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Targeted Lung Heath Check (TLHC) Programme

Lung cancer is frequently diagnosed at a later stage than other cancers because often there are no signs or symptoms at an early stage. The Targeted Lung Health Check Programme is a new pilot scheme designed to identify signs of cancer at an early stage when it is much more treatable ultimately saving move lives. […]

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Health services available this Bank Holiday Monday

GP practices and some pharmacies in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre will be closed this Bank Holiday Monday. For those needing medical advice over the bank holiday the best options are either the pharmacies that are open or NHS 111 online at or by calling 111 on your phone. Trained operators will direct you to […]

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Vaccination Hub reaches 40,000 milestone

The vaccination hub at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has achieved a significant milestone this week after administering its 40,000th Covid-19 vaccine dose. Emily Wheeler, 18, from Anchorsholme received the landmark vaccination on Monday 23 August, and received a present of treats provided by the hospital charity Blue Skies, Costa and Marks and Spencer. Reaching 40,000 doses […]

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Get vaccinated when the NHS COVID-19 vaccines van returns to Fylde Coast

Anyone eligible to receive either a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine has been urged to come along when the NHS vaccine van returns to the Fylde Coast next week. The van will be parked at locations in Kirkham, St Annes, Fleetwood and Staining throughout the week from 23 August 2021, with people […]

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In Focus: Alcohol Liaison Team

The impact of Covid-19 has been felt across the Trust and our communities, and now new data and research has revealed how consumption of alcohol rose in many areas. We spoke with Simon Cook, Alcohol Liaison Nurse Specialist at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, at a time when his team was seeing an increase in numbers attending […]

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Boost for Hidden Disabilities scheme

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ commitment to the nationally recognised Hidden Disabilities scheme has received a boost thanks to a donation from the Blue Skies charity. The Trust signed-up to the ‘Sunflower Scheme’ last summer, one of the first NHS organisations to give their official backing to a project which started at Gatwick Airport in 2016, and […]

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BTH takes ‘Grow Your Own’ approach with Cardiac Physiology Apprenticeship Scheme

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has addressed a recruitment shortfall in healthcare science roles by pursuing local candidates through a successful apprenticeship scheme which has just seen its first graduates employed by the Trust. Natasha Bentley and Nicole Clews, both Blackpool residents, have been rewarded for their hard-work and dedication with a First-Class BSc (Hons) in Healthcare […]

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals gets Gold for armed forces support

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of just a handful of NHS organisations across the country to receive a Gold award for its support for the armed forces.  BTH has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), given by the Ministry of Defence.  The ERS is given to organisations that would like […]

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Local health experts encourage smokers to switch to a healthier lifestyle

Local health experts are encouraging smokers in Blackpool to contact the newly established NHS Tobacco Addiction Service.  The service is operated by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and funded by Blackpool Council. It aims to play its part in reducing smoking prevalence and ill-health in Blackpool by offering up to 12-weeks free support and stop smoking medications to […]