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Health news in Preston covering Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, GP practices and other health updates – as well as real-life features with those speaking out about health conditions

Care home residents in Preston can now be visited by up to five named people

Residents at care homes across Preston and Lancashire can now be visited by up to five named people from today (Monday 17 May). This includes care homes run by the […]

14 hours ago
Pupils and staff in Preston and Lancashire schools advised to continue wearing face coverings

Face coverings will need to be worn on public transport from June 15 Pic: Pixabay Schools across Preston and Lancashire are being advised pupils and staff should continue to wear face coverings until 21 June, despite restrictions relaxing nationally this week. The recommendation, from directors […]

21 hours ago
‘Unique’ programme to support overweight and obese people in Preston

Delivering a weight management programme at PNE Pic: PNECET A ‘unique’ programme to support people who are overweight or suffering from obesity is set to launch in Preston. Preston North End Community and Education Trust has secured a contract […]

4 days ago
Those aged 38 and 39 in Preston and Lancashire to receive text for first Covid vaccine

The Covid vaccination queuing area outside Preston Bus Station and opposite the NHS hub in St John's Pic: Tony Worrall Today (Thursday, 13 May) the Covid vaccination programme has opened to those aged 38 and 39. People in this age group will be sent text messages that will allow them […]

5 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Walk-in Covid vaccinations at Preston Grasshoppers

The new artificial pitch at Preston Grasshoppers Preston Grasshoppers confirmed earlier today they will be offering a ‘walk in’ vaccination service for anyone yet to have the jab. The team at the Rugby Football Club informed Blog […]

6 days ago
New guidance on who is eligible for free parking at Royal Preston Hospital

Royal Preston Hospital In April 2021, the government introduced new guidance on the provision of free car parking for certain groups of hospital patients and visitors. This means that the following people are […]

6 days ago
Preston soldier completes 48-hour march in memory of mum who died from Covid

James Kirkby completing his 48-mile march. Pic: James Kirkby Soldier James Kirby has completed a 48-hour march in memory of his mum who died from coronavirus. James marched from Preston Flag Market at the Cenotaph to ITC Catterick and […]

7 days ago
27 areas in Preston and South Ribble record fewer than three coronavirus cases in the seven days up to 5 May

Latest Covid stats map. A total of 27 areas in Preston and South Ribble have recorder fewer than 3 Covid cases in the week leading up to 5 May. These areas include Fulwood, Walton-le-Dale […]

7 days ago
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