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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

Two local GP practices nominated for ‘Surgery of the Year 2019’

Darwen Healthcare in Darwen and Irwell Medical Practice in Rossendale have both been nominated for the ‘People’s Choice Award 2019’, which is one of the most prestigious award for GP surgeries who go above and beyond to meet their patients' needs.

Are you a patient at either Darwen Healthcare or Irwell Medical Practice in Rossendale? If so, this is an opportunity for you to express your appreciation towards your GP practice. All you need to do is simply cast your vote and help them to be shortlisted as finalists for awards which are being presented later in the year.

The awards, currently in their 11th year, recognise initiative and achievement by professionals across the primary care sector.

The categories for healthcare professional awards include Healthcare Leader of the Year, General Practitioner of the Year; the Lifetime Achievement Award; GP Trainee of the Year/Rising Star Award; and GP Team of the Year Award.

The People’s Choice Award 2019 is now open to the public.

For further information on how to place your vote click on the link: https://www.generalpracticeawards.com/peoples-choice-award-voting-2019/