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“Babies cry, you can cope!” that’s the message from NHS, local authorities, and healthcare organisations from across the country who have come together this September to promote lifesaving messages to parents. Research suggests that some parents and caregivers can lose control when a baby’s crying becomes too much. Some go on to shake...


Our SAFE Centre is a remarkable place, the first purpose-built facility in the United Kingdom. Its celebrating 20 years of providing incredible care to those in need of the services it provides 24 hours per day. “Last year I was in a very different place, but after your support,  today I'm in a much better place. It's...


Residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria aged 75 and over, and those with weakened immune systems, are now able to book their own appointment for the new-style booster. This follows the rollout of the new variant-busting jab to care home residents and staff earlier this week. From Monday 12 September onwards, GPs, pharmacists, and mass vaccination sites...


Do you want to study nursing? If so, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is working in partnership with the NHS across Lancashire and South Cumbria to provide a new practice-based pathway of the BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult), which begins on Monday, January 9th, 2023. To help address the increasing shortages of adult...


A special opening event took place for a new centre in Blackburn for people with kidney disease, named in honour of a doctor who recently celebrated 50 years with the NHS.   The Laurie Solomon Renal Centre has been opened by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as part of a programme of improvements to renal facilities across...


Is three the magic number? Not according to health officials in Lancashire and South Cumbria, who are encouraging residents to check their blood pressure during ‘Know Your Numbers’ week. The national drive aims to get those aged 40 and over to have their blood pressure checked regularly, either at a pharmacy or via a practice nurse...


Professor Mike Thomas, chair of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, has been ratified as the new Chair of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Provider Collaborative Board (PCB). He takes over from David Flory, chair of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB), who has stepped away from his PCB role...


NHS Hospital Trusts and patients on waiting lists in Lancashire and South Cumbria are benefitting from an innovative artificial intelligence service that allows patients to let their hospital know their current health status. The first stage of roll-out of the service has been so successful that it is now being extended to patients in two...

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