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  • Holland House Flu Clinics 2021
    We now have appointments for flu vaccinations available to book either online or by telephone for patients who are aged over 50. If you do not have access to online appointment booking, please call or email our Reception Team on 01253 955350 Option 1 / [email protected]
  • NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings
    England’s chief nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules. COVID-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in […]
  • End abuse in GP Practices
    This video shows just some of the abuse that is commonly experienced by staff working in GP practices across the country and unfortunately this includes the staff at Holland House. The problem has got much worse during the pandemic as the pressures on primary care services have increased. We are suffering from unprecedented levels of […]
  • COVID vaccine status
    Please note that we are unable to issue a certificate showing your Covid vaccine status at the practice. Please see the Gov.uk website for further information. Proof of your vaccination status is available on the NHS app, Patient Access and MyGP Apps. These are also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. […]
  • Access to Coronavirus Testing
    If you want to book a #coronavirus #COVID19 test please do not contact Holland House as we have no access to this system. To book a test: 🖥️ Visit https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name ☎️ Or call 119
  • “Assessment first” from GP practices open and providing services
    The threat of infection from Covid-19 still exists within our communities, and locally, patients are being asked to continue to follow the guidance, stick to any restrictions in place and take the necessary precautions such as wearing face coverings and practicing good hygiene. GP practices are open and continue to provide services as they have […]
  • MEDICAL RECORDS
    Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records. Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to […]
  • Holland House Flu Clinics 2020
    We now have appointments for flu vaccinations available to book either by telephone or online for patients who are aged over 65. We also have appointments available for patients aged under 65 but you MUST be in the at risk category to be eligible for a vaccination at this time. If you aren’t sure if […]
  • School Letters of Absence
    Please note that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19
  • How to book a COVID-19 test
    Your GP Practice cannot assist you in booking a Covid-19 test and does not provide Covid-19 testing; this can only be done via the national online booking portal. Your GP Practice cannot advise you on whether or not your child or children are safe to return to school; this should be discussed with the school(s) concerned. Please […]
  • Advice for parents during COVID-19: what to do if your child is unwell or injured
    The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has produced a useful poster for parents and carers advising what to do if a child is unwell or injured during the COVID-19 outbreak. Download a printable version of the poster here and keep it handy at home.
  • Community Hubs offering support during COVID-19 outbreak
    Hubs have been set up in each district of Lancashire to help support the people who need it most during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Coronavirus – COVID-19
    Please see our Facebook Page – Holland House Surgery – for all of the latest information on how the practice is working during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also find lots of information on services available locally to help those who are in self isolation and you can keep up to date on what’s happening […]
  • Need a sick note for COVID-19? Here’s what you need to do
    People unable to work for more than seven days because of COVID-19 can obtain an isolation note through a new online service. Isolation notes will provide employees with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to COVID-19, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, […]
  • Coronavirus – Appointment Update
    Appointments Update Due to the coronavirus outbreak, as of today the surgery will not have any pre bookable face to face appointments. All appointments will be book on the day as telephone calls. All patients who book an appointment will be sent a coronavirus triage survey via a text message which must be filled in […]
  • Funding appeal for Whitegate Drive defibrillator
    People living in Blackpool are being asked to donate funds to help buy a piece of life-saving equipment. Staff at the Blackpool Urgent Treatment Centre are raising money for a community defibrillator to be put in a busy and under-resourced part of the town. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric […]
