Have you used local eye services?

The NHS in West Lancashire would like to speak to people who have experiences of using eye services (ophthalmology). NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is currently testing the market for ophthalmology services – both in terms of a community service (tier 2 and triage) and for an Age Related Macular Degeneration service – … Read more

Health worker claimed relatives had died to claim sick pay

A health care worker lied about the deaths of three family members to falsely claim almost a year’s paid absence from work between 2012 and 2015. Over a period of three years Joseph Wilson first told his NHS employer a brother had died, followed later by his cousin and then his sister. Wilson, aged 41, … 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

NHS 69th birthday: health service was number one issue for voters, finds TUC poll

The NHS was the most important issue for voters in the general election, a TUC/GQRR poll of 3,100 voters has found. The health service was the number one issue for Labour, Lib Dem, SNP and Green voters, and in the top three issues for Conservative and UKIP supporters. The poll also shows that nearly three-quarters … Read more

Local NHS calls for views from local patients

The local commissioners for health services, NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is looking to improve children’s continence service and is calling for views from local patients and carers. If a child in your family or care is supported by a continence service, the NHS would like to hear from you. Children who would … Read more