Forecast bad weather might affect our services

The Met Office is predicting poor weather may affect West Lancashire between 9am Thursday 6th January 2022 and 9am Monday 10th January 2022. We have plans in place to ensure that essential services continue to operate, but we may need to make changes to service at short notice.

Please check back on this website before setting out for your appointment – we will update this site with details of which services, if any, have alternative arrangements in place or are closed.

Please do not call us to check your appointment unless it is essential, or you cannot attend. During bad weather we receive a significantly increased volume of calls which can delay us in responding to vulnerable service users.

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The Citizens’ Panel

What is a Citizens’ Panel?

It’s a group of residents who help shape services by offering their views and insight into what matters to them, and what their priorities are. The Citizens’ Panel has been set up to enable people who use services, carers and/or residents of West Lancashire to have a say about how health and related services can be improved, so that everyone can feel happier, healthier and more in control.

The panel aims to be representative, and open to all. The Citizens’ Panel focuses on the views of local people, and seeks views, insight and involvement in local health and care services. The panel will aim to be:


  1. Representative of local people and with recruitment will be aligned to achieve this objective
  2. Open to those who are involved in services, care for people who are involved in our services and those who are interested in shaping and being involved in improving health and care services
  3. A place where local people will be involved, feedback and check progress of our plan
  4. Complimentary to existing engagement , allowing members of these panels to take part in projects (where possible and appropriate) without also making the decision to become a member of our citizens’ panel

Sign up to the Citizens’ Panel here