  • Big White Wall: Free online mental health resource available to everyone on the Fylde Coast
    A free mental health resource for people living with depression and other conditions is now available across the whole of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Big White Wall, which is available at www.bigwhitewall.com, provides a clinically safe and anonymous online community providing peer to peer support, personal assessments and self-help courses for those who need it. And […]
  • Survey shows people on Fylde Coast have ‘good’ experience of GP practice
    People living on the Fylde Coast have reported a ‘good’ experience of their GP surgery in an annual survey. Of the 4,346 people who responded to the annual GP Patient Survey, about 85 per cent said they were happy with their practice, placing the area above the national average. More than nine in 10 said […]
  • Launch of GP networks an ‘endorsement of what we’ve been doing for years’
    NHS England has announced an exciting new way of working that will improve the way family doctor services work together – the first major service change to primary care in a generation. All GP practices now work together with their neighbouring surgeries as part of ‘primary care networks’, allowing them to join forces to target […]
  • Cancer patients group spearheads Blackpool Vic transport directory
    People relying on public transport to get to Blackpool Victoria Hospital can take advantage of a new directory, thanks to local volunteers. The directory includes the routes and times of all bus services that go to the hospital and is available at all the GP surgeries in Lytham and Fleetwood, as well as libraries and […]
  • Thornton residents’ chance to share views with the NHS
    People living on the Fylde Coast are being given the chance to share their views on the NHS at a drop-in session at Thornton library in Thornton, on 11 June 2019 between 10 am and noon. The two Fylde Coast Clinical Commissioning Groups, which are the organisations that ‘buy’ and plan health services in Blackpool, […]
  • Have your say on seven updated NHS policies
    People living across the Fylde Coast have been invited to have their say on seven proposed updated NHS policies, which have been brought into line with national policy following instruction from NHS England. NHS England has recently introduced mandatory guidance for a range of surgical procedures which clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – the organisations which […]
  • Your chance to share views with the NHS
    Fylde Coast residents are being given the chance to share their views on the NHS through a series of drop-in sessions throughout the year with the first chance this week. The two Fylde Coast clinical commissioning groups the organisations that ‘buy’ and plan health services in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, are inviting residents to attend […]
  • NHS Long Term Plan ‘an endorsement of what we’ve been doing across the Fylde Coast and Lancashire and South Cumbria
    Health leaders across the Fylde Coast have welcomed the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan. The 133-page plan, which was published today (Monday 7 Janaury 2019), outlines the priorities for the health service over the next decade. It describes how the NHS will make sure people get the best start in life, and how […]
  • Have your say on proposed new NHS policy
    [column] People living across the Fylde Coast have been invited to have their say on a proposed new NHS policy for arthroscopic shoulder decompression (surgery) for subacromial pain (a common cause of shoulder pain and disability) in both men and women. It comes as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire to standardise policies […]
  • The Joint Committee of CCGs planned for Thursday 10th January 2019 has been cancelled
    The Joint Committee of CCGs has been cancelled on Thursday 10th January as the agenda had been structured to focus around the NHS Long Term Plan which has not yet been published. Focus on the publication, which had originally been timed for December, would have enabled system leaders and committee members to examine some of […]
  • Evening and weekend general practice appointments service extended
    Appointments with GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals have been made available between 8am and 2pm every Saturday in Garstang. The service, initially at Garstang Medical Practice in Kepple Lane, is in addition to the evening and weekend appointments already on offer to people living in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre based at Blackpool, Fleetwood and […]
  • Help improve your community
    [column]People living on the Fylde Coast have been asked to give their views on what is good and what could be improved about where they live. Healthier Fylde Coast – a partnership of local organisations working together to improve health and wellbeing – has launched the ‘Your Community Neighbourhood Plan’ survey to better understand people’s […]
