Viva NHS70!

  Co-owner and frontman of VIVA Blackpool and VIVA Vegas Diner, Leye D Johns, has been praising the NHS ahead of its 70th birthday. Leye, originally from Barrow-in-Furness, worked as a Health Care Assistant before embarking on a full-time career in entertainment. For 15 years, Leye worked in Sexual Health Services based in the Whitegate […]

Be part of the A&E Pathfinder project

HEALTH bosses across the Fylde coast are looking for members of the public to help them improve their Accident and Emergency services. The Fylde coast Urgent Care delivery board is looking to recruit people with an interest in developing health services locally to be part of a panel to take part in a project aimed […]

Trust works with Blackpool Better Start to support unique health visitor programme

THE Trust is the first in England to increase the number of home visits from health visitors from the statutory five to at least eight. A newly-designed health visiting service, delivered by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will mean all families with new babies get eight home visits from before birth to the age […]

Blackpool Victoria Hospital helps give organ donation message a welcome lift

Blackpool Victoria Hospital has lifted its campaign to promote organ donation to new heights. The hospital is working with NHS Blood and Transplant to promote organ donation to all its staff, patients and visitors and stepped up its campaign this week by covering the doors of a number of lifts with promotional messages urging people […]

“Bowel Cancer Screening test saved my life’’

A Lancashire woman wants everyone to be clear – bowel cancer screening tests can save your life. As part of the Lancashire NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, run from a team based at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, all residents aged between 60 and 74 who are registered with a GP will receive an NHS bowel cancer […]

Bowel cancer specialist talks of importance of testing kits

A leading bowel cancer specialist is urging people to use a screening test. Clinical Director of the Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, Dr Mark Hendrickse, has been talking about the importance of taking the Bowel Cancer Screening kit As part of the Lancashire NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme,  which is run by a team based […]

Fylde mayor shares 70th year with the NHS

A local mayor will be celebrating a landmark birthday this year, just like a national institution. Mayor of Fylde, Counsellor John Singleton JP, shares his birth year with the NHS, which was founded on July 5, 1948. Originally from Kirkham, John has been a councillor for the Weeton and Staining Ward for the last 16 years. […]

Trust seeks new Clinical Non-Executive Director

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is looking to recruit a Clinical Non-Executive Director to the Board. The role of Clinical Non-Executive Director will be to support the Board of Directors in providing an independent clinical view on the Trust’s Strategy and Quality Strategy and to oversee the Trust implementation of national strategies and regulatory compliance from a quality […]