Local GP chosen to lead new Macmillan Cancer project

This article was published on: 08/3/16

An experienced West Lancashire GP is to lead up a new project based in Skelmersdale to assist those living with and beyond cancer, in securing the proper care and support they require to enjoy a happy, long, healthy life.

Macmillan Cancer project

Dr Simon Frampton, a partner at Ormskirk Medical Centire for more than 25 years, has been selected by the NHS West Lancashire Commissioning group (CCG) to open and run a community information centre stemming from Skelmersdale with branches throughout West Lancashire.

The project intends to provide advice on several aspects of care, including emotional, social and physical rehabilitation, as well as offering clinical care. Alongside assisting the patients themselves, carers and families will also benefit from the advice of Dr Frampton’s staff, as they look to provide emotional and financial advice to those living with cancer and for those who are dealing with the aftermath.

The CCG has already begun its work in the West Lancashire area, with the successful ‘Move More’ campaign helping to assist cancer patients with physical activities. This has already been running for some time in the physiotherapy department at Ormskirk hospital.

“Significant steps”

Dr Frampton’s appointment ensures that over 2,600 people living locally with Cancer will have access to expert advice and care from a dedicated team led by an experienced local Doctor. A Macmillan project Manager assisting with the scheme’s development, Jen Burns, described Simon’s appointment as “a significant step forward” within the local community. Simon was equally as excited to begin the work, describing the project as an “excellent opportunity for West Lancashire and will provide great benefits to patients, families and carers.”

Scott Rees & Co welcome Dr Frampton and his staff to Skelmersdale and hope to see a positive effect on those whose lives are affected by cancer all around West Lancashire.

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