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A new patient safety initiative has been introduced at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals as part of a UK-wide rollout of Martha’s Rule, which ensures relatives are able to ask for help when they are concerned about a patient’s condition. ‘Call 4 Concern’ (C4C) is an adaptation of the first phase of the introduction of...


Gregg Stevenson, a former Lead Physical Training Instructor and Mental Health Practitioner at the Trust’s Specialist Rehabilitation Centre (SMRC), secured back-to-back European titles at the weekend, winning gold with Lauren Rowles in the PR2 mixed double sculls (PR2 Mix 2x) at the European Rowing Championships in Szeged, Hungary. The former Royal Engineer from Foulridge,...


United Utilities and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces to ask patients and visitors to help keep the hospitals in good shape by only flushing pee, poo and paper down the loo. The move follows a dramatic increase in blockages and flooding at both its Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble...


Former Lancashire Teaching Hospitals technician Steve Whalley recently celebrated an extraordinary milestone - 50 years of an unwavering relationship with the Trust, and what is now the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre, following a fateful motorbike accident. Back in October 1973, Steve lost his right leg following a life-changing crash, and following surgery at Preston Royal Infirmary, he...


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...

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