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NHS England proposes new standards for congenital heart disease services

NHS England today (Monday) launched a 12-week consultation on standards which aim to drive high quality care for children and adults with congenital heart disease wherever they live, throughout their lives. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) refers to birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart. These range from severe life threatening conditions that […]

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Freshers urged to get vaccinated against Meningitis C before starting university

Young people from Kent and Medway, due to enter university for the first time this autumn, are being encouraged to get the Meningitis C vaccine booster. Meningococcal group C disease is a rare but life-threatening disease that occurs mainly in young children and young adults. Young people are at a greater risk of catching meningitis […]

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Putting Sustainability into Practice: Actions for a Healthy and Sustainable Society conference 1 October 2014

On Wednesday 1 October 2014 NHS, public health and social care professionals, from the South will come together in Reading to discuss how to create a sustainable health and social care system. Sustainability is an important issue for health and social care. A recently published national Sustainable Development Strategy describes the vision for a sustainable […]

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What should I do in an emergency booklet for Kent and Medway residents

The Kent Resilience Forum, a multi-agency group including NHS England which brings local partners together to determine how they would respond to an emergency within the community, has produced the a booklet to provide key advice to people in Kent and Medway about what to do in various emergency situations. Please do share the booklet […]

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More eye screening centres planned for diabetes patients in Kent and Medway

A new provider of eye screening services for people with diabetes in Kent and Medway will make it easier for patients to receive the care they need, closer to home. After a rigorous procurement process, NHS England (Kent and Medway) has named Medical Imaging UK Limited as the new provider of the local diabetic eye […]

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Concord Medical Centre to take over GP contract at St. Martins Surgery, Knowle

A local GP Practice will provide services at St. Martins Surgery, Knowle in Bristol for a twelve month temporary period following the recent resignation of the current partners. NHS England and Concord Medical Centre are in the final stages of agreeing a temporary contract starting from 15 September 2014. All services currently provided at the surgery continue. […]

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Pregnant women in Wiltshire urged to get free whooping cough vaccination

Health professionals from NHS England are urging pregnant women in Wiltshire to get vaccinated against whooping cough. This will protect their new baby during its first months from whooping cough, by passing on immunity from mother to child. Young babies are particularly at risk and can’t be vaccinated themselves until two months of age. On […]

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Pregnant women in Swindon urged to get free whooping cough vaccination

Health professionals from NHS England are urging pregnant women in Swindon to get vaccinated against whooping cough. This will protect their new baby during its first months from whooping cough, by passing on immunity from mother to child. Young babies are particularly at risk and can’t be vaccinated themselves until two months of age. On […]

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Pregnant women in Gloucestershire urged to get free whooping cough vaccination

Health professionals from NHS England are urging pregnant women in Gloucestershire to get vaccinated against whooping cough. This will protect their new baby during its first months from whooping cough, by passing on immunity from mother to child. Young babies are particularly at risk and can’t be vaccinated themselves until two months of age. On […]

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