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Pancake day first aid

Hip hip hooray it’s pancake day!

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Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham

MP pushes Government to improve cancer drug data

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has written to the Department for Health over concerns for decision making in relation to genetic diseases.

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VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire.
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The bug is sweeping across schools in the UK.

Warning to parents over highly infectious bug sweeping UK schools

Shigellosis, a highly-infectious vomiting bug, is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.
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FEATURE: Day in the life of Derbyshire's Patient Transport Service

Derbyshire Patient Transport Services transports non-emergency patients with additional medical needs to hospital appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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NHS in crisis

NHS CRISIS: Health service in Derbyshire facing its biggest shake-up in a generation

The NHS in Derbyshire is facing its biggest shake-up in a generation with care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to slash £355m from the health service budget in the region.

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Amanda Hughes (left) in a one-to-one session with her latest recruit for Box to Beat Cancerher 85-year-old grandma Jenni Hughes.

Belper Boxercise fundraising event out to beat cancer

A wellbeing consultant from Belper is throwing her weight behind a national fundraising campaign for ovarian cancer charities, with a sponsored Boxercise event next month.

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The Walk for Life team and supporters celebrate the end of their 100-mile journey in Belper.

Belper Mayor’s Walk for Life raises £2,500 for charity

After reaching home and putting their feet up, Belper’s 100-mile Walk for Life heroes have totted up the total fundss they raised along the way.

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Tina put herself in the shoes of someone living with dementia to get a better understanding of the disease.

FEATURE: Virtual Dementia Tour changed my perception of disease

Tina Clough, of Derbyshire-based Poppy-PR, recently underwent a personal crusade to find out more about a disease which affects 850,000 people in the UK alone.

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Girling & Bowditch Vets issued this image of Alabama Rot

Vet chiefs assure dog owners after new case of Alabama Rot reported in UK

Veterinary chiefs have issued assurances for dog owners after a new case of the potentially fatal disease, Alabama Rot, was reported in the UK.
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A new mobile SOS system could help save millions from health budgets.

Mobile phone SOS system for elderly could save NHS ‘millions’

A British entrepreneur has launched an ‘SOS’ service for the elderly which turns any mobile phone into a personal alarm and promises to save families and the NHS millions of pounds a year.

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After three months growth, gardener Kev said he looked down and out.

Horsley Woodhouse pub beard bet raises £690 for charity

Regulars at a Horsley Woodhouse pub have raised more than £600 for charity after one of them won a bet by not shaving for three months.

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Belper stroke survivor gears up for charity run

Belper stroke survivor gears up for charity run

A former primary school headteacher from Belper is to mark a milestone in her recovery from a stroke with a sponsored run for charity.

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World Transplant Games champion Simon Elmore and Belper's Mayor Gary Spendlove

Belper mayor prepares for 100-mile Walk for Life

Belper’s mayor is putting the final touches to his plan for a 100-mile fundraising walk to promote the importance of the organ donor register.

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You can take simple steps to feel happier, according to Julie Westrupp.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Simple tips to boost your mood on 'Blue Monday'

A Derbyshire clinician has urged residents to take simple steps to improve their mood on so-called Blue Monday.
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Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

New year’s resolutions, surely most of us that make them break them? Especially on a dull January evening when you know there’s a half eaten box of Celebrations in the cupboard calling out to you.

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COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

If you ask most people what they feel the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 is within the UK, they will more than likely answer with a biological illness such as cancer, heart attacks or even road traffic accidents…and they would be wrong.

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POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

A leading GP has warned the family doctor service is ‘skating on thin ice’ this winter with some patients having to wait up to three weeks for an appointment.

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