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NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups both retain good ratings

For the second year running, both NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups were rated “good” in their annual assessment by NHS England.

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Alyssa Davies on the throne

Wrea Green girl is a star at Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards

Brave Alyssa Davies was a guest of honour at the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards party, held in partnership with TK Maxx at a special venue in central London.

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Rich Morton meets Theresa May

Theresa May gives Lancashire medics her seal of approval

Two paramedics who set up a group to help colleagues traumatised by the job have been honoured by the Prime Minister.
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Urgent blood tests will still be analysed at seven individual hospitals across Lancashire.

Blood test results to be standardised across the county

Plans for a new pathology unit would see changes to the way tests are interpreted.
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Urgent pathology tests will still be carried out at Blackpool Victoria

Blood service ‘will improve test results’

Plans to create a new pathology centre serving the whole of Lancashire will end the practice of the same blood test results being interpreted differently in different parts of the county.

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Gary Raphael Finance Director for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria

Consultations on health plan

The NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is gearing up for a major public consultation about proposed changes to services across the region.

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Coroner Dr James Adeley with the Digital autopsy machine at Royal Preston Hospital.

Easing the anguish of death for Lancashire families with digital scans

When a loved one dies suddenly, or in unanswered circumstances, the anguish for those left behind is acute.

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Cheryl Baker

Cheryl Baker urges people for record breaker

Singer and presenter Cheryl Baker has urged people to sign up for a Fylde coast world record attempt.

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Uniited Utilities has sent a message to customers advising them that some water could be discoloured.

Utilities firm sends message on ‘brown’ water

Customers of a utilities firm in Lancashire have been told to look out for discoloured tap water.

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Dog locked in hot car ‘close to death’

A dog came “close to death” after it was left to overheat in a car while its owner went for lunch in St Annes, say police.

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'NHS medics saved my life,' Corrie actor Malcolm Hebden praises Blackpool hospital after massive heart attack

A ‘ground-breaking’ heart operation at Blackpool Victoria Hospital saved the life of Coronation Street actor Malcolm Hebden.
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Enjoy Englands World Cup game responsibly

Enjoy England’s World Cup game responsibly

Emergency services are urging England fans to enjoy Saturday’s quarter-final with Sweden “responsibly” and not go World Cup crazy.

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Radio Waves newsman Andy Mitchell, who is also the voice of Blackpools trams and buses, has credited the NHS with saving his life as a teenager.

Operation saved the life of young Andy Mitchell

Radio Wave’s newsman Andy Mitchell, who is also the voice of Blackpool’s trams and buses, has credited the NHS with saving his life as a teenager.

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Health sessions for Fylde coast young children

Health sessions for Fylde coast young children

New drop-in groups for children between 10 and 16 with mental illnesses have been launched across the Fylde coast.

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Record turnout in Lytham for Taps Charity Bike Ride

Sizzling temperatures proved no obstacle to the hardy participants in the 19th annual Taps Charity Bike Ride as it attracted a record entry of 127.

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Blackpool Hospitals Trust is replacing 800 beds and 600 mattresses.'Pictured are Trish Preston, clinical advisor for Medstrom Healthcare, 'Rajan Sethi, head of procurement and commercial at BFW Management Ltd (Atlas), Keith Dickinson, chief finance officer at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tracy Crumblholme, assistant director of nursing and quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Veronica Cordero Jimenez, staff nurse at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

New beds at Fylde Coast hospitals could stop infections

The trust which runs Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the Clifton Hospital in St Annes is replacing 800 beds and 600 mattresses.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital exhibit tells of hospital past ahead of party

An exhibit of old photographs, some of which were taken from The Gazette’s own archives, has been opened at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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Coun David Collett

More help needed to give Blackpool's vulnerable ‘a voice’

A series of measures to ensure people with learning disabilities are not disadvantaged when it comes to health care have been approved by councillors.

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Blackpool Carers Centre

Advice group for carers as been created by Trinity Hospice and Blackpool Carers Centre

A new course aimed at giving unpaid carers the support and information they need to look after a loved one at home has been launched.

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Sophie Ward visiting the pandas in Beijing at the age of 14

'A tick bite while visiting pandas in China ruined my life'

Sophie Ward was a champion swimmer on the cusp of following her Olympic dream - but her life took a massive downward plunge when she became plagued with a multitude of health issues that baffled doctors.
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