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Medical Students Vote the Trust 2nd Best Teaching Placement

LANCASHIRE and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust's Medical Education Team has been named the 2nd "Best Teaching Placement" by medical students from Manchester University. As part of their studies, 4th year students, at Manchester University's Medical School, each year spend 4 week placements at various NHS providers in the North West. The students undergo placements in 13 health related specialties that include:- Psychiatry, GP, Orthopaedics, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Children's Health, Women's Health, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Breast, Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) and old age. To provide students with experience in mental health, placements in psychiatry are provided by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

Having attended 13 different placements at various NHS providers in 2019, students from Manchester University voted the Trust 2nd place for:- 'Best Teaching Placement in Year 4.' This is the 1st time that the Trust has come 2nd, having only reached 3rd place in 2018.

Stephanie Glenhomes, Administrator with the Medical Education Team, was awarded joint 3rd place for:- 'Best Non Clinical Staff Member involved in Undergraduate Medical Education,' Dr Simon Belderbos, the Trust's Undergraduate Lead, was voted 2nd place for:- 'Best Themed Case Discussion Facilitator in Year 4' and Dr Emily Kaye, Specialist Trainee Doctor, was voted second place for:- 'Best Consolidation/Student Led Revision Session.'

Kate Cookson, Medical Education Facilitator at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, said:- "This is a fantastic achievement and really shows what great work we're doing at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust to invest in the future by providing medical students with excellent placements. The Trust's Medical Education Team would like to acknowledge and thank all the staff in the clinical areas that the medical students attend for their valuable input into the student's teaching, which is key in delivering an award winning undergraduate programme."

The 'Annual Undergraduate Teaching Awards' were organised by Lancashire Teaching Hospital and held on 1 October 2019, at Royal Preston Hospital Education Centre.  Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides placements to medical students, from 4 Universities:- Manchester University, University of Lancaster, Liverpool University and the University of Central Lancashire. On Graduating, the students become Trainee Doctors.

Edge Hill University student selected for England Women's Rugby squad

WOMEN'S rugby is experiencing unprecedented growth and the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology student is flying the flag for the sport; being described by England Rugby League as:- "an outstanding young player" and praised for demonstrating:- "growth, integrity, pride, commitment and resilience."

Speaking about being picked for the squad, Rebecca said:- "I am privileged to be selected to board that plane and hopefully pull on that England shirt and represent my country over in Papua New Guinea. It will be an amazing experience, being able to explore the different cultures and perform at the highest level."

The 21 Year Old from Bolton is also set to receive a Sports Scholarship Award next month by Edge Hill University in recognition of her sporting achievements, which include being part of the Wigan Warriors team that won the 2018 Women's Super League in its debut season in the competition. In the same year, she was selected for England Rugby League's National Performance Programme and went on to represent England in a test match against France.

A keen ambassador for females playing rugby, Rebecca says she's proud to see a surge in women taking up the sport. She been supporting the new Women in Rugby brand identity and landmark global campaign:- 'Try and Stop Us,' which is aimed at driving increased participation and engagement among fans, audiences, players and investors in the women's game.

"The increase in the publicity and media around Women's Rugby League has helped the growth of the game massively, with televised games, better experiences and opportunities. The growth of the game just keeps on giving, and the enjoyment that comes with participating in the game is something I thrive on. I'm proud to see the increasing numbers of girls that are trying out the sport, helping to meet the aim for the 2021 world cup; for 21,000 women and girls to play rugby league by 2021." said Rebecca.

Watch the team in action as they are set to face Papa New Guinea (PNG) in Goroka, on Saturday, 9 November 2019, before a second test in Port Moresby, on Saturday, 16 November 2019, as a precursor to the 'Great Britain Rugby League Lions' final game, also against PNG in the capital.

If sport is your passion, Edge Hill University offers a number of degrees designed to prepare you for a diverse range of careers related to sport and physical activity. For more information visit:- EgeHill.AC.UK

Government pulls support for Fracking

RESIDENTS in and around Formby are breathing a sigh of relief after Aurora Energy confirmed it was seeking consent to drill, frack for shale gas and test 2 exploratory boreholes, on Sutton Lane, near Great Altcar village, on next to Formby Village. After the problems up the road at the UK's flagship hydraulic fracturing site, on Preston New Road, in the Fylde, Lancashire, many residents worried that the planning application to Lancashire County Council would lead to similar or worse issues. But a 2.9 magnitude earth tremor hit the Cuadrilla drilling in August and lead to the only company licensed to carry out the process suspending its operation. Now the Government has called a halt to all shale gas extraction, or fracking, within England amid fears about earthquakes.

However, this halt comes with a sting in its tail, as Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, stated that the ban will be imposed:- "until and unless" extraction is proved safe, so stopping short of an outright ban. This is backed up by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy who said that, after the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) concluded that further seismic activity could not be ruled out:- "further consents for fracking will not be granted" unless the industry:- "can reliably predict and control tremors linked to the process" and can provided:- "compelling new evidence" to support it.

A local anti fracking campaigner said:- "I'm cautiously optimistic, but we cannot let our guard down yet. We need to keep an eye open to challenge any compelling new evidence that might suddenly be provided in the future. But for now, all of us within our local community, along with the many campaigners and environmentalists who have been battling the Government's pursuit of shale gas for longer than us in Formby, should take time out to celebrate."

This again marks yet another major U-turn for the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who once referred to fracking as:- "glorious news for humanity" and urged the UK to:- "leave no stone unturned or unfracked."

What are your thoughts on this? Please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

Did you know? Cuadrilla company is registered in the UK and is owned 48% by AJ Lucas, an Australian specialist service provider to the energy, mining and infrastructure sector, 45% by Riverstone Holdings, a private equity company, and the remaining 7% by Cuadrilla employees (including former employees). 

Also, did you know that:- Fracking is also known as hydraulic fracturing? The process involves pumping underground at high pressure, water, chemicals and sand in order to fracture shale rock and release trapped oil and gas.

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