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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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Going back to Victorian times

“We are at risk of returning to Victorian times with more women dying in childbirth.”

That’s the view of Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesman for the National Health Action Party, which is fighting to save the NHS from being turned into a US-style health service,
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The Great NHS Gamble - Day Three: Pressure rises on maternity units as problems mount

The Great NHS Gamble - Day Three: Pressure rises on maternity units as problems mount

Johnston Press Investigations team has done an in-depth analysis of Sustainability and Transformation Plans to shake up the future of the NHS.

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Joe is on loan at Sheffield United

Football ace backs appeal to save Nan

Manchester United’s rising star Joe Riley has backed a fund-raising campaign to send a Fylde coast grandmother to Germany for potentially life-saving treatment.

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Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre

Have a go at... Meditation

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.

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Dr Amanda Doyle, head of Lancashire and South Cumbria STP (Sustainability and Transformation Plans) and chief clinical officer at Blackpool clinical commissioning group

New campaign to warn about use of antibiotics

Public Health England has launched a new campaign on the Fylde coast to warn people about the dangers of over-zealous antibiotics prescriptions.

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Emergency departments are on the ‘hit list’

Emergency departments are on the ‘hit list’

A Lancashire A&E unit has been flagged as one of 24 ‘at risk’ of being closed or downgraded in a major overhaul of urgent care.

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Dr Amanda Doyle

Deciphering the stp jargon

Health managers are very keen on “pathways”. They also have a fondness for “frameworks” and “taskforces”.

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Stab victim Jessica Knight

Chorley & South Ribble Hospital A&E

According to analysis by the Health Service Journal, 24 emergency departments - around 15 per cent of the national total - could be closed or downgraded in the next four years.

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