  • Public invited to CCG Governing Body meeting
    [column]People living in Fylde and Wyre are invited to seelocal NHS decision-making in action next week. The next meeting of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will take place at the NHS Wesham Offices in Derby Road, from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 20 November 2018. The role of the […]
  • Thousands across Lancashire join NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
    [/column] It’s 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 more than 7,000 people being referred to the programme. The national Diabetes Prevention Programme, a partnership between […]
  • New £120k breast screening unit for the Fylde Coast
    [column] A new breast screening unit at Palatine Leisure Centre, in Blackpool, has opened its doors to women in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and Preston. The unit, which can screen up to 50 women a day, replaces a 20-year-old service at Whitegate Drive Health Centre, Blackpool. It has disabled access including a lift, state-of-the-art mammography […]
  • New accountable officer appointed for Fylde and Wyre CCG
    [column] Dr Amanda Doyle OBE has this week been appointed by NHSEngland as the accountable officer for NHS Fylde and Wyre ClinicalCommissioning Group (CCG). This is in addition to her existing appointment asaccountable officer for NHS Blackpool CCG and means that she is now the jointaccountable officer for the Fylde Coast CCGs. Dr Doyle, who […]
  • Big White Wall wins Tech4Good award at Investor Allstars 2018
    [column] Big White Wall, the digital mental health and wellbeing service available free to all people using a Fylde and Wyre postcode, was presented with the Tech4Good award for its outstanding social impact mission at the Investor Allstars 2018 ceremony. Now in its 16th year, the annual event celebrates the achievements of investors and entrepreneurs […]
  • Service user and carer mental health listening event
    Have you experience of mental health service in Lancashire and South Cumbria?  Do you care for someone who has used mental health services? Your help is needed to shape the future of mental health services in Lancashire and South Cumbria, the first step is to come to one of our listening events. The listening events […]
  • Former council boss joins CCG
    Former South Ribble Council chief executive Mike Nuttall has joined the Governing Body at NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Mr Nuttall has been appointed as lay member for governance, overseeing crucial areas such as financial management, audit, remuneration, risk, managing conflicts of interest and ensuring management and assurance systems are in place […]
  • Holland House 2019 Calendar
    Get your copy of the new 2019 Holland House Calendar at the reception desk now. Priced at £6.99, the proceeds are all going to Trinity Hospice. We would like to thank some of our extremely talented patients for submitting their artwork into the Picture for Health Project run by our Patient Participation Group earlier this […]
  • Selling self care with selfies
    People living on the Fylde Coast have been encouraged to promote self-care by taking a selfie. From November 12 to 18 the national Self Care Week campaign will encourage people to do something to promote their own health and wellbeing. Self Care Week is an opportunity to promote self-care, which is one of the most […]
  • Have your say on proposed NHS policy for the reversal of sterilisation
    [column] People living across the Fylde Coast have been invited to have their say on a proposed new NHS policy for the reversal of sterilisation in both men and women. It comes as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire to standardise policies to ensure a consistent and fair approach; update current policies in […]
  • Monkeypox information
    Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Most cases have been in Africa. The risk of catching monkeypox in the UK is very low. It’s usually a mild illness that will get better on its own without treatment. Some people can develop more serious symptoms, so patients with monkeypox in […]
  • DESMOND – Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing or Newly Diagnosed
    DESMOND is a nationally accredited course for people with Type 2 Diabetes. It’s pretty unique. It is an education programme specifically designed to support you the person with diabetes to become the expert. The fully trained educators are there to help you increase your knowledge and understanding of what having diabetes will mean for you […]
  • SURGERY CLOSURE
    Please note that Holland House Surgery will be closed on Thursday 2nd August 2018 from 12:30pm until 5:00pm for staff training. The closure applies to both the Lytham and Freckleton sites. Patients requiring urgent assistance during that period should call 0300 123 1144 or for medical emergencies, dial 999.
