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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

Preston’s university to pilot sports app for people with disabilities 

A man in a wheelchair using the app alongside Accessercise creator and Paralympic medallist, Ali Jawad. Pic: UCLan The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been chosen to be one of three universities in the UK to test a sports app, designed for people with disabilities. Created by […]

3 weeks ago
Royal Preston Hospital’s Paediatric Service wins national award

Entrance to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Blog Preston Royal Preston Hospital’s Paediatric Neuromuscular Service has received a Centre of Excellence award from national charity, Muscular Dystrophy UK. The hospital was awarded for providing outstanding care, promoting best practice […]

3 weeks ago
Cottam mum-of-three raising money to be part of Team GB in Australia

Lizz training while pushing her child. Pic: Lizz Davidson A mother-of-three from Preston is raising funds to be able to represent Team GB in the World’s Sprint Distance Duathlon Championships which is being held in Australia this year. Lizz […]

4 weeks ago
Preston university students create illustrations around mental health

Illustration student, Holly Gallagher with her artwork. North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has teamed up with illustration students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to raise awareness about mental health. They aim to promote the message […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Minister for health given tour of UCLan’s medical and dental school facilities

Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Cathy Jackson and Associate Dean in the School of Medicine and Dentistry Claudia Cunningham show Minister for Health and Secondary Care Rt Hon Andrew Stephenson CBE MP a phantom head used for dental students to learn their skills on. A government minister has been given a tour of how Preston’s university is helping to train the next generation of NHS staff. Minister for Health and secondary care, Andrew Stephenson, […]

4 weeks ago
Preston woman undertakes mammoth running challenge in tribute to grandad

Emily with her medal haul A Preston woman marked turning 30 by running 30 10k races in tribute to her beloved grandad. Emily McEnnerney Whittle turned 30 in January 2023 and wanted to raise money […]

1 month ago
Trust that runs Preston and Chorley hospitals defends income from parking charges

Royal Preston Hospital car park The trusts that run Blackpool, Preston and Chorley hospitals say that the income they receive from car parking charges is nothing like a raw profit. It comes after new analysis […]

1 month ago
Future of Withnell GP hangs in balance despite popularity and campaign

Withnell Health Centre A question mark still hangs over the fate of a popular Chorley GP after NHS bosses said they needed time to consider specialist legal advice before deciding how to determine […]

1 month ago
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