Share your feedback to improve care in your community


‘Share for Better Care’, a new campaign launched by Healthwatch and the Care Quality Commission, addresses health inequalities across England. Last year, Healthwatch received nearly 400,000 experiences of health and social care.  When services are under pressure, feedback on care can be crucial to i...

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Lancashire & South Cumbria Pharmacy Opening Hours Blackburn with Darwen & Lancashire (East) Monday, 25 December 2023 Christmas Day Beehive Pharmacy – Blackburn (P) Beehive Trading Park, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 2EE 01254 53585 11:00 21:30 Whalley Range Pharmacy &#8211...

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Last year in Blackburn with Darwen we engaged with over 1200 Blackburn with Darwen residents, they shared their experience of health and social care services in the borough with us. Your feedback is helping us influence and shape services for you. Complete our short survey During the ...

Third of people in England lack confidence they can access critical NHS services


 Worryingly low public confidence in being able to access NHS services revealed in a new survey  A third of adults in England lack confidence that they can access vital care in a timely way, including GPs, mental health support and hospital care  Older people and those struggling financially amon...

Cancellations of NHS care having serious impacts on two thirds of patients, new data shows.


Impact of NHS pressures revealed in a new survey of 1084 people whose care has been cancelled this year.  Over one in three, 39%, have experienced cancellations or postponements of care two or more times. Disruptions to care disproportionately affect unpaid carers, neurodivergent people, and those o...

£2m funding for East Lancashire Hospital project


East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) will be leading a major UK research project after securing £2 million of funding.   The National Institute for Health Research approved the grant following a bid by a national team of clinicians, academics and patients, led by Mr Panos Kyzas, a Consult...

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 ...

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CQC inspect maternity services in East Lancashire


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published three reports following inspections of maternity care in November at Rossendale Primary Care Centre, Blackburn Birthing Centre and Burnley General Hospital, run by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. The inspections were carried out as part of CQC’s n...

Care Quality Commission Rates Inspire East Lancashire as ‘Outstanding’ Overall


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CGL Inspire East Lancashire in Accrington as outstanding overall, following an inspection in September and October. CGL Inspire East Lancashire, run by Change, Grow, Live, is a substance misuse provider that delivers substance misuse services to people acr...

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