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...

Better Health – Let’s Do This!


The Department of Health and Social Care launched the latest instalment of the #BetterHealth campaign to encourage adults across the nation to lose excess weight, eat more healthily and get active as we begin the new year. Better Health is working in partnership with 15 weight management and physica...

Help Us Keep You Well This Winter


Cold weather can make some health problems worse, especially for those aged 65 and over, or if you have a long-term health condition such as heart or kidney disease, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, or diabetes. Even for those in full health, winter can bring with it coughs, colds, and flu bugs....

Moving from Child to Adult Healthcare Services.


Our local primary healthcare providers are taking part in a piece of work to help to see where care can be made better for future young people moving from child to adult healthcare services. The organisation collecting the data is called NCEPOD.  NCEPOD is a national organisation that uses data to h...

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