Pennine Lancashire celebrates Patient Participation Groups

Published on June 14, 2017 at 9:55 am

NHS Blackburn with Darwen and NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are supporting National Patient Participation Week, which runs from June 19-24 2017.

The aim of the awareness week is to promote patient participation groups and the valuable work they undertake.

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Health commissioners take their decision making ‘on the road’

Published on March 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Health commissioners from NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group are taking their decision making ‘on the road’.

The CCG which holds its Governing Body in public every two months have been holding their meetings throughout the five boroughs it serves.  Dr Phil Huxley, Chair of NHS East Lancashire CCG’s Governing Body, said: “For the last three years we’ve held our meetings at our CCG headquarters but as one of our priorities is to engage and involve local people more, we feel that by holding our meetings in more public places is just one way that we can achieve this.

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East Lancashire CCG Medicines Management Team shortlisted for national health award

Published on February 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm

The medicines management team based at NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been shortlisted for a national health award for the work they have done to improve specialist stoma, continence, wound care and nutritional services in primary care.

The Value in Healthcare Awards, run by the Health Service Journal aims to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency, and improvement in the NHS.

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Local GP wins regional award for contribution to cancer services in Pennine Lancashire

Published on February 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

A local GP has won a regional award which recognises his contribution to cancer services in Pennine Lancashire. 

 Dr Neil Smith, a Blackburn GP for over 21 years, a Macmillan GP, and the GP lead for cancer commissioning for Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) received the ‘Living the NHS Values’ at the NHS North West Leadership Awards. 

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New case study: GP Practices and social media

Published on December 19, 2016 at 10:52 am

Digital technology is essential to helping people stay well and improving health and care services.

In this interview, Practice Manager at Pendle View Medical Centre,  why her practice is using Facebook and how it benefits their patients.



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