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On Friday 1st July 2022 clinical commissioning groups (CCG's) across the country were closed and were replaced by new NHS organisations known as Integrated Care Boards.

Therefore, NHS East Lancashire CCG no longer exists and has been replaced (along with the othe seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria) by the new NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB)

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A LANCASHIRE schoolboy has come up with a catchy rhyme to help children remember what to do when they cough and sneeze

Coughing and sneezing are one of the main ways that germs and bugs are spread. One of the best ways of stopping the spread of germs and bugs is to sneeze or cough into a tissue and wash your hands. If you haven’t got a tissue, then you should sneeze or cough into your elbow.

George Jones, age 11 from Chorley, was learning about the importance of washing hands and covering your mouth when you cough and sneeze when he came up with the funny mantra.

“You haven’t got a tissue and you feel really bad, so if you need to cough or sneeze, do it in a Dab!”

George has done a video of himself singing the rhyme, complete with the dance craze move. And now pupils from primary schools across the region have been adopting the clever slogan too.

NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group have filmed a short educational video featuring George and children from schools across Pennine in the hope that the song will catch on and schoolchildren will adopt the move.

Well done to George, what a great way to get across the message of what to do with coughs and sneezes.

Link to video - https://youtu.be/UM0xzbJ1M2M