  • Don’t miss out on your chance to be a Guinness World Record breaker
    People living across the Fylde Coast can still sign up to break a Guinness World Record on Saturday morning. As part of the NHS’ 70th birthday, people across the area have been encouraged to bring their children and families to Lytham Festival’s main arena on Lytham Green to help break the record for the most […]
  • Volunteer to help create a Fitter Fylde Coast
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast have been invited to play a key role in an exciting and unique event taking place later this month. Organisers of the world record attempt – for the most people exercising to a fitness video at Lytham Festival on Saturday 21 July – need to recruit more than […]
  • NHS welcomes questions for annual meetings
    People living across the Fylde coast can ask questions of their local NHS as the three local organisations in the area come together for their joint annual meetings. The annual general meetings of NHS Blackpool and Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the annual members meeting of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust […]
  • Have your say on NHS hearing aid services
    [column] The views and experiences of NHS hearing aid users with age related hearing loss, over 50 years of age, are being sought to help understand what NHS hearing aid services are like locally and to help improve them. Dr Adam Black, GP lead for audiology services in Lancashire and South Cumbria, said: “We are […]
  • Changes to prescriptions of over-the-counter medicines in Fylde and Wyre
    [column] People living in Fylde and Wyre will be unable to receive items such as paracetamol, throat lozenges and dandruff treatments from the NHS from 1 July 2018. NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has made the change following national guidance from NHS England. The guidance was developed following a 12-week public consultation […]
  • Sponsorship opportunity – Fylde coast Guinness World Record attempt
    [column] To celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday and to raise awareness of the importance of keeping fit, the Fylde coast NHS has organised a world record attempt. The attempt, taking place at Lytham Festival on 21 July 2018, will be for the most people exercising to a fitness video in a single location and will […]
  • Become a Guinness World Record breaker on the Fylde coast this year!
    [column] Dancing on Ice star Daniel Whiston has urged people across the Fylde coast to join him to break a Guinness World Record and promote a ‘fitter Fylde coast’ this summer. People across the area have been encouraged to bring their children and families to Lytham Festival’s main arena on Lytham Green on the morning […]
  • Have your say on proposed NHS policies
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast have been invited to have their say on proposed policies regarding diabetes and spinal injections. The three draft policies are for the supply and funding of insulin pumps for people with diabetes, providing continuous monitoring devices for people with diabetes and for spinal injections to manage back pain. […]
  • Don’t be a victim of PJ paralysis
    [column] Health staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are urging patients to get up, get dressed and get moving to end ‘PJ paralysis’. And they are appealing to relatives, friends and carers of patients to support them by bringing in a daily supply of fresh clothing to help people get out of bed. Patients in hospital […]
  • Free wifi at all Fylde coast GP surgeries and hospitals
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast can now access free wifi while waiting to see their doctor or visiting the hospital. Wifi has been installed to give patients the opportunity to browse the web while they wait for appointments, via their smartphone, tablet or laptop. While waiting for an appointment, patients can now access […]
  • Opening times for Easter
    [column] People living in Fylde and Wyre are urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead and being aware of where to go over the Easter bank holidays and using NHS services appropriately. The Easter holiday period can be a very busy time for NHS services. GP surgeries will be closed during the Easter […]
  • Missed GP appointments cost up to £250k in just one month!
    [column] Missed appointments with GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals cost the Fylde coast NHS up to £250,000 last month. There were 6,893 occasions where people didn’t turn up to their appointment across the region’s 36 practices in December 2017. A missed GP appointment costs on average £36, meaning missed appointments last month could have […]
  • Fylde coast residents urged to Act F.A.S.T. over stroke
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast have been urged to ‘Act FAST’ if they suspect a friend or loved one is having a stroke. It comes as health professionals in the area backed a national campaign to remind people of the main symptoms of stroke and importance of calling 999 immediately. This week sees the […]
  • Implementation of revised and updated clinical policies
    A revised and updated clinical policy on complementary and alternative therapies and a new policy on rehabilitation after damage to the facial nerve have been approved by NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The policies have been agreed on a Lancashire-wide basis following a public engagement exercise which ensures all patients receive the […]
  • ‘Reduce your risk’ of cervical cancer
    [column] Women across the Fylde coast have been urged by local health bosses to do their best to prevent cervical cancer. National charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has today (Monday 22 January 2018) launched Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, with the theme of ‘reduce your risk’. And doctors across the Fylde coast have joined the call […]
