Digital Staff Passports gain international recognition

The Health Informatics Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have won a major international award for their 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 […]

Nursing – The best profession in the world

On International Nurses Day, Pete Murphy, Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP & Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has taken the opportunity to celebrate what he calls ‘the best profession in the world’. The Trust is enjoying a day of celebration and appreciation for our brilliant nursing community and taking a moment to recognise their achievements, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Golden Patients

Improving patient flow with ‘Golden Patients’ Patient flow is critical to patients’ safety, health and satisfaction. When patient throughput is effective and efficient, hospitals avoid overcrowded departments and care delivery delays – all of which affect a patient’s health, well-being and satisfaction. With an efficient patient workflow, health care staff members experience less stress, improved […]

The Discharge Lounge

The Discharge Lounge is a comfortable, safe, and relaxing environment for patients to be collected by transport, friend or family member and is open between the hours of 8am and 8pm. Patients due to transfer to the Discharge Lounge will need to be notified the day before their expected discharge date. Ward MDT will be required […]

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 […]