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Thousands of adults will benefit from a new weight management programme launched across Cumbria to help them achieve a healthy weight and develop healthier habits. Launched this week, the Oviva Weight Management Programme will offer free support to adults in the county who are overweight. Once people have signed up, they will be matched with […]

Health professionals across South Cumbria, North and Fylde Coast are helping to highlight the benefits of taking part in Dry January, which include improving health, losing weight, and saving money. Dry January is an annual event run by charity Alcohol Change UK, which challenges people to stop drinking alcohol for one month. More than four […]

A woman with an outstanding track record in leading staff to support vulnerable people has been appointed to run Cumbria Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service’s operation in the south and east of the county. Gail Jenson’s career has included posts in charity, education and the public sector – all making a positive difference to people’s […]

A bogus social media post encouraging people to apply for Omicron Covid-19 tests is one of the scams doing the rounds in Lancashire this month.The county council’s Trading Standards team has received reports of the posts, which ask people to ‘Apply now for an Omicron PCR test to avoid restrictions’. There is no NHS test […]

A case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been confirmed in the Lancaster area.UK Health Security Agency is working with Lancashire County Council’s public health team and Lancaster City Council to identify contacts of the individual, who is self-isolating.All contacts of the individual will be followed up and requested to isolate and get tested […]

The leader of Lancaster City Council is asking people to respect recent changes to Covid regulations that make wearing a face covering mandatory while in shops, on public transport and in certain other settings. The new regulations came into force today (November 30) following the emergence of the Omicron variant of the virus. Councillor Caroline Jackson […]

More than one million additional people are now eligible to book their life-saving top-up jab as the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination programme continues to boost people’s protection ahead of winter. People aged 40 to 49 can now book their booster vaccine, and 16 and 17-year-olds their second jabs, just seven days after the JCVI updated their […]

Proposals to recruit extra nurses, physios and occupational therapists to care for more people in the community and help them avoid unnecessary hospital stays have been developed by health bosses in South Lakeland. Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) are asking local people to give […]

Blackpool’s Director of Public Health is hailing the fantastic success of the mobile Covid-19 vaccine clinics which saw the 10,000th vaccination administered in early November. Blackpool’s mobile vaccine service (at the mobile vaccination van, bus and Houndshill pop-up site) is a joint operation set up by Blackpool Council’s Public Health team and facilitated by health services provider, FCMS. Two fully qualified NHS […]

Blackpool Council’s mental health campaign, Get Vocal, has announced its third consecutive year of partnership with Blackpool FC, who today launched a striking black and tangerine kit displaying the Get Vocal branding. The campaign appears on the front of the team’s third kit away shirts for the 2021/22 football season. Get Vocal advertising will be […]