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Public meeting in Belper to put spotlight on local health services

The future shape of local health services will be put under the spotlight at a meeting in Belper between residents and NHS leaders.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Pauline Latham MP and Dani West at the annual CRY Parliamentary Reception at Westminister. Photo: Graham Whitby Boot.

Derbyshire MP backs campaign to reduce cardiac deaths

Mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has pledged her support for a campaign aimed at reducing the number of sudden cardiac deaths in young people.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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MP backs campaign to close autism employment gap

MP backs campaign to close autism employment gap

Mid-Derbyshire’s MP has backed a campaign calling on the Government to do more to help people with autism access job opportunities.

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First aid tips for firework night

First aid tips for firework night

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Daring duo triumph in epic feat for MS charity

Daring duo triumph in epic feat for MS charity

Two childhood friends have raised more than £1,000 for the MS Society by canoeing 100 kilometres across Scotland and climbing the UK’s three highest peaks.

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SHOCKING: Thousands of Derbyshire children are going hungry

Thousands of Derbyshire children are experiencing food poverty – and going to school underweight and undernourished.

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Tom Jackson (centre back) with his team of friends.

Belper football fans chip in £3,000 to help family of seriously ill child

Football fans helped raise £3,000 as they piled in to watch a charity match for the family of a seriously child.

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18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

Almost 100,000 people had to wait over 30 minutes to be transferred from an East Midlands ambulance to A&E in 2015/16, new figures show.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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ELECTRIC LIFELINE -- five-year-old Dylan Jones tries out his new electric wheelchair.

Pub chat leads to £10,000 wheelchair lifeline for terminally ill boy Dylan

A chance meeting in a Belper pub has led to the gift of a £10,000 lifeline for a five-year-old boy who is terminally ill.

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Plans for Long Eaton health facility given green light

Plans for Long Eaton health facility given green light

A new purpose-built facility for vulnerable people in need of specialist support is to open in Long Eaton after being granted planning permission.

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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws, which can be passed on to humans.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

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58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

Almost 60 serious incidents were reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in a year, new figures have shown.

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Belper mum calls on bakers to join stroke charity’s autumn campaign

Belper mum calls on bakers to join stroke charity’s autumn campaign

A stroke survivor from Belper is urging people to join a charity baking campaign this autumn to give more people like her a fighting chance.

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Derbyshire care home rated as inadequate

Derbyshire care home rated as inadequate

A Derbyshire care home has been rated as inadequate in the latest inspections by health watchdogs the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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