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Suffolk dementia services change leaves users worried about help groups

The charity behind a new Suffolk dementia service has been criticised for failing to keep users informed of what is happening to the existing groups they use.

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VIDEO: 60 seconds can save a child’s life - parents need to know these lifesaving skills

A new study of 2,000 parents reveals millions of children’s lives are at risk because their mums and dads don’t have the appropriate life-saving skills.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Millions of pounds could be saved if more pharmacists prescribed medicines

Millions of pounds could be saved if more pharmacists prescribed medicines, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Drive to save cash is putting funding for treatments in direct competition with one another

NHS IN CRISIS: Drive to save cash is putting funding for treatments in direct competition with one another

The drive to save cash in the NHS is putting funding for treatments in direct competition, a charity has warned.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.

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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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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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Melton charities handed thousands in donations

Thousands of pounds have been handed over to two charities in the Melton borough by the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons,

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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Cancer patient Rob’s gruelling challenge

A Melton cancer patient who has survived after being given just six months to live in 2015 is preparing to take on a 78-mile charity cycle ride.

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Bird flu outbreak threatens free range status for Melton egg producers

Poultry farmers and smallholders in Melton have been warned they face losing the free range status for their eggs if they don’t comply with new tighter restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of Bird Flu.

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Campaign gathers pace to save children’s heart unit

A campaign to save a children’s hospital heart unit used by patients in Melton and Rutland has accelerated with the delivery of a 130,000-name petition to the Prime Minister’s residence and a second protest march through Leicester.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘We need national publicity of the issues we have campaigned on locally for years’ – your letters

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘We need national publicity of the issues we have campaigned on locally for years’ – your letters

We asked readers to write in with their own stories and suggestions about the NHS in response to our investigation this week.

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NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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Parents who think child has scarlet fever warned to consult GP after cases rise

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England.

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The Great NHS Gamble - what have we investigated and why?

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson asserted that the National Health Service was as “the closest thing the English people have to a religion”.

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