Resort GPs will turn away hay fever sufferers with no ‘clear clinical need’

Hay fever sufferers have been told to buy treatment over the counter – and told their GP won’t prescribe it unless there is a ‘clinical need’.

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Yesterday and today, from left, James, Tom and Chris Poyner

Bodybuilding is a real family affair

Brothers who reached the top of the natural body building world are to compete together in the same competition.

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Could you give blood?

More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

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Kevin Toole

Fylde and Wyre patients urged to use internet

People visiting their doctors in Fylde and Wyre this week will be given demonstrations of how to book appointments and order prescriptions over the internet.

More than 10-people-a-week are diagnosed with diabetes on the Fylde coast

Bid to tackle huge rise in diabetes on Fylde coast

Health chiefs are rolling out plans to tackle the growing diabetes problem on the Fylde coast.

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Technician Janette Williams (right) tests a sample of water at a United Utilities laboratory in Warrington, to check for traces of the microscopic bug cryptosporidium

Water firm in dock over crypto saga

Water provider United Utilities is being taken to court for the cryptosporidium incident in Lancashire almost two years ago.

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Could you give blood?

Call to recruit extra blood donors in Lancashire

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Lancashire to start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week, which starts on Monday..

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Lancashire Care Foundation Trust has confirmed that Rydon Maintenance - a subsidiary of the Rydon Group - currentlyprovides facilities management to around 780 buildings on behalf of the Trust including Guild Lodge in Preston and the Harbour in Blackpool.

Group at centre of London blaze investigation has Lancashire NHS contract

A group which refurbished the London tower block devastated by a huge inferno was contracted to carry out fire safety services in hundreds of NHS buildings across Lancashire, it has been revealed.
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Hospital training programme accredited

Hospital training programme accredited

A ‘pioneering’ hospital training programme, aimed at helping nurses ‘gain skills quickly and effectively’, has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Greta with Mr Hearty

Blackpool nurses put their big heart into it

A ‘hearty’ character was the special guest at a research awareness event for the public and staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital yesterday.

Professor Kevin Webb, from Manchester Adult CF Centre at University Hospitals of South Manchester, cutting the ribbon at the launch event

New unit joy for CF sufferers in Lancashire

A Fylde coast health trust has launched the first new Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service in the UK for 40 years.

Michael Owen was walking on Nicky Nook when he was knocked over by dogs causing serious injury to his leg

£2000 apology for dog attack victim

A pensioner has issued a heartfelt plea for the woman whose dogs left him with a serious injury to get in touch – so he can tell her everything will be OK.

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Dancing with dementia

Last call for dancing day in the ballroom

Today is the last chance to get tickets for next week’s Dancing with Dementia event.

Blackpool professional boxer Jack Arnfield officially opens the extension at Over Wyre Medical Centre

Boxing champ opens £1m extension

The gloves were off as boxing champion Jack Arnfield opened the £1m extension at a Wyre doctors’ surgery.

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Nicky, Michelle and Lisa with their guide dogs

Blind trio take on 3,000ft mountain

A trio of visually impaired women from Blackpool are getting set to take on the challenge of climbing one of England’s highest mountains to raise funds for Guide Dogs.

Irene Kay

Family’s upset over care bill for dead mum

A brother and sister have asked County Hall bosses to review how they deal with bereaved families after being sent a debt-chasing letter days after their mum’s death.

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Volunteers from the North West Blood Bikes collect the box covers from members of the Charity Trust Fund at Springfields

Fylde workers give blood charity boost

Nuclear workers have provided £4,000 to help equip volunteer motorcyclists to deliver much-needed blood and medical supplies across the North West.


Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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No review for nurse who did not try to revive ‘dead’ woman after backlash

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said it will not be reviewing the case of a Poulton nurse who was reprimanded for not giving a visibly dead woman CPR.

The standardised green packets aim to discourage young people from ever taking up smoking.

Graphic cigarette pack warnings aim to stop youngsters smoking

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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