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March 2024


A Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Consultant and his team were recently invited to be the only UK team to perform a live endoscopy procedure as part of a global training telecast for clinicians. Professor Mohammed Munavvar, Consultant Chest Physician and Interventional Pulmonologist at the Trust, alongside Consultant colleague Dr Sharada Gudur and Staff Nurse Pretty Gaikward,...


Over 120 colleagues from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took part in the annual ‘Fast for a Day’ challenge earlier this week, which was set up to provide support and encouragement to Muslim colleagues who are observing the month of Ramadan. The challenge, which is in its fourth year of running, asks colleagues to raise...


 Image credit to HDRUK From left: Vishnu Chandrabalan, Dale Kirkwood, Quinta Ashcroft, Dame Julie Moore and Tim Howcroft.   A team of colleagues from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Data Science Team have been awarded a Health Data Research UK Award for their work in turning data into research, to help improve patient care and health outcomes for...


We went round the wards at Royal Preston Hospital last week, where staff and members of the public were only too happy to help Lancashire Teaching Hospitals raise awareness of the Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep 2024 campaign, and sudden death syndrome amongst babies. Armed with a camera and our Safer Sleep advice cards, we went...


A hat-trick of Preston North End stars have come together with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to promote the Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep 2024 campaign, raising awareness of sudden death syndrome amongst babies. Amid a hectic Championship schedule, with Ryan Lowe’s side still harbouring play-off ambitions, defender Jack Whatmough, Canada international wide man Liam Millar and...


It’s Healthcare Science Week (11-15 March) and it’s a great opportunity to find out more about the diverse range of healthcare science careers available within the NHS. Healthcare science has an important role within the NHS. Did you know that over 55,000 colleagues work in healthcare science in the NHS in over 50 different scientific...


The results of the annual NHS Staff Survey have now been announced, and despite challenging circumstances, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to be on or above average in all areas of the NHS People Promise, which are the themes in the survey we are measured against. The Staff Survey is the largest of...


Championship top-scorer Sammie Szmodics is helping Lancashire Teaching Hospitals support the Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep 2024 campaign, which raises awareness of sudden death syndrome amongst babies. At the end of February, the 28-year-old became a father again, less than four hours before playing 90 minutes for Blackburn Rovers in their 1-1 draw against Norwich City at...

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