health

Happy birthday NHS

Published on July 5, 2018 at 2:43 pm

To mark this special day, Councillor Alyson Barnes, Leader of the Council, said:

“The NHS is a superb institution and, at its best, is the best healthcare system in the world. I am very proud that healthcare is free at the point of use in this country. We should cherish it and fight for it.

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New blog: On the hills – Cribden Up & Over

Published on June 16, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Cribden Hill hides in plain sight. It’s a big lump that looks down upon the west end of the Rossendale valleys.  You can’t miss it.  But loads of people do.

Where is it?

It lies between Rawtenstall and Haslingden. It’s the hill that has Ski Rossendale on its flank, Whitaker Park on its skirt and the Halo on its side.

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New and improved site launches making access to best-rated health apps easier for Rossendale residents

Published on May 31, 2017 at 2:46 pm

People in Rossendale can now get easy access to the best-rated health apps available online.

A new and improved version of the ORCHA online platform has recently launched to help the thousands of people in the area who use apps every day to help manage health issues and medical conditions as well as to generally improve their health and wellbeing.

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Extended Access to GP Services Across East Lancashire

Published on March 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

NHS East Lancashire CCG is pleased to announce that following the 12 week consultation and feedback from patients received in summer 2016, a consortium of GP Provider Organisations, which are made up of local GP practices, are collaborating together to develop and deliver new models of extended GP services.

The models, being developed by GP Provider Organisations and the CCG, involving patients from the beginning, will offer extended access to GP services across East Lancashire.

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Public invited to health decision-making meeting

Published on March 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm

The health programme responsible for putting together the Lancashire and South Cumbria STP is set to hold its next formal meeting in public.

The decision-making committee of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is inviting members of the public to Venue 53 at the University of Central Lancashire this Thursday, March 2 at 1pm.

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ORCHA App Could Benefit You

Published on February 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Nearly 2 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria will for the first time be able to get easy access to the best-rated health apps available online.

Thousands of people in the area use apps every day to help manage health issues and medical conditions as well as to generally improve their health and wellbeing.

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Council Teams Join Forces to Improve Living Standards

Published on December 12, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Rossendale Council’s Environmental Heath Team are working together with the Housing Options Team to improve the living standards in private rented property.

The Council’s Environmental Health Team have recently started inspecting property prior to a bond being given.

The result of this joint work has been improvements to the property whilst its unoccupied, to make it safer for future tenants.

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Residents gather to debate shape of health and social care in East Lancashire

Published on November 28, 2016 at 9:12 am

Residents were invited to get involved, debate and help shape the future of health and social care in East Lancashire at a recent engagement event.

Around 40 residents gathered at Haslingden Community Link & Children’s Centre on the evening of Wednesday November 16, to give their views and ideas on what works well, what needs improving and how to face the challenges ahead.

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Rossendale Council Launches Living Well Living Better Project

Published on November 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Tackling isolation and loneliness in Rossendale.

The Government has made money available to local authorities wishing to try new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of their local communities. Rossendale was successful in securing funding to run a pilot project.

In Rossendale we are focussing on the issue of social isolation and loneliness – looking at reaching more people, understanding their individual circumstances and supporting them into services and activities in the community.

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Rossendale Secures New Community Specialist Paramedic

Published on October 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Following the work of Rossendale Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Task and Finish Group on the North West Ambulance service the Council is delighted to announce a new Community Specialist Paramedic role for Rossendale.

Richard Peters assumes the role as the new Community Specialist Paramedic (CSP) for the Rossendale area.

Richard joined the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust as a trainee technician in 1991 and qualified as a Paramedic in 1993. 

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Hundreds gather to celebrate best of local health innovation

Published on October 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

Hundreds of visitors descended on Blackburn Cathedral last week to celebrate the best of local health and social care.

The celebration of innovation event gathered together health and social care professionals, third sector organisations, service users and members of the public to highlight the work that has taken place over recent years, as well as offering a chance to hear about some exciting new developments.

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Environmental Health – Odour from HGV’s

Published on July 14, 2016 at 8:13 am

We have been receiving and increased number of complaints regarding odours from HGV’s travelling through the Valley.

These vehicles are carrying material from a commercial composting company in Calderdale. The material is classed as a type of compost and is used by farmers to improve their land. The material is produced under a  Permit from the Environment Agency, the only control on vehicles leaving the site is that they must be covered up before they leave site.

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Improving Access to GP Services in East Lancashire

Published on June 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group are currently consulting on a proposed new model for Primary Care developed by GPs to improve access to GP services in East Lancashire.

After initial feedback from patients, the vision is for same day access, 8am-8pm 7 days a week to a GP wherever you are in East Lancashire.

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Work of Council’s Environmental Health Team Rectifies Public Health Issue

Published on April 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Rossendale Borough Council’s Environmental Health Team has successfully worked with residents and neighbours of a property that was creating a serious public health issue.

The Council’s Environmental Health Team received reports of a leaking soil stack (see photo 1) at first floor level in a property. When an Environmental Health Officer visited there was toilet waste and tissue paper down the back wall of the house.

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Overview and Scrutiny Review of North West Ambulance Service

Published on February 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm

During 2015, Overview and Scrutiny established a task group to look at reasons for below target response times for Rossendale, which in November 2014 were 60.7% against a target of 75%.

The task group visited the 999 Control Centre in Broughton and the 111 service in Bolton, as well as spoke to Paramedics at both Rawtenstall and Stacksteads Ambulance Stations.

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