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“See you at 5pm on the 5th” Sunday 5 July marks the 72nd birthday of the NHS and we want to use this weekend to remind everyone to take part in the biggest ‘thank-you’ our region has ever seen. It will culminate in an epic pause for applause at 5pm on the 5th. This region-wide […]
A new NHS scheme has seen tens of thousands of people in the North West get a fast, safe, face-to-face consultation with a local pharmacist during the coronavirus pandemic. Since the programme went live ahead of winter, more than 58,000 people across the region have now benefited from the NHS Community Pharmacy Consultation Service – […]
The North West’s cancer centres are pulling out all the stops to ensure people can get convenient cancer care during the coronavirus pandemic. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Merseyside and The Christie Cancer Centre in Manchester have rapidly mobilised the use of phone and video consultations, with 85% of all patient appointments at Clatterbridge now […]
New online tools for people living with diabetes are now available across the North West on the NHS to help people manage their condition during the coronavirus pandemic. Three new services will allow people to manage their condition online, with a range of online videos and training available on each app for children and adults. […]
What to do if you have a dental problem during COVID-19 pandemic If you have a dental issue during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that you know how to access help when you need it. NHS commissioners in the North West team are working with Local Dental Committees and dental practices across the region […]
Social prescribing link workers in general practice have become a key support for shielded and vulnerable people across the North West during the Coronavirus pandemic. Social prescribing was a relatively new role in general practice before the pandemic, working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to help patients address multiple issues affecting their wellbeing and connecting […]
Name and role Danielle Marginson, Ward Sister, Surgical Day Case Unit, Royal Preston Hospital, LTHTR. On a typical day we have approx. 30-40 patients per day undergoing surgery under General or Local anaesthetic who are planned to be discharged the same day. We nurse patient’s pre and post-operatively including nurse-led discharge for a wide […]
Name and role Jessica Quayle Clinical Nurse Specialist – Nutrition Integrated Nutrition and Communication Services. On a typical day I travel from Manchester for an 8am start. Generally, I work Monday to Friday 8-5pm. However, every 6 weeks I work the weekend independently and run the service for both Preston and Chorley! I am […]
Name and role Danielle Dobson, Staff Nurse on MAU (Medical Admissions Unit) On a typical day… I am usually one of the admissions nurses on MAU. I start at 7:30am and help on the ward area of MAU, then I return to our admissions area where I help triage new admissions, take bloods and […]
Nichola Verstraelen – Clinical Team Lead Research Matron and National Institute for Health Research NIHR 70@70 Nurse
Name and role Nichola Verstraelen Clinical Team Lead Research Matron – Lancashire Teaching Hospitals National Institute for Health Research NIHR 70@70 Nurse, enabling research to be at the core of the NHS On a typical day… On a typical day I would be looking through a clinical drug trial protocol and assessing if it is […]