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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

Lifeline grant to keep charity funded Rosemere Cancer Clinic open

Inside a radiotherapy treatment room at Rosemere Cancer Centre A £20,000 “lifeline” grant has been awarded to Rosemere Cancer Foundation to help the charity keep the doors to its Late Effects PRD (Pelvic Radiation Disease) Clinic open. The vital […]

6 days ago
A full run down of what can and can’t open in Preston and Lancashire on April 12

A Covid sign in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall A new four step plan to ease the UK out of the current national lockdown has been revealed this week. Boris Johnson announced his plan, which, if all goes correctly, […]

6 days ago
Covid-19 cases dropping in most areas of Preston and South Ribble

Covid-19 cases map to 18 February 2021 The majority of areas in Preston and South Ribble continue to see a decrease in cases of Covid-19. Farington, Lea and Marina, and Preston City Centre are among the 22 […]

6 days ago
Preston and South Ribble continue to see Covid infection rates fall as NHS app considered as a ‘vaccine passport’ option

Morning sky over Preston on Tuesday 23 February Pic: Tony Worrall Preston, South Ribble and the majority of Lancashire’s coronavirus infection rates are continuing to decline. New cases for Tuesday (23 February) showed Preston recorded 44 new cases. South Ribble saw […]

6 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston and Lancashire residents between 65 and 69 urged to book Covid vaccination

The queuing area for the new vaccine hub will utilise the area between the Bus Station and St John's Shopping Centre Pic: Tony Worrall Anyone aged 65 to 69 in Preston and Lancashire who has not been vaccinated is being urged to respond to their recent invite to get their life-saving coronavirus vaccine. People […]

6 days ago
Preston re-enters England’s top 10 infection rate areas and reaction to lockdown 3 easing roadmap

Sunset at Preston Marina on Monday 22 February on the day the Prime Minister announced his lockdown easing roadmap Pic: Tony Worrall Preston has re-entered the top 10 infection rate areas in England – although the city’s Covid rate is continuing to fall. Latest figures come as the Prime Minister outlined the […]

1 week ago
The Paralympian from Preston raising awareness of rare diseases with new campaign

Sunday, 28 February is rare disease day, which aims to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. It is estimated […]

1 week ago
Tracking Preston and South Ribble’s coronavirus infection rate fall as the Prime Minister prepares to outline roadmap out of lockdown

Preston's mass vaccination centre within the St John's Shopping Centre Pic: Mick Gardner Preston and Lancashire’s weekend coronavirus cases have been confirmed as the city continues to see its infection rate slide. The city has remained in and around the top 20 infection […]

1 week ago
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