Losing someone close to you is always distressing, sometimes traumatic, and can be devastating. And when that person passes away in hospital, compassionate care is what we should all expect.

Research shows people enjoy working for organisations with good employment practices. They can attract and retain better talent, as well as improving workforce productivity.

‘How does the application of digital technology benefit our frontline teams in the delivery of care?“ This is a very important question that is being answered by Mark Johnson, Associate Director of Performance and Informatics.

Over the years there have been many innovations and developments in the pharmacy world. Choosing which ones to embrace and deciding which will most advance the service is complex.

Our patient Martin Simm was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2016 and sadly passed away in October the same year, aged just 40.

‘’Falls are an inevitable part of getting older’’, is a comment I hear a lot. But that is not correct.

Developing the role of the assistant practitioner is helping East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) ensure we have the right flexible mix of skills to meet patient needs and freeing up registered nurses to deliver what they have been uniquely trained for.