  • Have your say on proposed changes to NHS assisted conception policy
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast have been invited to have their say on proposed changes to assisted conception services offered across the county. The draft policy comes as part of work by the NHS across Lancashire to standardise policies to ensure a consistent and fair approach; update current policies in accordance with National […]
  • Picture for Health Competition
    Please click on the  link below for full details Poster – Picture for Health Competition-24 Nov 2017
  • Urgent care services on offer across Fylde coast
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast are reminded that there are a host of services available to them should they require medical attention. Following recent improvements to urgent care services in the area, walk-in appointments are now available at both Blackpool Walk-In Centre in Whitegate Drive and the Fleetwood Same Day Health Centre in […]
  • Boost your First Aid skills with the experts
    [column] Experts at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are running a series of First Aid courses in 2018 that are open to the public. Registered with the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), the one-day courses, costing £50 per person, will run from 9am-4pm with dates in April, June and October next year. Taking place […]
  • GP receptionists aren’t ‘nosey’ – they want to get you the right appointment
    [column] GP receptionists in Fylde and Wyre have been trained to assess patients’ needs by asking for some basic information about why they are calling, to make sure they get the right appointment or treatment. This may not necessarily be with a GP but could be a practice nurse, health care assistant or community pharmacist. […]
  • Getting musical for World Mental Health Day
    [column] A Fleetwood flash mob aimed at putting a smile on the faces of local people will be the highlight of World Mental Health Day on the Fylde coast this year. Together with Healthier Fleetwood, a community project aimed at improving local health and wellbeing, staff at Mount View GP Practice will be singing in […]
  • Protect yourself from flu this winter
    [column] Fylde coast residents are being urged to get their flu jab as soon as possible by local doctors. The message comes as the NHS prepares for the busy winter period, with doctors encouraging those particularly at risk from the effects of flu to protect themselves and their families. Flu is a highly infectious disease […]
  • Fylde coast residents to benefit from improved urgent care services
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast are to benefit from changes to the way NHS urgent care services are provided in the area.   From Monday, 2 October, Fleetwood Same Day Health Centre will offer both walk-in appointments and pre-booked appointments between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week.    There are also plans in place to introduce bookable appointments at Blackpool Walk-In Centre in […]
  • Evening and weekend GP appointments available across Fylde coast
    [column] People living across the Fylde coast can now see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional seven days a week thanks to a new service. Anybody registered with a Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre doctor is now able to make an appointment in the evening and at weekends. These additional appointment times are booked by […]
  • Fylde coast NHS rated ‘good’
    [column] The organisations responsible for planning and  buying health services for people living on the Fylde coast are rated ‘good’ by NHS England.
  • Health experts urge all to be aware of respiratory cancer symptoms
    [column] Do you ever get out of breath doing the things you used to be able to do? If the answer is ‘yes’, health professionals on the Fylde coast say it could be a sign of lung disease, heart disease or even cancer.
  • Two year anniversary for revolutionary healthcare service
    [column] A revolutionary local healthcare service is celebrating two years in operation.
  • Cyber-attack incident closed across Fylde coast
    [column] The cyber-attack that took down hundreds of electronic systems across the Fylde coast earlier this month has officially ended, NHS bosses have confirmed. Many computers and other electronic systems used by the NHS across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre were shut down after the ransomware attack – which began on 12 May – caused problems […]
  • NHS CYBER ATTACK UPDATE – 15.05.2017 16:40
    [column] Health services across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre are continuing to run safely and effectively for patients following the ransomware attack which began on Friday. At local hospitals, planned operations are going ahead and patients are asked to attend any outpatient appointment they have unless contacted directly by staff at the hospital in advance. Patients […]
  • Bank holiday pharmacy opening times
    [column] As May Bank holiday means more people will be out and about enjoying the extra free time in the garden, park or beach, health officials are reminding people to stay safe and make sure they use the correct medical services if they need them. Bank holidays are notoriously busy for health services as GP […]
  • Sing A Long Event – 11th May 2017
    The next Sing A Long event organised by the Holland House Patient Participation Group to raise funds for the Alzheimers Society is on the 11th of May 2017. Anne Nolan is joining our very own Dr Nick Lowe at Lowther Pavillion and will be opening the event. Come along and join us if you can […]
  • Our Latest CQC Inspection Report
    The CQC inspected the surgery in January 2017 and their report is now available to read. Our overall rating is GOOD.  
