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Health

SEASON: Winter can be a trigger time for asthmatics

‘Cold weather can trigger asthma’ alert to sufferers

The condition can cause difficulties with memory, perception and processing

The condition that can see girls written off as clumsy kids...

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EXTRA CAPACITY: Royal Blackburn Hospital

Lancashire mental health care to share in £1bn boost

STRIKE: Junior doctors outside Royal Blackburn Hospital

IN PICTURES: Junior doctors strike outside Royal Blackburn Hospital

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Health boss raises concerns over future of four East Lancashire surgeries

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AWARD: Staff at the Castle Medical Group in Clitheroe Medical Centre receive a Quality Practice Award last year

Cash boost means more time with GP

Burnley General Hospital

East Lancashire hospitals find it hard to keep staff levels up

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CAMPAIGN: From left, Saeed Chaudary, MP Julie Cooper and Misfar Hassan hand over the petition to County Cllr Azhar Ali as they travelled to County Hall in Preston

Protest launched over cuts threat to health ‘lifeline’

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SITE: Burnley General Hospital is to get the new machine

New 3D printer will be ‘enormously helpful’ at Burnley General Hospital

INVESTMENT: Dr Paul Fourie, of Witton Medical Centre, Blackburn

Blackburn GP offers reassurance after ‘cash crisis’ claim

Electronic tool refers people to pharmacists

Electronic tool refers people to pharmacists

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FUNDRAISERS: The members of staff set off from the Blackburn Birth Centre to walk to Burnley

Hospital staff go on fundraising trek across East Lancashire

VALUED: East Lancashire hospitals’ personnel boss says foreign nurses are vital to ensuring safe staffing levels

Foreign nurses defended by East Lancashire hospital chief

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Live WebTV Show: Should the NHS really be footing the bill every time you need medical treatment?

Live WebTV Show: Should the NHS really be footing the bill every time you need medical treatment?

PROTEST: Junior doctors voice their opposition

Junior doctors in East Lancashire welcome renewed talks after strike action suspended

FEAR: Dr David Wrigley

£3.8bn boost for NHS ‘not enough’

VIDEO: How does your gut feel? Expert digestive health tips...

VIDEO: How does your gut feel? Expert digestive health tips...

HELP: The Linley-Wallbank family, from Blackburn, shared their personal experiences of how the disease has affected them after youngest child, nine-year-old daughter Kerry, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago

Blackburn family to help fight diabetes

HONOUR: Olympian Roger Black, Dr Neil Smith, Lady Camilla Halifax and Jez Such, both representing Macmillan, at the awards ceremony

East Lancashire GP praised for cancer project

Unpaid carers in Lancashire save NHS £338m

Unpaid carers in Lancashire save NHS £338m

IMPROVEMENT: The school now has a grading of ‘good’

Accrington school celebrating after rating boost from Ofsted

CARING: Acute Medical Unit nurses Debbie Jennings, Karen Vause, Rosie Akhtar and Emma Mort

Blackburn nurses offering box of religious items to help comfort the gravely ill

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New plans to improve hospital care in Lancashire

New plans to improve hospital care in Lancashire

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East Lancashire mental health trust warned over suicide risk

East Lancashire mental health trust warned over suicide risk

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FAREWELL: East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust medical education staff with American medical students who were working and training in East Lancashire

Staff and patients bid farewell to American medical students

Work to free up space in East Lancashire hospitals is starting

Work to free up space in East Lancashire hospitals is starting

SUPPORTIVE: Rachel Thorpe has won a nursing award for her work with parents who have lost a child

Devoted Burnley midwife ‘delighted’ to win national award

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust given £600 boost from generous patient

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust given £600 boost from generous patient

ROLE: The Rev Andrew Horsall (left) and bereave-ment co-ordinator Erin Bolton (right) present John Jackson with his bereave-ment champion badge

Honour for caring Blackburn porter who offers comfort to bereaved

SUCCESS: Jason and Kath Pawluk, Helen Collinge (Macmillan Pennine Lancashire Cancer Improvement Partnership project facilitator), Nazmun Usman (Macmillan involvement and insight co-ordinator) and Geraldine Greenwood

Hundreds of GPs sign up to address cancer mortality rate

VIDEO: What is the true cost of throwing away unused medication?

VIDEO: What is the true cost of throwing away unused medication?

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GESTURE: Rachael Chadwick and Joseph Shearns present a bespoke wooden crib, angel funeral gowns and baby loss keepsake boxes to staff

Couple fundraise for 'cold cot' to help families after stillbirth at Burnley General Hospital

DATE: Angie Ditchfield has been invited to speak at a conference in Seoul

Specialist Lancashire nurse to speak at international event in South Korea

Burnley General Hospital

Landmark in bid to end carers’ car parking fees at hospitals

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INFLUX: Royal Blackburn Hospital

Eighty Filipino nurses on way to Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals

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TRAGIC: Darcie-Rose

Coroner issues stark warning against co-sleeping

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Bloating: The cause and prevention

Bloating: The cause and prevention

INSIGHT: An inspection team from the Care Quality Commission is set to tour East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

East Lancashire hospitals under new scrutiny

Burnley General

Burnley General Hospital canteen given a ‘good’ rating

Royal Blackburn Hospital

Doctors in East Lancashire could strike over plans to rewrite contracts

HELP: Patients can have extended appointments

Older patients set to get more time with their doctors

LANDMARK: Darwen Tower, by Chris Newman, of Chorley

6 stunning images sent in by Lancashire Telegraph readers

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TOO SLOW: Cancer patients are not receiving their treatment quickly enough across East Lancashire

Cancer patients seen too slowly in East Lancashire

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SUPPORT: Carol Ratcliffe says screening is a life-saver

Cancer survivor backs screening bid as a life-saver

VIDEO: First look at new home for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

VIDEO: First look at new home for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Deadly bugs on the wane at East Lancashire hospitals

Deadly bugs on the wane at East Lancashire hospitals

Front-line care set to receive cash following cut in running costs

Front-line care set to receive cash following cut in running costs

CHECKING: A consultant analyses a mammogram for signs of breast cancer

More women urged to get breast cancer scan

BUSY: Blackburn A&E department

Royal Blackburn Hospital staff preparing for D-day inspection

WORRY: The number of kids vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella has fallen

Don’t shun MMR vaccine, say doctors

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