Blackpool community group improves mental health care for children

CHILDREN in Blackpool can now access mental health services in a safe environment away from the hustle and bustle of a busy hospital thanks to a number of dedicated professionals coming together to offer weekly groups in the community. Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s CASHER team and Blackpool Boys and Girls Club (B&GC) are working in partnership […]

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals celebrates clinching national award

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is celebrating after winning a national award Communications Officer, Alma Stewart, won the Everyday Hero Award,  Corporate Functions category, at the Unsung Hero Awards – the only national awards for non-medical and non-clinical NHS and healthcare staff and volunteers. Alma said: “I’m absolutely chuffed to bits to win the award, especially as […]

Leading role for Trust consultant at Blackpool

A TRUST consultant has been appointed to a senior role within a prestigious national body. Mr Amal Bose, a Cardiothoracic Consultant in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, has been appointed as treasurer to the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery In Great Britain and Ireland. The appointment means he becomes an executive member of the board at the […]

Supporting Blackpool’s children in need

A room at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been designed to help children in their counselling sessions feel more relaxed in a more comfortable environment. The room will be used by the Child & Adolescent Support & Help Enhanced Response (CASHER) team, made up of mental health nurses, CAMHS practitioners, safeguarding nurses, paediatric nurses, health visitors […]

Michelle’s dedication at Blackpool Victoria Hospital leads to a national award

THE Trust’s Workforce Coordinator, Michelle Pearson, has received an award from the Prince’s Trust for her work and dedication to get young people into work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. A scheme, set up by the Prince’s Trust and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, offers programmes across Lancashire to young people aged between 16-25 and Blackpool […]

Cleveleys army major shows fighting spirit in cancer battle

A serving Major in the Duke of Lancaster Regiment whose life was turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis is now looking forward to the future thanks to the care provided at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Major George Henry Briscoe, MBE, who has been in the army for 36 years was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer […]

Fylde coast Care Certificates presented at special event

THE Trust’s quarterly Care Certificate presentation took place this week with 13 members of staff receiving their awards from Simone Anderton Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality. Karen Straw, Workforce Development Manager at the Trust, opened the event and explained how much effort goes into the Care Certificate by the staff members and how this […]

Trust leadership programme gets national attention

THE Trust’ leadership and development programme for its specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors and consultants has been featured by NHS Employers. The case study breaks down the component parts of the programme to show how it has not only strengthened senior doctors’ knowledge of leadership and management, but it also improved their job satisfaction, […]

Public invited to CCG Governing Body meeting

People living in Fylde and Wyre are invited to see local NHS decision-making in action next week. The next meeting of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will take place at the CCG offices at NHS Wesham Offices in Derby Road, from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019. […]

National award for Blackpool NHS training team

A Fylde coast NHS training team has received a national award. The Health Informatics Education and Training Team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received the Silver award from the NHS Digital Training Service Accreditation (TSA) scheme. The scheme involves the training service being externally assessed by NHS Digital TSA assessors. The assessment […]