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Hay fever advice not to be sniffed at

Hay fever affects around one in four people in the UK with the main triggers being grass and pollen. Whilst the warmer than average weather remains, grass pollen count has been lingering in the higher levels, making everyday life miserable for hay fever sufferers.  Amongst the list of bothersome symptoms are sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose […]

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LOCAL HEALTH AND CARE HEROES AMONG WINNERS OF NHS70 AWARDS

Staff and volunteers representing the NHS in the North have been honoured in parliament as a part of a special, one-off competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM and Teva, were launched in February to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS. MPs […]

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NHS recruitment campaign launched in landmark 70th year

As the NHS launches its biggest ever recruitment campaign, new research shows the special place that its staff hold in the hearts of people in the region. Doctors and nurses top the poll as the most trusted and respected professions for people in the region, according to the research carried out for the major new […]

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Iconic buildings to light up blue to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday!

Iconic landmarks and buildings across the North will be lighting up in blue on the evening of 5 July to say ‘Happy Birthday’ to the NHS and to recognise its special place in our lives. As well as lighting up landmarks, events are being organised by and for staff, hospital trusts and healthcare organisations to mark […]

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Supporting people with a learning disability gain employment

NHS England is in support of an initiative which is helping people with learning disabilities gain employment. The North Regional Transforming Care team, as part of a National programme, is working towards helping people who have previously had to rely on services to live independently.  Part of this involves linking up with voluntary organisations and […]

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Light up blue and help celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday

Landmark buildings in towns and cities across the UK are helping the NHS celebrate as it turns 70 this summer. The big day is July 5 and events are being organised by and for staff, hospital trusts and healthcare organisations to mark the seventieth birthday in style. As part of the celebrations a number of […]

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The NHS is urging people to be prepared for the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend

NHS bosses are encouraging people to make sure they have all they need for the bank holiday by picking up repeat prescriptions in order to prevent them from running out of essential medicine and becoming ill. People are also reminded they can get expert medical advice on a range of common illnesses at their pharmacist […]

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NHS70 celebrates innovation in general practice mental health services

A Lancashire general practice is transforming care for patients with anxiety and depression after creating a team of mental health nurses. Mount View Practice in Fleetwood invested in nine mental health nurses to provide dedicated local support after finding that half of patients attending appointments had a mental health condition as their main or secondary […]

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HEALTH AND CARE HEROES TO REPRESENT NORTH IN NHS BIRTHDAY AWARDS

The NHS in the North has today (Friday 18th May) revealed the ten individuals and teams it has chosen as regional champions in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The champions – including Victoria’s Voice Youth Forum and Healthier Fleetwood – will now vie with other regional winners from across England for […]

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