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October 2022


In something of a ‘coo’ for the Trust, Luke Summers will be on site every Friday afternoon to ward off the pigeons! Luke, of Northern Pest Management, is a wanted man, having featured in the national press and appeared on Sky Sports News helping at The Open at Royal Birkdale in 2017, where he was tasked...


Its International Infection Prevention and Control Week this week and today we need to talk stools. The Clostridioides difficile procedure has been updated in line with National Guidance and now all patients with Bristol stool type 5, 6 or 7 must be risk assessed. This change has been facilitated by the introduction of rapid intestinal testing which will...


This week we are marking Infection Prevention and Control week with a daily item on a specific subject. Dr W Khan, Consultant Cardiologist, introduces today’s topic. The simple yet complicated Aseptic Non Touch Technique or ANTT. Aseptic technique is a clinical practice aimed to protect patients from contamination or infection during a wide range...


Shazia Hafiz, a Locum Breast Consultant, is pounding the pavement for a good cause on Sunday.  Shazia is raising funds for a doppler to be available in theatres for breast surgery in the Central Lancashire Breast Unit at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.  With no funding available, Shazia has taken it upon herself to do...


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ Medical Intern Project has been shortlisted for Workforce Initiative of the Year at the Health Services Journal (HSJ) awards. A staggering 1,067 entries were received for the Awards, with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist, from across 162 organisations, reflecting the breadth of innovation and care within the UK’s healthcare...



Today is World Menopause Day, and people across the globe are coming together to raise awareness of this natural transition that millions experience - but which remains shrouded in taboo. The menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 and symptoms can last up to ten years, including everything from fatigue and hot flushes to...


The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) has received a £59.1million award to translate its scientific discoveries into new treatments, diagnostic tests, and medical technologies to improve patients’ lives over the next five years. Part of nearly £800 million awarded to 20 new Biomedical Research Centres across England by the...

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