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...

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...

Find a Pharmacy


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...

NHS Talking Therapies


Don’t bottle things up – get help for your mental health   The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is encouraging people with common mental health problems to seek help through NHS Talking Therapies as part of a new campaign.   The service, previously known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psy...

Safeguarding Voices: Making Safeguarding Personal in Blackburn with Darwen


Healthwatch Together have published their latest report; ‘Safeguarding Voices: Making Safeguarding Personal in Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire. This project enabled an independent review of the processes of Blackburn with Darwen Safeguarding Adult Board, Blackpool Safeguarding Board ...

This October we will be popping up near you!!

disability day

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...

Virtual Careers Event – what’s next after results day?


Online events to find out more about the wide range of exciting job and training opportunities in health and care and explore if this is the career path for you.   Register your attendance here

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...

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