Welcome to NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG
Welcome to the website of NHS Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group.
We are a clinical commissioning group (although you will mostly hear us described as a CCG), that plans, organises and buys a range of healthcare services for people that live in Chorley and South Ribble.
We are part of the National Health Service (or NHS), but being a clinical commissioning group means that we are run by local healthcare professionals, such as family doctors, hospital doctors and nurses. We are also a member organisation – our members are made up of all of the 31 GP practices in Chorley and South Ribble.
Use our website to find out more about us and the work we do, to help you find out about local health services in your area, and to see how you can get involved in decisions made about local healthcare.
Be Clear on Cancer
Public Health England is running a national 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign from 14 July to 16 October 2016.
This campaign focuses on the symptoms of a persistent cough and inappropriate breathlessness. More information on these symptoms can be found here.
Chorley Hospital A&E Update
Following the temporary closure of the accident and emergency (A&E) department at Chorley Hospital because of a shortage of middle grade doctors, central Lancashire’s System Resilience Group (SRG) has been monitoring the progress to recruit more doctors on a week-by-week basis.
Find the most recent update about an external review of Chorley Hospital A&E here.
Share your views on the temporary closure here.
The latest SRG meeting minutes can be viewed here.
Marie Stopes International clinics
Following a recent investigation on the Marie Stopes International clinics many women are being diverted to other providers.
If you have any concerns and questions a confidential helpline number has been set up and is 0300 123 1041 (9am to 5pm at the weekends and 9am to 8pm during the week).
More information is available here.
Have your say - Clinical policies review
Chorley and South Ribble CCG and Greater Preston CCG is working with the other CCGs in Lancashire to review the clinical policies that are currently used to make decisions about the care and treatment people receive in areas such as cosmetic procedures, IVF and tonsillectomies.
For more information on the policies currently under review and how to get involved click here.
GP extended opening hours
A number of GP surgeries are opening their clinics for longer to help patients gain access in a timely and convenient way. To find out if your surgery is involved in the scheme, contact them by phone:
If you need help finding your practice, our member GP practices are listed here.