Members appointed for new NHS organisation

  Five new non-executive members have been appointed as designate members of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board as the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System prepares to continue to build partnership working across health and care in our area. Subject to passage through Parliament, the Health and Care Bill is set… Continue reading Independent Non-Executive Members appointed for new NHS organisation


Know the early signs and symptoms of cancer and don’t delay seeking advice from your NHS

    Ahead of World Cancer Day (4th February) people across Lancashire and South Cumbria are being reminded of the signs and symptoms of cancer and the importance of seeking advice from local healthcare services if they are worried. Dr Neil Smith, local GP and Cancer Director for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System… Continue reading Know the early signs and symptoms of cancer and don’t delay seeking advice from your NHS


Millions being invested in children’s mental health in Lancashire and South Cumbria

  Health leaders in Lancashire and South Cumbria have been awarded an additional £10.7million pounds of investment to improve children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The announcement comes ahead of Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February 2022) when landmarks across the region will be lit green to demonstrate the importance of children and young people’s… Continue reading Millions being invested in children’s mental health in Lancashire and South Cumbria


Doctor urges people in Lancashire and South Cumbria to keep booking cervical screening appointments

  This Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (17-23 January 2022), people in Lancashire and South Cumbria are urged to book their cervical screening appointments.  Infection control measures are in place to protect patients and ensure screening appointments continue. The Cancer Director for Lancashire and South Cumbria is encouraging women and people with a cervix to attend screening if they… Continue reading Doctor urges people in Lancashire and South Cumbria to keep booking cervical screening appointments


‘Don’t wait’ – BAe boss’ plea to anyone with bowel cancer symptoms

  A boss at one of Lancashire’s biggest employers has shared his story of bowel cancer in an effort to encourage people to be more open about their health. Chris Boardman, Group Managing Director for BAE Systems’ Air sector, was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year and underwent successful surgery this summer. In a… Continue reading ‘Don’t wait’ – BAe boss’ plea to anyone with bowel cancer symptoms


Lancashire and South Cumbria welcomes first dose surge and urges others to come forward for their jab

  The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria has welcomed a significant increase in people coming forward for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – and urged others to book their jabs in the run-up to the New Year. More than 8,000 people attended first dose appointments in the 12 days before Christmas and… Continue reading Lancashire and South Cumbria welcomes first dose surge and urges others to come forward for their jab


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