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Now is the time to invest seriously in the NHS says the RCM

There must be long-term investment in the NHS and its staff to prevent the service haemorrhaging its people says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), responding to a report on


NHS Sets Up Specialist Young People’s Services in £100m Long Covid Care Expansion

The NHS has set up specialist Long Covid services for children and young people as part of a £100 million expansion of care for those suffering from the condition.  The 15


NHS pelvic health clinics to help tens of thousands of women across the country

Ten of thousands of pregnant women and new mums will receive support to prevent and treat incontinence and other pelvic floor issues, thanks to new clinics set up by the


Local NHS Chief Urges People To Get Vital Second Jab

As the largest ever NHS vaccination programme enters its last lap the North West Regional Director of Commissioning has encouraged local residents to come forward for their first jab and


Local GP and Professor to lead national effort to improve learning disability care

Pendle GP Dr Umesh Chauhan who is also Professor in Primary Care Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a partner in a new project to improve the


COVID-19 cases ‘rising exponentially’ in England, study finds

COVID-19 cases are “rising exponentially” across England, with the latest estimates putting the R number at 1.44. Infections increased by 50% between 3 May and 7 June coinciding with the


Classic coronavirus symptoms ‘changing’ as expert urges government to update list

A leading COVID-19 symptoms researcher has called on the government to update the list of “classic” symptoms of the virus. Professor Tim Spector, co-founder of the ZOE COVID symptom study,


BMA research finds doctors are suffering ‘emotional’ and ‘psychological’ distress because they cannot give patients the treatment and care they need

New research by the BMA has revealed doctors are suffering ‘moral distress’ and even ‘moral injury’ because they cannot give their patients the care and support they want to when


25 COVID variants being monitored – and without restrictions Delta could push R to 7, PHE chief says

There are 25 coronavirus variants “under monitoring”, Public Health England’s strategic COVID-19 response director has told MPs. Dr Susan Hopkins told the Science and Technology Committee: “We’re living in a



New Longton Cricket Club was the venue recently for the third annual cricket match between a team representing The Church of England in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese) and a team from Lancashire Council