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

Preston and South Ribble infection rates reach new lows as Prime Minister urges ‘responsible behaviour’ as pub beer gardens reopen

An outdoor pint and food is allowed again from 12 April Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has fallen away to nearly 50 cases per 100,000 people as the Prime Minister urged a ‘cautious’ return to beer gardens and high streets. Blog Preston […]

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It’s a Sin actor talks to UCLan counselling and sexual health students

Counselling and sexual health students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been exploring the power of emotions with It’s a Sin actor Omari Douglas. The actor, who plays […]

1 week ago
New health centre in Fulwood due to open by ‘early summer 2021’

Fulwood's new Health Centre. Pic: Blog Preston Fulwood’s new Health Centre is due to open in the early part of this summer. The new purpose built medical centre, from HBS Healthcare, will comprise of a mixture of […]

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Preston’s daily Covid cases are -14 and why this is as transport secretary says overseas summer holidays might still happen

Disinfecting Fishergate bus stop Pic: Preston City Council Preston’s new cases for Friday are showing a negative number due to the way the government is now recording new Covid cases. Previously positive rapid lateral flow test cases which […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Over 870,000 people now vaccinated in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Preston's coronavirus vaccination centre in Tithebarn Street Pic: Blog Preston Preston, Lancashire and South Cumbria have now vaccinated 876,749 against coronavirus. Over one million doses of vaccines have been administrated since the roll-out began in December 2020, with 876,749 being […]

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Free rapid Covid-19 tests available to all in Preston and Lancashire

A sign at former community coronavirus testing centre in Preston Pic: Donna Clifford Rapid coronavirus testing is now available to everyone in Lancashire, as the county heads out of lockdown and looks towards its recovery. From today (Friday 9 April), rapid coronavirus testing […]

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Preston and South Ribble’s coronavirus rates continue to fall sharply as Covid deaths fall to rate not seen since October 2020

Sunrise over Preston rooftops with St Walburge's spire in view Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s latest coronavirus infection rate continues to show a rapid decline in the city. Latest cases for Thursday (8 April) showed just eight new cases in the city. South Ribble […]

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National funding for UCLan-led stroke research project

The UK’s largest nurse-led stroke research team has been awarded prestigious funding to investigate end-of-life care for stroke patients. The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Dr Clare Thetford and Professor […]

2 weeks ago
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