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Welcome to East Lancashire Medical Services

If you want more information on ELMS and its services please click on the tabs shown at the top of the webpage.

East Lancashire Medical Services (ELMS) is a registered society under the Co-Operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014, operating on a not-for-profit basis, delivering healthcare to the populations of Pennine Lancashire – Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire – 24 hours per day 365 days a year. 

ELMS continues to maintain quality without compromising patient safety and performance.

The local health economy is in a period of significant change, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but ELMS continues to have a key role in the Pennine Lancashire health economy, supporting both primary and secondary care medical services in delivering the best possible care for patients, in the most appropriate place.  ELMS works in close partnership with other local providers and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the local health system.

ELMS continues to demonstrate its ability to respond, perform and deliver a high quality patient focused service in testing times.  This is possible due to a committed and effective corporate team and clinical and non-clinical colleagues, working together to deliver safe and high quality care to patients.

Dr Asif Garda

ELMS Clinical Chair

May 2021


ELMS new lease vehicles 2021                                                           ELMS Colleagues with one of ELMS's new vehicles - Feb 2021

Social Enterprise Mark

We are delighted to confirm that ELMS have been selected as a finalist. Social Enterprise were very impressed with our submission and feel it is a great example of how accredited social enterprises are creating significant impact on society and the world around us.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to vote for us from the link below.

Slavery Statement

Working within the health sector, ELMS recognise that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

We are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, and to ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

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