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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, South Ribble and Lancashire coronavirus infection rates continue their fall as Prime Minister says he wants ‘cautious but also irreversible’ way out of lockdown

Morning glow over Preston's rooftops Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has fallen of out the England top 10 for highest infection rates. The latest figures come as the Prime Minister said he could not rule out […]

2 weeks ago
New group helping single Prestonians to connect

L-R: Group leaders Vicki Harris and Ste Walker A new group is helping single Prestonians to connect. Single Friends United was launched on Facebook in November by Ste Walker, who saw a need to address social isolation among […]

2 weeks ago
Military praised for efforts rolling out Covid rapid testing in Preston and Lancashire

The military have been praised for their efforts in rolling out the Covid-19 rapid testing programme for 194 businesses and organisations across Preston and Lancashire. In December, the ‘UK Resilience […]

2 weeks ago
National Apprenticeship Week celebrated by Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust celebrate National Apprenticeship Week to highlight the importance of alternative opportunities to help people develop into long-term successful careers. Apprenticeships offer people with […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Lancashire County Council recruiting for paid coronavirus tester roles

Sign outside the Preston Covid-19 test centre close to the UCLan campus Pic: Blog Preston Lancashire County Council is looking to recruit people to help with its SMART testing programme to help identify people who have Covid, but don’t have any symptoms. Up to a […]

2 weeks ago
Council leader calls for vaccine roll out to be “speeded up” in Preston

The leader of Preston City Council has called for an increase in the speed with which Covid-19 vaccinations are being rolled out in those areas hardest hit by the pandemic. […]

2 weeks ago
Preston’s stubborn Covid infection rate tracked as coronavirus vaccine milestone reached and latest on lockdown lifting

Walking in Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall As we begin to understand a route out of lockdown we look at how the city’s infection rate is remaining fairly static in February. First a look through the new […]

2 weeks ago
Preston’s coronavirus infection rate still among highest in England as lockdown timetable day confirmed

Dawn breaks over Preston on Friday 12 February Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has now begun to fall again although remains amongst the highest in England. The latest figures come as Downing Street confirmed the timetable for laying out […]

2 weeks ago
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