Healthier Pennine Lancashire is a programme to improve our health and care system in Pennine Lancashire, which is made up of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.
We have worked with residents, volunteers, doctors, nurses, health and care professionals, community workers and others to develop our plans for change. We are working together in partnership across Pennine Lancashire to improve the health and care outcomes and to help everyone living here live healthier lives.
To learn more about integrated care in Pennine lancashire read our Pennine Plan here.
To find out some of the great things that have been accomplished in our work to improve health and care have a look at our 2018/19 Annual Report here.
In an effort to help commuters ditch their cars, the Department for Transport recently launched a £250 million ‘emergency active travel fund’ to help make local roads safer for cyclists and walkers to use. Blackburn with Darwen council will receive £385,000.
Sport England Chief Executive Tim Hollingsworth recently visited Pennine Lancashire to find out more about ‘Together an Active Future’ and meet residents and partners who are all working together to learn how to improve physical activity levels.
Local Primary Care GP Federation, which represents and supports all GP practices in Blackburn with Darwen has won a national award for their work to improve and increase cervical screening (smear test) attendance.