East Lancashire GP hopes research role will help patients with post-stroke depression

Published on March 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

A GP based in Nelson is hoping that his research fellowship with NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will help change the way patients with post-stroke depression are treated in primary care.

Aaron Poppleton, 29, who looks after patients at Reedyford Health Centre, has started an academic clinical fellowship, which aims to help GPs carry out research alongside their clinical training over a two-year period.

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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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