SUDEP action day

Trust supports ‘SUDEP’ action day raising awareness of epilepsy

A team specialising in epilepsy at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is helping to raise awareness of a rare condition among children. Wednesday, October 20 is Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) Action Day, devoted to raising awareness about the issue and encouraging people with epilepsy to learn about SUDEP and their risk, and […]

BTH to host world renowned healthcare improvement leader

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals will play host to one of the world’s most influential healthcare improvement authorities this week, as the Trust launches their Clinical Quality Academy (CQA) improvement programme. Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is widely regarded as one of the most successful and inspiring quality improvement leaders, […]

Success for BTH e-Rostering team

The Trust’s e-Rostering team has been shortlisted for the Allocate Software ‘Operational Rostering Excellence’ Award. This award is in recognition of the work undertaken by the team to roll out Safecare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Safecare system enables staff members to take the steps required to ensure adequate staffing levels on each shift to […]

Celebrating the work of BTH’s Allied Health Professionals

Thursday, 14 October is Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Day. In a special feature, we profile just a few of the Trust’s hard-working AHPs and find out what they do and why they enjoy their roles.  AHP’s are the third largest healthcare workforce, and consist of 14 separate roles including art therapists, drama therapists, chiropodists and […]

Trust Recognition Rainbow highlights a host of positive feedback

 A special wall display at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is helping to boost staff morale by sharing positive patient feedback. The Recognition Rainbow, housed on the rear wall near Marks and Spencer in the hospital’s main entrance, displays touching messages from a variety of patients about all areas of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Head […]

BTH Oncology Triage Unit

Oncology Triage Unit celebrates one year since opening

A unit which opened a year ago this week to care for cancer patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has so far helped more than 800 people.  The Acute Oncology Triage Unit, within the hospital’s Oncology and Haematology Day Unit, is a dedicated facility for supporting local patients who are going through – or have already been through – treatment for cancer.  The […]

Trust appoints four new Non-Executive Directors

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust are pleased to welcome four new non-executive directors (NEDs) to the board. The newly appointed Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) are Adrian Carradice-Davids, Sue McKenna, Andrew Roach and Fiona Eccleston. Adrian Carradice-Davids has a wealth of healthcare experience across the UK and arrives at Blackpool as an Associate Director. Speaking about his appointment […]

Trust launches Clinical Quality Academy

Eleven improvement projects have been selected for inclusion in the 2021/22 Clinical Quality Academy which is set to run a series of quality improvement seminars over the next eight months. The chosen teams have been selected following a rigorous application process, with a large number of clinical leads from across many disciplines within the Trust […]

BTH teams go for Nursing Times double

Two teams from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals are finalists in the Nursing Times Awards which will be decided at a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London later this month. The South Neighbourhood MDT and Blackpool Health Visiting Service will both be hopeful of collecting the silverware at the prestigious event on Wednesday 27 […]