Transfer of physical and mental health services in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire


One of NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board’s (ICB) aims is to ensure consistency of services across Lancashire and South Cumbria, and for everyone to experience the same high-quality care, regardless of where they live. With that in mind, over the past year, the ICB, together with...

Maternity and Neonatal matters


Healthwatch Together (made up of Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen, Healthwatch Blackpool, Healthwatch Cumberland, Healthwatch Lancashire and Healthwatch Westmorland and Furness) are embarking on their latest project: Maternity and Neonatal matters. This project is exploring the experiences of mater...

Six-week postnatal checks are failing many new mothers


– Experiences of 2,693 new mothers and birthing parents reviewed in deep dive analysis of maternal mental health support in England. – Over one in 10 women who have given birth in the last two years didn’t receive a six-week postnatal check, which NHS England established in 2020 to make ...

Health services available in Lancashire and South Cumbria over May bank holiday weekend


Health services available in Lancashire and South Cumbria over May bank holiday weekend People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been encouraged to be ready for the upcoming May bank holiday weekend by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using the most appropriate NHS service. ...

April is #BowelCancerAwareness Month


April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a fantastic annual opportunity to raise awareness of the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with the disease, that’s nearly 43,000 people each year.   Bowel cancer is also the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, howev...

Accessibility of Eating Disorder health services for LGBT+ young people


Email for further information or DM us on Facebook or Twitter  If you are unable to attend the event then share your views on our online survey  LGBTQ+ Young Peoples Survey



Local NHS trust is not consistently meeting the legal rights of deaf and blind patients to accessible information. East Lancashire Hospitals NHS trust is not fully meeting their legal duty to help people with additional communication needs, new FOI findings show. Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen h...



Your care, your way – Join Healthwatch’s new campaign Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join our campaign and have your say on what needs to change. Medical and healthcare information can be complex. But, if you’re disabled or have a...

January 2022 News


Happy New Year to everyone and welcome to our first newsletter of 2022.  We’re pleased to share with you that our team is expanding to increase our presence out and about in Blackburn with Darwen gathering residents’ views and experiences of health and social care organisations.  We were busy in the...

NHS Help Campaign


NHS England and NHS Improvement is launching a new mental health campaign to highlight that feelings of anxiety and depression can affect us all – and the NHS is here to help. The NHS provides a range of talking therapies for common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression which are...

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