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'Reservoir Docs' depicts violence against staff says union

Staff at Blackpool Victoria hospital have come under fire for their 'Reservoir Docs' video to encourage staff to get vaccinated against flu.

Sean Gibson from Unison told us:

"The video actually depicts acts of violence against NHS staff. We appreciate what the message was meant to be and Unison supports the vaccination of staff."

He went on to say: "There has been over 50,000 attacks on NHS staff over the last year alone by the general public. Whether this is tongue in cheek or not the depiction of violence against staff on trust property we have problems with.

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'Reservoir Docs' encourage Blackpool NHS staff to get flu jab

Staff at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have come up with a unique way to urge staff to get the flu jab.

They've used the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film 'Reservoir Dogs,' to highlight the importance of getting immunised, including the infamous, ear cutting scene.

The video has come in for criticism from some groups because it's connection to the super violent film.


Manchester birthplace of NHS is threatened with cuts

it was where the National Health Service was born in 1948.

But campaigners say Trafford General Hospital is threatened by cuts which seriously threaten its place in the community and the history of our country.

The trust which runs the hospital, which is in Davyhulme, plan to reduce the hours of the A&E department and to close two other major units.

But those fighting to keep the intact say their efforts are vital as the NHS marks 65 years.

Sarah Rogers reports.

Protests outside Trafford General on NHS anniversary

Protests at Trafford General Hospital against planned cuts to services Credit: ITV Granada

It's 65 years today since the NHS was founded at Trafford General Hospital.

However campaigners are angry at proposed changes to the hospital's services and are protesting outside.

A card for David Cameron with quote from Nye Bevan who opened the first NHS hospital in 1948 Credit: ITV Granada


65 years since the NHS was founded in Trafford

It's 65 years today since the NHS was founded at Trafford General Hospital.

A special ceremony is being held this afternoon to mark the anniversary.

Trafford General Hospital Credit: Press Association

But celebrations will be matched by demonstrations. Campaigners are angry at proposed changes to the hospital's services and are planning a protest.

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Landmarks in the history of the NHS

  • 1948: First free hospital opened in Manchester
  • 1958: First full hip replacements was carried out
  • 1962: Contraceptive pill made available as a prescription to married women
  • 1978: World's first test-tube baby was born
  • 1988: Breast and cervical screening programme introduced for all women
  • 1991: NHS Trusts established to make services more responsive to local needs
  • 1998: Launch of NHS Direct service
  • 2000: NHS walk-in centres launched
  • 2009: Care Quality Commission launched as new healthcare regulator

Women at risk of breast cancer to be given drugs

New guidelines say thousands of women should be given a "pill a day" to drastically cut their chances of breast cancer.

Research, partly carried out in Manchester, says women with a family history of the disease should be offered the drugs as an alternative to surgery.

Victoria Grimes has been to meet one woman from Lancashire who says the new approach cannot come soon enough.

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