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Blackpool Vic fears as patients left to wait hours

Hospital chiefs have again pleaded with patients to think carefully before attending A&E after services were once again stretched.

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Dr Amanda Doyle said parents will still be able to get prescription medication from pharmacies rather than wait for a GP appointment for their child

U-turn on child medicines

Parents will still be able to get prescription medication for their young children without seeing their GP following a U-turn from health bosses.

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Samantha Bainbridge

New service is praised by its own patients

A new community health service launched last year to help patients with an agonising condition has been praised.

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Brave Charlie Jordan, who has died at the age of 11

Mum’s grief after terminally ill son dies in her arms

A grief-stricken mum today spoke of the tragic moment her terminally ill son died in her arms.

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‘Millions could be saved if pharmacists were able to prescribe’

‘Millions could be saved if pharmacists were able to prescribe’

As our series continues, we look at the role that pharmacies can play, and the ongoing battle over treatments for long term conditions such as ceoliac disease, which patients are required to manage through lifestyle.

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Amanda Quirke has been appointed by the NSPCC as the service manager of Blackpool delivery  team

New children’s role at NSPCC for Amanda

Children’s charity the NSPCC has appointed Amanda Quirke as the service manager of Blackpool Delivery Team.

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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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The Tudor Manor Nursing Home

Nurse who slept on duty is suspended

A nurse has been suspended after admitting a slew of wrongdoings at two care homes and a Fylde coast hospital, it has been revealed.

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Mohamad Nidal Bittar (bearded in centre) with the Lancashire Cardiac Centre team

Fears patients may travel further to fewer hospitals

In our continuing series of articles looking at Sustainability and Transformation Plans to shake up NHS services to save money, today The Great NHS Gamble looks at how specialist care could be affected in the years ahead.

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North West Honda Blackpool has supplied new bikes for the NHS Blood Bikes service

Blackpool firm aids blood bike service

A Blackpool motorbike dealership was the perfect match for a vital blood service.

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Audiologist Emma Haouche

Medic is first in country to get dementia label

A Blackpool ear doctor has become one of the first in the country to become a ‘Dementia Friend’ as part of a company’s training pledge.

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Roger Batty, from Freckleton, was given �15,000 by his dentist after taking legal action over poor treatment he received.

Patient’s £15,000 payout after ‘losing four teeth’

A pensioner who lost four teeth after his dentist allegedly failed to treat decay has been paid £15,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

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Staffing problems loom due to shortage of trained nurses

Staffing problems loom due to shortage of trained nurses

As part of our continuing series of articles looking at Sustainability and Transformation Plans to shake up NHS services in a bid to save money, today The Great NHS Gamble looks at the staffing timebomb facing the service.

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From left to right, Lorien, two, Abbey, 13, Megan, nine, and Matilda, five, with their dad David Stott

Heart condition ‘nearly killed’ dad-of-four

A manager at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s heart unit almost died after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition.

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Nusrats colleagues, Nadeem Gire and Farah Lunat, receive Nusrat's award on his behalf

County psychiatrist wins award

A consultant psychiatrist in Lancashire has been awarded an regional award for his work in mental health.

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Chris Larkin from the Stroke Association welcomed the news

Stroke service safe after cash is found

Charity bosses have spoken of their delight after town hall bosses found the cash needed to continue vital funding.

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Staff nurse Lisa Huddleston, of Overhouses Farm near Wray, recently underwent a lifesaving heart operation and auctioned off a prize lamb from the farm to raise funds for Blackpool Victoria Hospital cardiac centre

Baa-vo and a big thank ewe to Lisa!

Sheepdog experts quite literally ‘flocked’ to help a hospital charity raise money.

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Probe into car blaze in resort

Probe into car blaze in resort

An investigation was under way today into a car blaze in Blackpool.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Talking to technology

NHS of the future: Technology that could replace GPs

As part of a detailed look at proposals to shake up NHS services we look at plans to increase use of technology.

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