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The Great NHS Gamble: ‘We could save millions if pharmacists were able to prescribe’

As our series into the future of the NHS continues, we look at treatments for long term conditions such as coeliac disease, which patients are required to manage through lifestyle. AASMA DAY reports.

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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a local dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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Tina Kimberley and her husband Steven are taking part in the St Catherines Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk in tribute to her dad, Keith

Tina doubles up her fundraising efforts for hospice

A Fulwood woman will tackle back-to-back charity challenges in a bid to raise vital funds for dedicated hospice staff who have cared for her dad and grandmother.

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‘Mental health should not be a barrier to working’

‘Mental health should not be a barrier to working’

Twenty people who never thought they would work again due to mental health problems are back in employment in Preston thanks to a groundbreaking initiative by a charity. Brian Ellis talks to Stewart Lucas, chief executive of Lancashire Mind.

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Marketing manager Z�e Patterson of Chorley Building Society pictured in the centre with Susan Clemson, director of Finance and Technical Services on the right

Hospice to benefit from year-long fundraising drive

A building society in Chorley has unveiled St Catherine’s Hospice as their 2017 chosen charity.

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NHS plan focuses on strokes when they happen not aftercare

The Great NHS Gamble: ‘NHS plan focuses on strokes when they happen not aftercare’

In our continuing series of articles looking at Sustainability and Transformation Plans to shake up NHS services to save money, today The Great NHS Gamble looks at how specialist care could be affected.

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Logan Wrennall

Fund raising to help keep Rocket Ron DJ-ing

A heart-touching campaign to provide a DJ ‘studio’ for a 14-year-old disabled boy has Rocketed.

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Preston North End manager Simon Grayson with author Michael Barratt

Book launch charity boost

A Preston author has helped raise £1,400 for the Heartbeat charity through the sales of his new book

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The heartbreaking photo of Julie and Mike Bennet which went viral

X Factor singer to host a Leyland fund-raiser for the Bennet family

A Leyland singer is holding a fund-raiser for her best friend who lost both her parents to cancer.

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Roger Batty, from Freckleton, was given �15,000 by his dentist after taking legal action over poor treatment he received.

Patient’s £15,000 payout after ‘losing four teeth’

A pensioner who lost four teeth after his dentist allegedly failed to treat decay has been paid £15,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

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24,000 unfilled vacancies lead to concerns about nursing on cheap

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: 24,000 unfilled vacancies lead to concerns about ‘nursing on cheap’

As part of our continuing series of articles looking at Sustainability and Transformation Plans to shake up NHS services in a bid to save money, today The Great NHS Gamble looks at the staffing timebomb facing the service.

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From left to right, Lorien, two, Abbey, 13, Megan, nine, and Matilda, five, with their dad David Stott

Heart condition ‘nearly killed’ dad-of-four

A manager at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s heart unit almost died after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition.

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Probe into car blaze in resort

Probe into car blaze in resort

An investigation was under way today into a car blaze in Blackpool.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Kevin Poynton, from Lancashire Freemasons, handing over a certificate to acknowledge a grant of 30,000 to Cath Stanley, chief executive of the Huntingtons Disease Association and her staff

Organisation for people with Huntington's disease gets cash boost

An advisory service in the North West for people with Huntington’s disease can continue to take new referrals thanks to a £30,000 grant from Lancashire Freemasons.

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Talking to technology

NHS of the future: The technology that could replace your GP

As part of a detailed look at proposals to shake up the NHS to try and make major financial savings, the Johnston Press Investigations Unit looks at plans to increase technology use.

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Marsh House Care Home, Ulnes Walton

Home staff praised over improvements

A care home that faced being closed down over a series of failings has been judged to have made progress, but still ‘requires improvement’.

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Going back to Victorian times

From the deputy editor: Our born right?

It’s the one thing we can all claim to have in common - we were all born.

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Nursing staff at St Catherines Hospice, Lostock Hall

Wills Week raises thousands for St Catherine's Hospice

More than £25,000 has been handed to St Catherine’s Hospice thanks to solicitors waiving their will-writing fees in return for a donation to the charity.

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Going back to Victorian times

“We are at risk of returning to Victorian times with more women dying in childbirth.”

That’s the view of Jessica Ormerod, maternity spokesman for the National Health Action Party, which is fighting to save the NHS from being turned into a US-style health service,
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