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Our latest press releases, news stories and events.

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Take a sneaky peak at our new website

We’re excited to announce that our new website has entered its 'beta testing' phase and is now available to view. If you would like an early preview of our new website please click on the link below. As this is a beta version, we’re still in the process of testing everything works as it should. We still have bugs to fix, content to add and glitches to iron out before the website is officially launched.

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Skin doctors seek new treatment for psoriasis

Dermatology specialists at Bradford Hospitals are hoping to find new ways to treat patients with early stage psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It affects around two per cent of people in the UK and can start at any age, but most often develops in adults under 35 years old. The condition affects men and women equally and the severity of psoriasis varies greatly from person to person. For some people it's just a minor irritation, but for others it can have a major impact on their quality of life.

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New non-executive directors join Bradford Hospitals' board

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed three new non-executive directors to its Board of Directors. Barrie Senior, Trudy Feaster-Gee and Jon Prashar have a wealth of experience to bring to the Trust. Barrie is the new chairman of the audit committee. He was born, educated and trained and qualified as a chartered accountant in Bradford. For five years prior to joining the Trust, Barrie was on the board of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

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Pilot scheme to aid care of vulnerable

The Red Bag Pathway, a pilot scheme to improve the care of vulnerable people, has been launched across the Bradford and Craven districts. More than 100 health and social care providers have signed up to the scheme to ensure personal information and possessions remain close to a person if they’re admitted to hospital. Around 50 care homes will initially use the distinctive red bag when residents are set for a spell in hospital. It will contain information about their health, medication and allergies as well as personal items like pyjamas and hearing aids.

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Fellowship for Bradford surgeon

A Bradford doctor has been presented with a Fellowship (without examination) in recognition of his contribution to educating the breast surgeons of the future. Rick Linforth, 49, has worked at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant oncoplastic breast and reconstructive surgeon since 2006. He was presented with his award at Manchester Town Hall by the president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) England, Professor Derek Alderson.

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Makeover for birthplace of Bradford babies

One of Bradford’s most well-known hospital buildings – the Women’s and Newborn Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary, is getting a much-needed £1.8 million makeover. The five-storey building on Smith Lane is being transformed to improve facilities for patients, thanks to the investment by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The unit, where over 200,000 babies have been born since it was built more than half a century ago, is in need of a revamp to improve patient comfort, make it more energy efficient and give it an attractive new look.

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Hospital services running normally despite snow

All services and clinics at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital are operating as normal despite the heavy snow. Patients and visitors are urged to check www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk for further alerts. A&E will be busy due to the bad weather conditions - please think carefully before attending so that our staff are free to deal with those patients who really need our help. For non-emergencies please contact your local pharmacist or GP or get advice from NHS 111 or www.nhs.uk.

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Mobile breast screening unit now in Dewsbury

More than 8,000 women from across Dewsbury and Birstall are being invited to take up their breast screening appointments. The Pennine Breast Screening Service mobile unit is now parked at Dewsbury District Hospital’s Healds Road entrance where it will remain until next July. During that time it’s hoped as many women as possible will take the opportunity to attend their appointments.

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Use your NHS wisely this Christmas

People throughout Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are being asked not to go to hospital accident and emergency units unless they have a serious or life-threatening condition. A&E departments and emergency services are particularly busy over the Christmas and New Year period and are not the best place to receive treatment quickly, unless you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening condition. Those attending A&E will be triaged and cared for in order of severity, so if you do attend for something that isn’t an emergency, you could be in for a prolonged wait wait.

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Trust celebrates Brilliant Bradford staff at annual awards night

The commitment, innovation and dedication of hospital staff has been celebrated at a special Brilliant Bradford awards ceremony. Dozens of awards have been presented to staff of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have demonstrated excellence in their field of work as well as to those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, putting patients at the heart of all they do. The awards ceremony, held at Bradford City Football Club and sponsored by Sovereign Health Care, applauded individuals and teams in a number of categories.

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