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January 2023


Residents of Lancashire and South Cumbria are being encouraged to come forward for their COVID-19 booster before the programme ends next month. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that, thanks to the success of the vaccine programme, the offer of an initial booster dose should end on Sunday 12 February. This will...


The Trust marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a moment of solidarity, as Martin McDonald, Head of Pastoral Care Services, and Ailsa Brotherton, Director of Continuous Improvement, lit candles in the Chapel at Royal Preston.  Holocaust Memorial Day is marked to remember the six million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other...


Rosemere’s annual Walk in the Dark is returning this year, on Saturday, 22 April. It is a night-time charity walk from Chorley and District Hospital to Royal Preston, and a lot of staff like to get involved. Right now, there is an early bird entry price of just £10 (rather than the usual £15) – sign up at...


The NHS Blood and Transplant service were at Royal Preston Hospital on Thursday 26th January by the main lifts on the ground floor, for a special blood donation drop-in event.  And the event, which went on for four hours, proved extremely successful. On the day, there were 59 new donors registered, with 53 making appointments to give...


As many as 100,000 patients on waiting lists in Lancashire and South Cumbria could be contacted by the end of March 2023 and asked about their medical condition. Since April, 25,000 patients have been contacted by Chatbot, an automated call system, which guides patients through a series of questions designed by NHS consultants and healthcare experts. Chatbot enables...


If you have or are at risk of Type 2 diabetes and are struggling to keep your new year’s resolution to lose some weight, the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria may be able to help. Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable, and people can significantly reduce their risk simply by making some small lifestyle changes....


Last May, we launched our 25th Anniversary Guiding Light Appeal to bring Surface Guided Radiotherapy Treatment to the Rosemere Cancer Centre here at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. At a cost of £1.3 million, the cutting-edge kit will revolutionise radiotherapy treatment for thousands of patients from across Lancashire and the South Lakes; currently, the cancer...


The NHS is calling on those who are eligible to book their cervical screening appointments when invited to do so. The call comes as cervical cancer charity, Jo’s Trust, launches its annual Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (23-29 Jan 2023) to raise awareness of cervical cancer and to drive uptake in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme....

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