This week we are celebrating our Advanced Practitioners as we join in with raising awareness of Advanced Practice Week which runs from 8-14 November, 2021.

Colleagues across East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust are celebrating National Allied Health Professionals Day today - a day to say thanks and celebrate all the amazing work AHP’s do across the Trust to provide Safe, Personal and Effective Care to our patients.

As part of the celebrations, we spoke to Alison Turner, Associate Director for Allied Health Professionals at the Trust.

To shine a spotlight on Black history in the making, we spoke to Lola Winter, a Mental Health Practitioner and Freedom to Speak Up Champion at the Trust, about her story working in the NHS and why she thinks it’s such an important month to recognise.

As the darkest evenings approach this winter, we are reminded how important it is to take care of our mental wellbeing. One of our Foundation Year (FY2) Doctors, Bethan Gay talks about the new found strength she has found by seeking support when she needed it the most in this inspiring blog.