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

Lancashire Directors of Public Health urge people to take Omicron threat ‘seriously’

Facecovering. Pic: PIxabay Coyot Lancashire’s Directors of Public Health have urged people across Preston and Lancashire to take the threat of Omicron seriously, as they welcome the government’s decision to move to Plan B. […]

2 months ago
These are the Plan B Covid restrictions for Preston and Lancashire

Woman wearing mask Pic: Engin Akyurt from Pixabay Last night (Wednesday, December 8) new Covid restrictions were announced by Boris Johnson. From Monday (December 13) people are being asked to work from home if they can. From Friday […]

2 months ago
Today marks a year since the Covid vaccination roll out in Preston and Lancashire

The Covid vaccination queuing area outside Preston Bus Station and opposite the NHS hub in St John's Pic: Tony Worrall The amazing efforts from NHS staff, local partners and volunteers are being praised as Preston and Lancashire mark the first anniversary of the biggest vaccination programme in history. In the […]

2 months ago
Prestonians urged to get their Covid vaccines to help in the fight against Omicron

A senior councillor has urged the public to help stop the severity of Omicron by getting vaccinated as the new variant of Covid-19 continues to spread across the UK. More […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Health bosses urging Prestonians to look out for their loved ones who may be lonely this winter

Health bosses across Preston and Lancashire are urging people to look out for their relatives, friends or neighbours who are on their own this winter. Social isolation during the pandemic […]

2 months ago
Fishwick creative makes beautiful seascapes inspired by the Hebrides

Joey draws inpiration from the Hebridean seascapes. Pic Joey Afrin Black Over the next couple of weeks, we are focussing on Preston’s creatives who are selling their beautiful creations online and at Christmas markets. Joey Afrin Black set up her small […]

2 months ago
Warning issued over Omicron Covid scam post shared in Preston

The Preston Covid-19 testing centre close to the University of Central Lancashire campus Pic: Blog Preston A scam social media post encouraging people to apply for Omicron Covid-19 tests is currently doing the rounds in Preston and Lancashire. The county council’s Trading Standards team has received […]

2 months ago
Urgent calls for Preston vaccination centre volunteers as thousands more become eligible for booster jab

The Covid vaccination queuing area outside Preston Bus Station and opposite the NHS hub in St John's Pic: Tony Worrall Volunteers are urgently required to support the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Preston and Lancashire. Booster jabs will soon be available for those aged 18 to 39 which means thousands more […]

2 months ago
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