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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

Deaths to be registered over the phone to prevent spread of coronavirus

Register office on Bow Lane Lancashire County Council has introduced a new process for registering deaths by telephone to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The process is hoped to make things easier for […]

2 years ago
The key workers caring for Preston’s forgotten animals during the coronavirus crisis

Lauren Calvert It’s not only looking after humans that is classed as key work during the coronavirus crisis – roles that involve caring for animals are also on the key workers list. […]

2 years ago
Preston woman calls for rare conditions to be added to the NHS shielded patients list

Danielle France Danielle France from Preston has a rare blood condition called autoimmune neutropenia. This makes her vulnerable to infections. People most at risk from coronavirus are called ‘shielded’ or ‘extremely vulnerable’ […]

2 years ago
Businesses in Preston warned about hiking up prices amid coronavirus outbreak

A woman shopping for food in a face mask Suppliers and retailers in Preston are being urged not to increase prices during the coronavirus outbreak. The warning follows reports of some companies setting excessively-high prices for protective items such […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Happy World Autism Awareness Day from Blog Preston!

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, so I’m taking this opportunity to raise awareness of the differences and challenges faced by some people on “The Autistic Spectrum” when interacting with […]

2 years ago
The Preston restaurants feeding our NHS heroes during the coronavirus crisis

Nawaab Tandoori's tribute to hardworking NHS staff Preston restaurants have been making sure NHS workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis are well fuelled with free food deliveries. Among those showing their generosity at this difficult […]

2 years ago
Food bank referrals double as families struggle to cope with the Coronavirus crisis

Food bank referrals to the Salvation Army have doubled in just a week as members of the Preston community struggle to feed themselves and families during the worsening coronavirus pandemic. […]

2 years ago
Preston dance school shimmy online with a promise to ‘Keep Dancing’

Fever Tree Dance Company are asking people to join them in their front rooms Fever Dance Company has swapped studios for sitting rooms, offering free online dance classes for everyone. After having to close its doors for the first time in 16 years due […]

2 years ago
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