Trust celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

WOULD you like to learn more about apprenticeships with in the local NHS? Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is hosting numerous events to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week in March. The Trust’s Workforce Development team has set up the events to celebrate apprentices working for the organisation and to also offer professional advice to those […]

IBS sufferers wanted for clinical research studies

Do you have, or have you ever suffered from, Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If the answer is yes then researchers at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like to hear from you. The Trust is working with the National Institute for Health Research and County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust to create a national […]

Public meetings arranged to discuss proposed changes to NHS assisted conception policy

People living on the Fylde coast can share their views on proposed changes to the NHS assisted conception services in the area. The draft policy has been developed as part of work to standardise some NHS services across Lancashire. Consultation will also take place across the other six clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and […]

Supporting people in Lancashire and South Cumbria with information about stroke

Stroke survivors, relatives, carers, healthcare professionals and support groups have been working together to make sure that information is available for local people about stroke and stroke services in Lancashire and South Cumbria. These passionate people have been working on a Stroke Information Guide to ensure that good quality, appropriate information for stroke patients and […]

Staff to benefit from new training course

The Trust’s Simulation and Skills department has received positive feedback from a new training course available to staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The faculty development course was set up and organised by Clinical Skills Manager, Mike Dickinson and Simulation Lead, Mark Hatch. The course is open to any professional at the Trust who wants to […]

George’s enthusiasm helps future doctors in training

A FIFTH year medical student is passing on his experience to younger trainees. George Bramham has been a student at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals for the last two years and in his time at the Trust has developed a keen interest in the use of simulation in education. George said: “With the help of the team, […]

Innovation puts Blackpool on clinical shortlist

Innovative work to improve patient treatment and care has resulted in the rheumatology department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals being shortlisted for a prestigious award. The department, along with GP and public health colleagues, devised a system which improved access to the right care at the right time for rheumatology patients. The work has now been […]

Fylde coast residents urged to Act FAST over stroke

  People living across the Fylde coast have been urged to ‘Act FAST’ if they suspect a friend or loved one is having a stroke. It comes as health professionals in the area backed a national campaign to remind people of the main symptoms of stroke and importance of calling 999 immediately. This week sees the […]

Staff cook up a treat for Dignity Day

STAFF at Blackpool Victoria Hospital cooked up a tasty plan to celebrate Dignity Action Day. Ward 34 staff members baked a collection of cakes and treats to raise awareness of the national Dignity Day and raise money to help improve life for patients in their area. Sister Alison Ahmed, one of the organisers of the […]

Blackpool hospital praised for “leading the push on healthy catering’

  BLACKPOOL Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been praised for its healthy catering provision by a national magazine. Health Business magazine has published its first Top 10 list of 2018 and its focus on hospital food highlights Blackpool as an area “excelling in healthy catering.’’ The article focused on 10 NHS sites that it […]