  • Your chance to Influence local NHS services
    [column] People living in Fylde and Wyre have been invited to join an influential panel that helps shape health services across the area. The NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ‘Influence Panel’ is looking to grow its membership to offer people in the area a real say in how their local NHS services […]
  • Patient volunteers recognised for their hard work and dedication
  • Fylde and Wyre health bosses take plans on road
    [column] People living in Fylde and Wyre will hear about the progress made to change the face of local NHS services when health bosses go on the road next month. Leaders at NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will also detail plans to deliver more health services in the community, rather than in […]
  • New blood sugar monitors for people with diabetes in Fylde and Wyre
    [column] People in Fylde and Wyre who use testing meters to monitor blood sugar levels are to be given the latest available technology. GP practices and diabetic clinics are bringing in new testing meters for patients which are fully compliant with new national standards. Enhanced features include better suitability for some patient groups such as […]
  • Book GP appointments and order prescriptions online
    [column] People in Fylde and Wyre can take advantage of an ‘amazing’ opportunity to book GP appointments and order repeat prescriptions without picking up the phone or leaving their house. Patient Access is available at surgeries across Fylde and Wyre to help people better manage their health. Patients can book appointments and request repeat prescriptions […]
  • Special appeal to O negative blood donors across the Fylde coast
    [column] Eligible blood donors across the Fylde coast who are O Rh negative (O negative) are being asked to call now to make an appointment to give blood in the next few days or weeks to help rebuild stocks of these groups. NHS Blood and Transplant, the organisation that collects blood from donors across England […]
  • Additional Appointments Available
    Additional appointments are now available with GPs, practice nurses and other health care professionals from Freckleton Health Centre. These appointments are provided by PDS Medical Ltd and are available to Fernbank or Holland House Surgery patients only. You must book an appointment before visiting the extended hours service. Extended hours appointments are for routine general […]
  • Resolutions you can keep in a few minutes
    [column] Do you make New Year’s resolutions you never keep? It could be because you expect to make it last a year. However there are some resolutions you could complete within minutes of making them – and you could be healthier for it. A recent study showed that 63 per cent of us break a […]
  • Celebrate in style, not in A&E
    [column] That’s the message from health bosses in the build up to one of the busiest time of the year for emergency services. Everyone likes to let their hair down to welcome in the New Year and enjoy the socialising that comes with it, but it’s easy to get carried away and have one drink […]
  • Residents’ views sought for health and wellbeing improvement plan
    [column] People living across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre are being encouraged to have their say in how the health and wellbeing of local people could be improved. Working together, health and care organisations across the Fylde Coast are developing a ‘Self-Care Strategy’, which will set out an agreed approach to supporting local people to maintain […]
  • Handy hints for a hangover-free Christmas
    [column] Christmas is a time for celebrating with family and friends, but it is easy to lose that festive cheer when too much booze leaves you with a huge hangover. Health bosses on the Fylde coast have put together some helpful hints to make sure your Christmas party season is as enjoyable as possible – […]
  • Child and adolescent learning disability service launched
    [column] Fylde and Wyre children and young people with learning disabilities are to benefit from a new NHS service. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust will deliver the service on behalf of NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The service, developed following feedback from local parents, is open to children and young people aged […]
  • Patients’ views sought on gluten-free food prescribing
    [column] People in Fylde and Wyre are being asked to give their opinions on the availability of gluten-free food from the NHS. Currently patients in Fylde and Wyre who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease – a digestive condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten – are able to access some gluten-free […]
  • More patients to benefit from extensive care
    [column] A former Lytham golf club captain says a new community-based health service is ‘the best thing that has ever happened’ to him. Colin Davenport,81, a retired RAF corporal and former Poulton Town football club player, is one of hundreds of patients to benefit from the new extensive care service being rolled out across the […]
