Blackpool to benefit from new clinical research facility

BLACKPOOL is one of only five areas in the country to be chosen to host a facility to deliver commercial research studies within the NHS. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today (12 November) launched five new National Patient Recruitment Centres (NPRCs) to enable more late phase commercial clinical research to be delivered […]

Staff sign up to innovative infection prevention ambassador scheme

MORE than 250 staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have signed up to an innovative scheme to combat the threat of Covid infections. The Trust has launched an Infection Prevention and Control Ambassadors programme for all members of staff across the Trust to provide up to date training and support on infection prevention […]

Residents are urged not to delay contacting their GP about lung cancer symptoms

This Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2020). People in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged to contact their GP if they have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer. The NHS is committed to providing essential cancer services during the covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the outbreak, there was a sharp drop in […]

Top accolade for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ radiology department

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Radiology Department has proved it is one of the best in the country after maintaining its accreditation with the Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) for the ninth year running. The accreditation, which is approved by the Royal College of Radiologists and Society of Radiographers, is a national mark of quality which is […]

Tribute to comic legend, Bobby Ball

The Trust has paid tribute to entertainer Bobby Ball who has sadly died. Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Kevin McGee, said: “We are saddened to hear about the death of Bobby Ball. “He was an amazing character, a great entertainer and a huge supporter of the Trust, its staff and our […]

Trust Chair to stand down next year

  TRUST chair, Pearse Butler, has announced his intention to stand down from the role in January 2021. In a message to staff Pearse, who was appointed Chair in June 2018, having previously served as the Chairman of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust, said: “I have made the decision with a heavy heart […]

Calling all knitters and sewers – can you help?

We would like to say a big thank you for your lovely donations of matching knitted and sewn hearts that are used for patients and their loved ones along with this poem that we also place in a special bag… This little heart is one of two, One is with me, The other is with […]

Why it’s OK to talk about baby death  

  The loss of a baby, whether during pregnancy, labour or after birth, is a tragedy and a time of distress for everyone involved, but sadly baby loss is not rare – and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have produced a series of videos to support grieving parents in the best way possible. Trust specialist bereavement nurse, […]