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February 2024


The British Medical Association (BMA) have announced junior doctors will take strike action from 7am on Saturday 24 February until 23:59pm on Wednesday 28 February. What’s happening? We have now seen over a year of industrial action across the NHS and staff continue to work hard to provide patients with the best possible care under the...


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s cardiorespiratory department have introduced a state-of-the-art ultrasound scanner which provides ultrasounds at a patient’s bedside to enhance quality of care. The technology is Butterfly IQ’s single-probe, whole-body handheld scanner, which is connected to a tablet or smartphone and provides instant images, avoiding the need to move...


Colleagues from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ Oncology team have been thanked for their work in recruiting patients to a trial aimed at improving survival and quality of life for men with prostate cancer. Oncology Consultant, Professor Alison Birtle, and her research team, recently received a formal letter of thanks from the Medical Research Council-based STAMPEDE (Systemic...


Yellow Cold-Health Alert is being issued across the whole of the north west from 6am on Wednesday 7 February until 8pm on Friday 9 February. Children, older people and other vulnerable groups can be particularly at risk in colder temperatures, while people with long-term health conditions, such as respiratory and heart conditions, may find that symptoms are...


The national New Hospital Programme would like to invite you to a 90-minute virtual workshop about your experience and feelings of patient safety in hospital – whilst either having been a patient, or in your experience caring for a loved one who has been a patient. The national New Hospital Programme team are running several patient...


The NHS' top emergency doctor has warned the health service is still in the thick of winter, with norovirus and flu cases at their highest levels this winter and up three-quarters on the same week last year. The latest weekly winter data shows an average of 688 patients were in hospital each day last week with...

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