Plan to ban A&E walk-ins without referral

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or 111, a health official has said.

Who should get the flu jab?

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.
Planned - or elective - operations could be put on the back burner

Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended for months

Routine operations could "cease for several months" if hospitals have to deal with a major flu outbreak this winter, an expert has warned.

Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury

Parents urged to use door safety catches to prevent thousands of hand injuries

Parents are being urged to use door safety catches to prevent their children suffering serious hand injuries.

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Galloway's Society for the Blind hosts a Low Vision Roadshow in Preston and Chorley

A blind charity is hosting Low Vision Roadshows across the county.

An embarrassed 31 percent admitted they lie to friends and family

A quarter of British couples no longer sleep in the same bed

Almost a quarter of British couples NO LONGER sleep in the same bed as their partner, according to a new study.

It was previously advised that vulnerable groups should not eat runny eggs

New advice on soft boiled eggs, 30 years since salmonella crisis

Pregnant women, infants and the elderly can now safely eat runny eggs carrying the British Lion mark following new advice from the food safety watchdog almost 30 years after the salmonella crisis.

How parents can tell if their child is obese

How parents can tell if their child is obese and what can be done

As a major study highlights soaring rates of childhood and adolescent obesity around the world, we asked experts how parents can tell if their child is obese.

County Coun Shaun Turner

New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

Smoking kills 1,673 adults in Lancashire each year and is costing millions of pounds in care costs.

Would you go to work if you had the flu?

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before taking a day off sick

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before they took a day off sick, revealing a "worrying" attitude to taking time off, a new study reveals.
Health bosses in Lancashire received almost 5,300 written complains last year - up on the previous year

REVEALED: Hundreds of Lancashire patients make NHS complaints

Health chiefs in Lancashire saw the number of complaints they receive jump last year, new figures reveal.

Many pensioners blamed financial reasons for stress

Nearly one in five new retirees 'feel more stressed than when they were working'

Nearly one in five people who have retired in the past 10 years are more stressed now than when they worked, research suggests.

Have a go at... BodyPump

An exercise started originally in New Zealand by Les Mills in 1991 using barbells and adjustable weights to tone and condition muscles whilst raising metabolic rate for rapid fat burning.
The Duchess of Cambridge

Kate's morning sickness can distress women for six months after birth

Severe morning sickness can lead to "emotional distress" for up to six months after pregnancy, a study suggests.

Rebecca and Andy Grice who held a party for Rosemere

Adlington mum hosts tea party for Rosemere

A Chorley mum made tea and sandwiches for her neighbours and raised £700 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Most people have suffered work-related mental health issues but often risk "serious repercussions" if they raise the problem

Workers concerned of repercussions if they reveal mental health issues

Most people have suffered work-related mental health issues but often risk "serious repercussions" such as demotion or even dismissal if they raise the problem, a study reveals.

Staff are demanding for better parking facilities at Royal Preston Hospital

Lancashire nurse demands better hospital parking facilities

Staff at Royal Preston Hospital have described parking facilities as ‘unsafe and unfair’, with demands for improvements made to hospital bosses.
MP Lindsay Hoyle with Alzheimers Society staff in Chorley

Dementia friends project launches in Chorley

Alzheimer’s Society is launching a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia and make Chorley a dementia friendly town.

Paula Delaney from Southport as Amy Housewine

Miss Junior Preston joins forces with top Amy Winehouse tribute for charity close to the heart

Former Miss England Elizabeth Grant and Junior Miss Preston Jessica Jackson will take to the stage with one of Europe's best live tribute acts for a special event in the city next weekend

Paul Baxter went to hospital complaining about a persistent cough

Playmobil traffic cone removed from man's lungs by Royal Preston Hospital doctors...FORTY years later

Doctors in Preston suspected a dad of two had cancer after a dark mass was found in his chest - only to discover it was actually a toy he inhaled 40 years earlier as a child.
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