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The UK Clinical Research Facility Network (UKCRF Network) has appointed Paul Brown to the role of Interim Director. This follows the retirement of Helen Pidd, former Operations Director of the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF), in December 2021. The UKCRF Network, which is hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), collaborates with CRFs and...


Nearly £161 million awarded over five years to NIHR Clinical Research Facilities, a £49 million (43%) uplift to expand early phase clinical research delivery in NHS hospitals 28 facilities will cover the length and breadth of England, supporting the government’s ambitions to level up health research across the country Existing facilities have provided faster access for patients to...


A 73-year-old man has thanked staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals after marking the end of his cancer treatment on the same day the department celebrated 25 years of delivering a radiotherapy service. Philip Eddleston, from Blackburn, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October 2021 – which affects the small gland in the pelvis and is part of the...


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Radiotherapy Department is celebrating 25 years of service and is calling on the public to not delay seeking help if they notice any signs or symptoms relating to cancer. Radiotherapy is used to treat diseases (mainly cancer) and can be given in two ways: external radiotherapy using x-rays, or through internal radiotherapy or...


With effect from Thursday 24 th  February 2022, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals will be operating a free park and ride shuttle service between Preston Business Centre and Royal Preston Hospital to help support the introduction of afternoon visiting arrangements. Operating on weekdays only, the service will run from 12.15pm – 4pm on a continuous circuit between the two sites...


Adult Inpatient visiting restrictions at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital are to be relaxed from today (Friday 18 February 2022) to allow patients to be able to spend important time with their loved ones. A controlled booking system will be reinstated to enable one visitor per patient to visit once per day up...


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’ Dr Ruth Board becomes a UCLan Honorary Clinical Professor The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has bestowed a prestigious academic title on a Preston-based skin cancer specialist. Consultant Medical Oncologist Dr Ruth Board, from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR), has been awarded the title of Honorary Clinical Professor. With more...


This February, NHS England and NHS Improvement is raising awareness of heart attack symptoms as part of the latest ‘Help Us Help You’ campaign.   Heart and circulatory disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK and is one of the largest causes of premature mortality in deprived areas.  ...

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