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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)

Please visit the new ICB website

Healthwatch Lancashire welcomes a new Chief Executive

Healthwatch Lancashire is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive, David Blacklock.

David took up the post on 1 May and will be working alongside the Healthwatch Lancashire Board to develop existing services, as well as introducing innovative ways to better engage with residents across the county.

David Blacklock said: “Ensuring that the people of Lancashire have their say on their health and care services is my top priority.

“We all deserve the very best care for our loved ones and for ourselves and my role will be key to ensuring that the voices of Lancashire’s residents are heard by the right people, in the right organisations.”

David and his team will be working with colleagues in partner organisations to ensure that the thoughts and experiences of local people are heard loud and clear and that they can influence how health and social care services are reshaped across the county.

David brings to the role a wealth of skills and knowledge to the role, as well as a passion for ensuring that all members of the community have an equal voice.

David continued: “I am committed to developing our relationships with stakeholders even further to get the very best outcomes for the people of Lancashire.”

David Blacklock has worked in a variety of roles at People First Independent Advocacy since 2000, taking on the role of Chief Executive in 2008.  His background in advocacy and supporting those who are seldom or never heard to have a voice.