Lancashire Care Group complete LGBT Awareness Training for Older People

Lancashire Care organisation, Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have recently embraced and completed Older & Out – LGBT Awareness Training. The training given by Age Concern Central Lancashire, seeks to increase awareness and give greater understanding of (especially older) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Age UK say “There’s a real diversity of people within the … Read more

Government announces additional support for social care providers

Government announces measures to temporarily suspend minimum wage enforcement activity for social care sleep-in shift pay. The government today (26 July 2017) announced it has temporarily suspended enforcement activity and is waiving historic financial penalties against employers concerning sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector. Ministers have worked closely with the sector in response to … Read more

Mental health providers should adopt ‘quality improvement’

Mental health providers should adopt quality improvement to improve patient care, a new report from The King’s Fund finds. Quality improvement, the continual change of services through testing, measuring, reviewing and refining, is becoming increasingly common in NHS organisations. But the report finds that while mental health providers are increasingly adopting this approach in individual teams or … Read more

Investigation into NHS continuing healthcare funding

The National Audit Office has today published the findings of its investigation into NHS continuing healthcare. NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) is a package of care provided outside of hospital that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals who have significant ongoing health care needs. Funding for ongoing health care is a complex and … Read more

Local residents invited to attend Primary Care Committee

NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding its next Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at 2pm – 3.30pm in Ormskirk. This follows NHS West Lancashire CCG’s move to level three primary care co-commissioning in April 2017.   This means the local health commissioners now have responsibility of … Read more

Stories from Ivy Street transforming palliative and end of life care

Health care professionals are completing studies about the best in palliative and end of life care thanks to a partnership between Queenscourt Hospice, Southport, and Edge Hill University in Ormskirk. The master’s level module, Transforming Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care, saw its first intake of students in March. Twenty-five students including nurses, doctors … Read more