Digital Staff Passports gain international recognition

The Health Informatics Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has won a major international award for its pioneering work on the COVID-19 Digital Staff Passport. The initiative saw colleagues from the Trust collaborate with NHSE/I and NHSX to develop and roll-out the COVID-19 Digital Staff Passport, allowing pre-employment checks for new hires and employees being transferred […]

Heard about monkeypox?

You may have heard about monkeypox in the news recently. But what is it, what are the symptoms and how can you access help and information? Monkeypox is a rare illness caused by the monkeypox virus and one of the symptoms is a rash that is sometimes confused with chickenpox. It is usually associated with […]

Why Robbie believes in the benefits of medical trials

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Clinical Research Centre, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, includes one of the country’s five National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Patient Recruitment Centres (PRCs). More than 870 people have already benefitted from ground-breaking medical treatments trialled at the PRC in Blackpool. Here, one of them shares his […]

Conference highlights the impact of NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre: Blackpool

The work of NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre: Blackpool in the community’s health levelling-up mission was highlighted at a one-day conference held in the town.  Blackpool in Lancashire has one of the lowest male and female life expectancies in England, with figures showing more than a third of people will die before the age of 75. […]

Volunteers to provide support for those caring for those with cancer

A volunteer who lost her husband to cancer is helping to lead an innovative new programme to offer support and guidance for those who care, or have cared, for someone with the disease. While there is a wide range of both physical and emotional support for those patients directly affected by cancer, it is sometimes […]

A new member has joined the BTH Swan Team

Swan Team welcomes new support worker

The Trust’s Swan Team has grown with the addition of Lucy Brockhill as Support Worker for Maternity Services. The Swan Team is the Trust’s End of Life and Bereavement Care Team. Both Maternity and Bereavement Services have worked together to develop the new role, which will see Lucy join Megan Murry, the team’s Bereavement Nurse […]

Local MP Scott Benton visits BTH

MP hails the work of Blackpool’s ground-breaking Clinical Research Centre

Blackpool South MP Scott Benton has said that medical trials being spearheaded by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Clinical Research Centre could play a key role in eliminating health inequalities in the town. The centre, based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, includes one of the country’s five National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) […]

Operation Provide marks second anniversary

Police operation supporting domestic violence victims reaches two-year anniversary

A police operation which sees police officers responding to domestic abuse reports alongside a trained NHS domestic abuse specialist has been successfully running for two years. Operation Provide was launched in 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when people were advised to stay at home. The operation continues to run across Blackpool, Fylde, […]

Blackpool surgeon made trustee of prestigious society

A cardiothoracic surgeon and clinical lead at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been made a trustee of one of the UK’s most prestigious cardiothoracic societies. Mr Manoj Purohit, Thoracic Surgery clinical lead and Consultant Surgeon at the Trust has been made an executive trustee at The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS). […]

Apprentice ODPs Tammy Clemson, Richard Taylor, Sam Martin and Harry Ferguson

Celebrating our Operating Department Practitioners

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are often the unsung heroes of operating theatres. Saturday, May 14 is National ODP Day and is a chance to profile some of these incredible people and the vital work they do every day. ODP work spans three main areas of theatre: Anaesthetics – working closely with the anaesthetist and when […]