Blackpool Teaching Hospitals scores highly in annual NHS Staff Survey results

Staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals believe their workplace is safer, supportive and focussed on patient care, the annual NHS Staff Survey has revealed. Results of the 2021 NHS Staff Survey, the largest survey of its kind carried out across thousands of NHS organisations across the country, are now available. In total, a record 59% of […]

The Blackpool Healthier Minds team

Blackpool Talking Therapy service relaunches

A service which offers a range of therapies for anxiety, stress and depression is relaunching across the area with a new name and enhanced support. Statistics show that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Blackpool Healthier Minds offers a range of free psychological therapies to people […]

Rising Star Helen honoured to be recognised for hard work

Helen Turner, Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s Rising Star has said it has been a ‘real honour’ to be recognised at the Trust’s Celebrating Success Awards. Helen, who started her role as an Occupational Therapist in Critical Care last year, won praise from the judges after playing a transformational role in how critically ill patients are cared […]

Employee of the Year Nicky Ritchie

Nurse named Employee of the Year in Trust awards

A nurse has spoken of her ‘extraordinary’ patients after being named Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ Employee of the Year. Nicky Ritchie is Lead Colorectal Cancer / Stoma Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Trust. She was nominated for the Employee of the Year category in Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ recent Celebrating Success awards. The category looks for the […]

Award winner Katie Lander

Nurse Katie wins award for her ‘remarkable’ work

An Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has won an award after supporting a new mother whose child was suffering from severe heart failure.  Katie Lander, who works at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, won the Patient’s Award in the recent Celebrating Success staff awards.  Nominations for the award came from patients or their relatives and […]

Members of the Chaplaincy Team receive their award

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Team recognised in Trust awards

A team which ‘often works quietly in the background’ but ‘makes such a difference’ to patients, their loved ones and staff has been selected for an award in the Trust’s recent Celebrating Success Awards. The Trust’s Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Team has been recognised after being chosen as winner of the Non-Clinical Team of the […]

Trust Sees Success of Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Pathway

The Trust’s first cohort of Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices are due to complete their programme which will enable them to practice as a registered nurse once they have obtained their PIN. This will complete a challenging two-year period which saw them learn the role of a nurse, whilst at the same time studying a degree. […]

National Cancer CNS Awareness Day

Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Alliance is taking part in the first National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Day on Tuesday 15 March. Originally started as a Greater Manchester (GM) Cancer Alliance initiative the day is now supported by Health Education England, Macmillan Cancer Support, Royal College of Nursing and UKONS as well as all […]

Blackpool and Lancashire Sexual Health Services relocate

The sexual health clinic based at Royal Preston Hospital is relocating services from Monday 4 April 2022 to the Fatima Health Centre on Garstang Road Preston. The Fatima Health Centre will be multi occupancy, other services available are a GP surgery, a dental surgery, a research centre and an onsite community pharmacy. The region’s sexual […]

Apprentice Mark Brown

Trust support of apprenticeships recognised with award win

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been recognised for its support of apprentices in the region by a leading local University. As part of recent National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, the University of Salford hosted an online awards event. During the event, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals was named the Employer Partner of the Year for the university’s School of […]