  • Falls Vehicle video launched
    NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group, in conjunction with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, has launched a new specialist falls vehicle for residents in Fylde and Wyre. The car contains a paramedic and a rapid response physiotherapist and is called upon when a 999 call is […]
  • Blood in your pee? See your GP quickly and fight cancer
    [column] Anyone who notices blood in their urine must act fast and see their GP – that’s the message from a new bladder and kidney cancer campaign. Residents of the Fylde coast have an increased chance of beating bladder and kidney cancer if they act quickly. The national ‘Be Clear on Cancer – Blood in […]
  • Military veterans asked to help improve mental health services
    [column] NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG is calling on Armed Forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services and help improve future care across the area. The CCG is helping to promote a national survey to help improve the care available for veterans as they move from military to civilian life. The survey […]
  • Survey for young people to have a say on health
    [column] Young people in Fylde and Wyre have been urged to have their say on health services where they live. NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG, in partnership with Blackpool-based community interest company URPotential, has launched the Children and Young People’s project across the area to give people aged 13 to 25 a voice on GP […]
  • Have your say on health policy decisions
    [column] People living on the Fylde Coast are invited to give their views on how NHS money should be spent across the region at a series of events this week. NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will work in partnership with the six other CCGs in Lancashire – Lancashire North, […]
  • New video sees Agadoo legend encourage hospital staff to have their annual flu vaccine
    [column] DO the Agachoo and beat the flu. That’s the message being promoted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust as they launch their annual video to encourage staff and local residents to get their flu vaccine. The special video has been made with Black Lace star Dene Micheal who is the central figure in the […]
  • Video showcases plans for local healthcare
    [column] A video showing how Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans to revolutionise local healthcare has been released on social media. The CCG is looking to radically change the way people access healthcare in a bid to make the system easier to navigate and to free up valuable appointment time for local doctors. […]
  • Plans to transform Fylde and Wyre healthcare receive £4.62m grant
    [column] Pioneering plans that will transform the way health and social care services are delivered across the Fylde Coast are set to benefit from an injection of £4.26million. It follows the announcement earlier this year that, following a rigorous process, the Fylde Coast has been chosen as one of a select few ‘vanguard’ sites in […]
  • Your chance to have say on local cancer care
    [column] Are you, or have you been, affected by cancer? Would you like to help shape future cancer services and care across the Fylde coast? NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking for people to form a cancer focus group to help achieve its vision that by 2030, patients will receive a […]
  • Fylde and Wyre CCG shortlisted for top national award
    [column] NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group has been recognised as one of the top CCGs in the country after being shortlisted at this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards.
  • Keep happy and healthy this Bank Holiday
    With August Bank Holiday around the corner, here’s a reminder of where to get help if you have a health problem over the long weekend. Accident and emergency services can face more pressure during Bank Holidays because people choose to visit A&E departments when GP surgeries are closed – even if their problem is not […]
  • NHS encouraging residents to have their say about health
    [column] Residents from across the Fylde coast are invited to drop-in to Listening Cafes NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group has organised for this year. The Listening Cafés operate on a drop-in basis where people can talk face-to-face with the CCG about any concerns, compliments or good ideas they may have. These free events […]
  • NHS encouraging residents to have their say about local falls services
    [column] Residents from across the Fylde coast are invited to share their experience of falls services at a listening event on 26 August in Wesham, Lancashire. This free event is a chance for anyone to share their views on falls prevention services and help make improvements where necessary. The CCG welcomes any experiences of local […]

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