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GPs across Lancashire and South Cumbria are continuing to see more patients than ever as they prepare for what is expected to be a very tough winter. Winter is always the most challenging time of year for the NHS, with staff facing significant pressure on many fronts, and this year is anticipated to be particularly...


The textbook ‘Endocrine Hypertension: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice’ is the result of a year’s hard work in his ‘free’ time. And Professor Joseph M. Pappachan MD, FRCP – a consultant endocrinologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and honorary professor at Manchester Metropolitan University – hopes his labour of love will “potentially change the...


Hannah Miller will celebrate her birthday today at Ribby Hall, surrounded by her family - five-month old baby daughter Elsie, son Charlie and husband Nathan.  Rather aptly, Hannah shares her special day with World Prematurity Day, given Elsie came into the world eight weeks early in June.  Back then, Hannah was taken to Furness General...


With winter fast approaching, health leaders in Lancashire and South Cumbria are asking patients to ensure they understand which NHS service is best for them. The NHS has a number of different services available and with winter pressures building up, it’s important that patients know where they can go. Unfortunately, many people go to...


Baby Beat have benefited from the good behaviour of Broughton High School pupils. Last term, the Woodplumpton Lane school raised money for their chosen charity Baby Beat - pupils there are rewarded with points for their good manners and politeness, generosity and kindness and various other awards. These points are then converted into money, and...


Today is World Diabetes Day, with Diabetes UK looking for help to #RewriteTheStory Being diagnosed early is so important for all types of diabetes - it can save lives, prevent a medical emergency and reduce the risk of life-changing complications later. Diabetes UK want to make sure everyone knows the signs to look out for,...


As lead post-mortem radiographer Amy Brookes says: “This is a very hidden part of healthcare – not many people know what we do or how we do it.”   But Channel 5 series Cause of Death has helped shine a light on what is a very significant and interesting role within the NHS. The Radiography team, alongside a...


This week we are running a ‘What the Poppy means to me’ feature across our platforms, up to and including Armistice Day on Friday 11th November, when we unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth.  Traditionally poppies are worn, and...

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