Together A Healthier Future is a programme to improve our health and care system in Pennine Lancashire, which is made up of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.
Over the past 18 months we have worked with residents, volunteers, doctors, nurses, health and care professionals, community workers and others to develop our plans for change. We have listened to what people have had to say and we set out our proposals in our Draft Pennine Plan which we published in December 2017. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to let us know what you think of our proposals.
We have now published the Final Pennine Plan - read it here.
GP practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria are rolling out a new scheme to help support and guide patients to access the most appropriate service for their need. GPs in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire have been running this service now for nearly a year in Blackburn with Darwen, and nearly two years in East Lancashire.
Following the recent Audiology Service Redesign process in 2017 and the recent procurement process in December 2018 an audiology engagement meeting is now taking place. Current providers of AQP audiology services will give an update on the audiology procurement and next steps. The meeting will include a presentation from patients, service specification, tariff and new procurement timescales.
A local project to improve bowel cancer screening uptake in patients in Pennine Lancashire has been given the top award at a prestigious Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Conference.