Trust embraces ‘CLiP’ nurse training

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is embracing a new type of nurse training. The Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) programme is being trialled in two wards at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to help students take ownership of their training by working more closely with their peers and having a qualified nurse mentor. Stroke Ward Manager, […]

Fylde coast health boss hits top gear for charity

A caring health trust boss organised a bike race and raised £778 for CancerCare North Lancashire and South Cumbria. Tim Bennett, a former trustee of CancerCare in Lancaster, held the bike race on roads around Levens and Lindale in South Lakeland. Tim, the Deputy Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, organised the […]

Life saved by Trust’s care co-ordinator’s course

A Fleetwood dad says a sun awareness course saved his life. Barry Thomas, 55, had an in-situ melanoma removed before it became fatal, thanks to information provided by Skin Cancer Co-ordinator Michelle Forsyth of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Barry’s supervisors took part in a Sun Safety presentation, booked by Fylde Borough Council for […]

Lancashire Cardiac Centre offers junior medical students exposure into surgery

  CARDIAC experts in Blackpool are giving medical students a unique insight into their roles. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is offering young medics the chance to experience surgery from expert doctors with students from local universities given the opportunity to spend a week under a consultant’s wing to experience at first-hand what cardiothoracic […]

Trust provides sun protection for Blackpool’s vulnerable young adults

A Skin Cancer Care Co-ordinator is helping Blackpool’s most vulnerable youngsters stay safe in the sun. Michelle Forsyth, who works for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has donated bags of sun cream and information to the town’s Streetlife centre during the recent spells of hot weather. Michelle visited “The Base” on Buchanan Street, to […]

Blackpool nurse wins a Cavell Star Award

A Fylde coast nurse has won a coveted national award after being nominated by her colleagues at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Sister Lorna Heath, who works on Ward 11 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, was presented with a prestigious Cavell Trust Award after being nominated by fellow ward Sister, Lisa Asher, in recognition of her commitment to […]

Top marks for Fylde coast Pathology department

THE Pathology Department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been praised after a national accreditation assessment. The Pathology team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, has gained and maintained accreditation to internationally recognised standards following a recent visit from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Staff were praised for their professionalism after receiving feedback from […]

Doctors awarded for their efforts to support younger medics

Dr Meng Jiang Lim has won a teaching award for his efforts in supporting younger medics at the Trust. The Foundation Teaching Award was set up by the Medical Education department to recognise the work the training foundation doctors deliver to medical students during their time at Blackpool. The award was won by Dr Lim […]

New Oncology Ward bell helps patients call time on cancer

A special new end of treatment bell installed on the Oncology ward at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital is helping cancer patients to call time on cancer and celebrate the end of their chemotherapy treatment. Thanks to UK-wide charity, End of Treatment Bells, cancer patients can now celebrate reaching the end of their treatment by ringing […]