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 […]

Would you like to attend our #NHS70 staff reunion?

Did you work for, or train at, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at any time over the last 70 years? Would you like to meet old colleagues again? Blackpool Victoria Hospital is looking to host a staff reunion during the NHS70 celebration week of July 2-6. We are inviting staff of any level or […]

Blackpool physio’s marathon mission

THE finishing line is in sight for Poulton paediatric physiotherapist, Gareth Troughton, who is ready to meet the challenge of his first marathon in two weeks’ time. Gareth was overjoyed when he got a place in the London Marathon and set himself a charity target of £2,000 to help the Miscarriage Association and blood cancer […]

Carole still loves the NHS after 46 years of service

A LONG-serving NHS therapist has been speaking of her love for the service after 46 years. Carole Richardson, 63, who works as an Occupational Health Senior Counsellor for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has no plans to leave the NHS either. Carole, originally from Wigan, started her career as a nursery nurse in a […]

Watch the Dare To Be Great project documentary

Did you see the amazing work of the ‘Dare To Be Great’ project at Lytham Festival last year? The project involved patients at Clifton Hospital. Find out how it all came about by clicking on this link: http://www.fablearts.org.uk/projects/dare-to-be-great.html

Views wanted on access to GP services

NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – the organisation which plans and buys healthcare services ion behalf of local residents wants to hear from local people about access to GP services in the town. In 2017 the Extended Access service was launched. This services  means that anybody registered with a Blackpool GP practice can book […]