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April 2023


Parents and carers are being urged to bring their children forward for vital pre-school vaccines this World Immunisation Week (24-30 April). Data shows that around one in 10 children are unvaccinated and unprotected against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) by the time they start school in Lancashire and South Cumbria. The latest published data for October...


The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is marking World Asthma Day this year by highlighting the help available to manage this common long-term health condition.   The global awareness day on Tuesday 2 May is an opportunity to educate children and young people about the symptoms and triggers of asthma and how to keep it under...


Nurses at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust were recognised for their efforts in supporting student nurses last week, at an event to celebrate one of this year’s cohort of nurses who completed the Learning Mentor Apprenticeship.   The programme, which was set up in 2019 following feedback from students and new employees for effective support, aims...


The Royal College of Nursing will be holding strike action  from 8pm on 30 April to 11.59pm on 1 May, 2023. The RCN have confirmed that this strike will involve nursing staff working in emergency departments, intensive care units, cancer care and other services that were previously exempt. The RCN and Government are in dispute around the timing...


In the past 30 days, Muslim colleagues across the Trust took part in observing the holy month of Ramadan. This meant colleagues would fast throughout the day whilst seeking closeness to Allah (God). As Ramadan concludes it marks a time for celebration and enjoyment known as Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid brings together families and friends and allows Muslims...


People living across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been urged to get repeat prescription orders in early to avoid being without vital medication during the coming month which will see three bank holidays as well as nurses on strike. This year, in addition to the Early May Bank Holiday (1 May) and Spring Bank Holiday (29 May),...


Six Lancashire Teaching Hospitals apprentices have been shortlisted for the Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Health & Social Care Apprenticeship Awards 2023, along with the Trust itself.  Nominations for the 11 award categories were open to organisations, training providers, or apprentices themselves, with all nominees working towards, or having completed in the last 12 months, an apprenticeship at an NHS...


Art Competition - Local schools invited to tell us which environmental issues matter most Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is hosting a special art competition aimed at finding out more about the environmental issues that most to the young people of Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Trust is hosting a sustainability themed art competition aimed at young...

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