Well, thousands of people up and down the Fylde coast do, professionally or by looking after a loved one or friend. From 9 hours old to 90 years old most of us at some time will need care.
If you are caring or being cared for we hope you'll find this blog talks about things that are important to you. We'll share news from the world of health and social care – including the stuff you won't hear about until you're on the receiving end. If you want to get something off your chest, drop us a line and we'll share your experience. You can talk to us in confidence – we can share your story without telling the world who you are.
We want to focus on the good aspects of care as well as the not so good, with the ambition of driving up standards and achieving high standards of care for everyone.
More about the background to Who Cares
Consultation on Over the Counter Medicines on Prescription
Have your say in a national consultation on whether prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetamol should be stopped.
Published: 25th December 2017
Modified: 25th December 2017
GP receptionists aren’t ‘nosey’ – they want to get you the right appointment
GP receptionists in Fylde and Wyre have been trained to assess patients’ needs by asking for some basic information about why they are calling, to make sure they get the right appointment or treatment.
Published: 1st December 2017
Modified: 1st December 2017
Consultation on access to Social Housing
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre councils, together with local housing associations, are welcoming people’s views on how home seekers find and are offered social housing in the area.
Published: 28th November 2017
Modified: 28th November 2017
Order Repeat Prescriptions from your Doctor
The way you order repeat prescriptions is being changed to cut down on the estimated £1.6million of potentially dangerous waste medicines being stocked up in people’s homes.
Published: 7th November 2017
Modified: 7th November 2017
Funding for Fleetwood Projects
Residents in Fleetwood are being invited to suggest new community-based projects and apply for funding to get them started.
Published: 22nd September 2017
Modified: 22nd September 2017
Evening and Weekend GP Appointments
People living across the Fylde coast can now see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional seven days a week with a new service.
Published: 16th September 2017
Modified: 16th September 2017
Bank Holiday Health Care and Chemists
Where to go if you become unwell over the Bank Holiday weekend
Published: 23rd August 2017
Modified: 23rd August 2017
‘Time to Change’ our thinking about mental health
Blackpool Council is supporting mental wellbeing charity Lancashire Mind to help change the way people think and act about mental health.
Published: 11th August 2017
Modified: 11th August 2017
NHS Volunteers Help to Raise Awareness of Online Access Service
Did you know that you can book appointments and order prescriptions online?
Published: 17th June 2017
Modified: 17th June 2017
Have your Say on Clinical Policies
NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire to review clinical policies across the region.
Published: 18th March 2017
Modified: 18th March 2017