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Men - don’t suffer in silence about cancer

How many men do you know who find it difficult to talk about their feelings? Chances are there are quite a few, so when it comes to dealing with a cancer diagnosis there could be a lot of men suffering in silence.

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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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WATCH & LISTEN: Derbyshire man sings song to raise mental health awareness

A Derbyshire man has written a song to raise awareness of mental health.

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Babington Hospital closure: NHS reviewing results of public engagement

Babington Hospital closure: NHS reviewing results of public engagement

Health leaders are now reviewing the feedback on plans to move health services from Babington Hospital to a new, facility in Belper town centre.

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Many Derbyshire pharmacies will be closed over the Easter weekend

Which Derbyshire pharmacies are open over Easter?

Pharmacies are always a great place to go for advice and medication when you're feeling a little under the weather.
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Christine Ongoma, right, with Amanda Wildgust, head of people services at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust.

Belper health centre reservist appointed to Armed Forces champion role

A clinical trainee at a Belper medical centre has been appointed as a ‘Reserves Champion’ in recognition of her sideline career in the military.

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Take part in Nordic walking taster session as part of the health and wellbeing day at Strutt Street Co-operative on Friday, April 6.

Belper supermarket to host community health and wellbeing day

Amber Valley Borough Council are teaming up with a Belper supermarket for a wellbeing event next month.

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service leaders Terry McDermott and Judi Beresford, with Dying to Work patron Jacci Woodcock, Rob Johnston of the TUC and Fire Brigades Union secretary Chris Tapp.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue back Dying to Work employment rights campaign

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has become the latest employer to sign a charter pledging to help employees who become terminally ill at work.

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EMAS issues warning about reduced Patient Transport Service due to severe weather

The East Midlands Ambulance Service has revealed that its Derbyshire Patient Transport Service and hospital clinics will only be transporting patients leaving hospital and those with appointments for vital treatment such as chemotherapy and dialysis.

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VIDEO: East Midlands Ambulance Service reveal how vehicles prepared

A member of staff at the East Midlands Ambulance Service depot in Alfreton has revealed how she prepares each vehicle for duty in an online video.

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Drivers advised to avoid A50 eastbound following traffic collision

Drivers advised to avoid A50 eastbound following traffic collision

Drivers are being advised to steer clear of the A50 eastbound following a multi-vehicle collision between Junctions 1 and 2.

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Weight Watchers consultant Donna Curley, whose groups include Belper, Allestree, and Holbrook, has been encouraging members to help feed homeless people in Derby city centre.

Belper Weight Watchers group step up efforts to help feed the homeless

Amber Valley slimming clubs resisted the temptations of January by stepping up their regular donations to a Derby homelessness charity.

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Doctor Marco La Malfa says Valentine's Day is an opportunity to show care for men's health.

Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart

A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer.

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Staff and volunteers at Treetops Hospice Care charity shop in Duffield are celebrating the first anniversary of their opening with a 20 per cent discount sale

Duffield charity shop celebrates first anniversary with discount sale

Staff at a Duffield charity shop are celebrating their first anniversary of opening with a discount sale to support vital hospice services.

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Ilkeston firefighters hosted a 12 hour CPR Marathon fundraiser for the BHF. Pictured are firefighters Dan Davies, Darren Bishop, Mark Burnham, Steve Blackett and Steve Cook, Jayne Clifford regional support manager for BHF and Tesco staff members Sarah Barnatt and Liz Wright.

Firefighters’ CPR marathon fundraiser shares life-saving skills with shoppers

Derbyshire firefighters have been teaching supermarket shoppers valuable life-saving skills during a charity fundraiser for two very worthy causes.

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Nigel Davidson, centre, collected his British Citizen Award from TV presenter Matt Allwright and awards sponsor Nathan Rous.

Heage businessman receives British Citizen Award for charity work

A businessman from Heage has received a national award for services to volunteering and charitable giving over more than 20 years.

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NHS Southern Derbyshire have launched a ten-week public consultation on plans to close Babington Hospital and relocate services to a new site in Derwent Street, Belper.

Public consultation on closure of Babington Hospital sparks criticism

Healthcare leaders are asking Belper residents to have their say on plans to move services from Babington Hospital to a new, purpose-built facility.

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COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions in just eight months.

Warning to motorists after ambulance crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions

Crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were involved in 90 road traffic collisions that were not their fault in just eight months.

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The map shows most of Derbyshire in red.

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas in Derbyshire worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across Derbyshire has been revealed.
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