Blood test clinics in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

The blood test clinics at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital are currently operating on a clinically urgent, appointment only basis as a result of reduced staffing.

This Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November 2020), residents are urged not to delay contacting their GP about lung cancer symptoms
NHS response to the Prime Minister's announcement 31 October 2020

Responding to the Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) 31 October 2020,

Celebs and lockdown heroes urge public to get cancer symptoms checked and attend routine appointments

Famous faces, including TV chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nadiya Hussein, and actress Emma Thompson are backing a major new campaign urging anyone concerned about cancer to get checked and to keep routine appointments, as new research found that even now, nearly half (48%) of the public would delay or not seek medical help at all.

Take part in a COVID-19 treatment trial from home

Lancashire and South Cumbria residents aged over 65 or aged 50 – 64 with an existing health condition are encouraged to take part in a trial for the treatment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The trial, run by the University of Oxford aims to find treatments for COVID-19 for people in the community who are at higher risk of complications. Working to find medicines that can help people get better quickly and stop them needing to go to hospital.