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Ramadan and your health

Ramadan is an Islamic holy month where Muslims all over the world take part in fasting. This year Ramadan will be starting around 27 May, which means a longer period from dawn until dusk.

Dementia: Find out what help and support is available

NHS chiefs at NHS East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are advising local residents to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of dementia and what support and treatment is currently available.

Advice — ransomware attack

A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.

GP practice update following cyber attack

GP practices in East Lancashire will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world.