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November 2022


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed up to 100,000 nursing staff will take part in strikes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland next month. But while members of the union will take action at half of the locations in England where the legal mandate for strikes was secured in November, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS...


Spending the festive season in hospital is something we all hope to avoid.  After another challenging year, we all want to stay healthy and at home with our loved ones.  However not everyone is so lucky, and many people will be in hospital over the Christmas period. That’s why Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity wants...


It is awards season, and our colleagues have been celebrating quite possibly the best return the Lancashire Procurement Cluster have ever had at an awards night.  HETT Awards In the HETT Awards, we toast an absolutely incredible win for the Logistics and Supply Chain pillar, who picked up yet another award.    The Theatre team at...


Nursing has been a life's work for Jacquie Marlow. From starting as a student nurse at Royal Preston Hospital in 1987, before qualifying three years later, Jacquie's devotion to the job has taken in 36 years of caring for the community, and she is now set for a well-earned retirement. One of two Nursing Staff Co-ordinators for...


For those on waiting lists for surgery, it is of great benefit to try and maintain a healthy lifestyle - people who are a healthy weight and do not smoke recover better from surgery and have an improved quality of life after their operation. Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) is set to...


GPs across Lancashire and South Cumbria are continuing to see more patients than ever as they prepare for what is expected to be a very tough winter. Winter is always the most challenging time of year for the NHS, with staff facing significant pressure on many fronts, and this year is anticipated to be particularly...


The textbook ‘Endocrine Hypertension: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice’ is the result of a year’s hard work in his ‘free’ time. And Professor Joseph M. Pappachan MD, FRCP – a consultant endocrinologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and honorary professor at Manchester Metropolitan University – hopes his labour of love will “potentially change the...


Hannah Miller will celebrate her birthday today at Ribby Hall, surrounded by her family - five-month old baby daughter Elsie, son Charlie and husband Nathan.  Rather aptly, Hannah shares her special day with World Prematurity Day, given Elsie came into the world eight weeks early in June.  Back then, Hannah was taken to Furness General...

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