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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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Stapleford paramedic joins elite hazard response team

Stapleford paramedic joins elite hazard response team

A Stapleford paramedic has become one of the latest recruits to a specialist team which responds to the most dangerous of emergencies.

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The new mayor of Erewash, Councillor Abey Stevenson.

Mayor of Erewash seeking teams for charity golf day

Golfers are being invited to tee-off for a charity golf day being hosted by Mayor of Erewash Councillor Abey Stevenson on Friday, April 28.

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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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As a hospital governor, Mike speaks to staff such as Clare Watson, Karen Hurst and Anne-Marie Simpson.

Ilkeston hospital volunteer sets out fundraising plans

As work on the new café and reception area at Ilkeston Community Hospital nears completion, the League of Friends who funded the work are already looking to the future.

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Frostbite: How to treat and what to do

Frostbite: How to treat and what to do

Frostbite happens when parts of the skin and other tissues freeze due to low temperatures. 

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A new mobile breast screening unit has been set up in Long Eaton.

Mobile breast screening service comes to Erewash

A mobile unit which makes it easier for women to attend breast screening appointments is being based in Long Eaton.

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Type 2 diabetes is often linked with lifestyle factors and conditions such as obesity.

NHS figures warn of diabetes rise in Derbyshire

The number of people in Derbyshire living with Type 2 diabetes has grown in the last five years according to new NHS figures released to coincide with Diabetes Prevention Week, January 16-20.

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Dr Duncan Gooch of Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group

Erewash gets £2m NHS boost for wellbeing partnership

An NHS pilot programme to promote wellbeing across Erewash has been given a new lease of life with a funding injection of more than £2million.

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Erewash has been chosen by the NHS as one of several areas across the UK trialling new models of service delivery.

Long Eaton GPs promote benefits of new same-day service

GP practices in Erewash say a new joint initiative is proving successful in ensuring patients can access primary care at short notice.

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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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Disability advocates to join Derbyshire health watchdog

Disability advocates to join Derbyshire health watchdog

A Derbyshire health and social care watchdog is teaming up with a learning disability charity to give young people a say on the quality of services.

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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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BODY MOT: Free health checks for Erewash residents

BODY MOT: Free health checks for Erewash residents

Free health checks for Erewash residents will be on offer throughout this year as part of the drive for healthier lifestyles.

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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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STOCK PICTURE:The 84-year-old pensioner from Sheffield was scammed out of 30,000

Help elderly neighbours and friends this festive season

With the festive season almost here, the NHS is Derbyshire is urging residents to take time to check on elderly relatives, friends and neighbours who may be alone or vulnerable this Christmas.

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