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Preston and Chorley hospital staff offered payouts to quit amid £58m savings drive

Royal Preston Hospital Emergency Department Pic: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The trust which runs Preston and Chorley’s hospitals has offered to pay staff to quit as part of efforts to make huge savings. Bosses at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (LTH) are […]

2 weeks ago
GP’s dire warning to patients as funding crisis leaves system broken

Dr Adam Janjua A doctor has issued a dire warning over the future of GP practices in Lancashire amid financial pressures which have seen a 20% reduction in the number of partners in […]

1 month ago
Preston nurse lied about working 77 shifts to rake in £26k over four months

Blackpool Victoria Hospital A nurse who signed in to 77 shifts she never did and pocketed £26k of unearned wages has been struck off. Francesca Del-Greco, from Preston, submitted dozens of false time-sheets […]

1 month ago
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, […]

6 months ago
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Booking a GP appointment feels like ‘going into battle’

Booking an appointment like 'going into battle' A Lancashire woman has told NHS bosses in the county that she has sometimes avoided trying to book a GP appointment because dealing with reception staff can be so “confrontational”. […]

6 months ago
UCLan awarded nearly £2 million for collaborative antibiotics research project

A lower jaw scan. Pic: UCLan The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) have been awarded nearly £2 million for a collaborative antibiotics research project. The £1.87m grant was given […]

7 months ago
35 new medical places opened up at University of Central Lancashire

Two doctors performing surgery Pic: Pixabay 35 new medical places have been opened up at the University of Central Lancashire. The Government has now increased the university’s student place allocation from 15 to 50 to help […]

9 months ago
Call for Preston city centre health hub as part of Royal Preston Hospital plans

Preston skyline Pic: Mick Gardner A senior Preston councillor has called for the NHS to make good on talk of improving community services as part of the plans to build a new Royal Preston Hospital. […]

12 months ago
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