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A&E ‘chaos’ as cancer patient has 10-hour wait

A woman who took her elderly father to Chesterfield Royal over Christmas has described the experience as ‘shockingly bad’.

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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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Bird Flu warning, poultry keeper Nyree Clark with one  of her empty coops after all her birds were moved inside

Bird flu advice ‘being ignored’ says Chesterfield chicken keeper

An animal-lover says she is angry with the ‘irresponsible’ people who are flouting the Government’s bird flu advice.

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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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Drug and alcohol service could move near to Chesterfield shops

A service which supports people suffering from drug and alcohol misuse could be moving to the heart of Chesterfield, the Derbyshire Times has discovered this afternoon.
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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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Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Many of Derbyshire’s pharmacies will be closed over the festive period.

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Students and staff at the Chesterfield College automotive centre in Christmas fancy dress.

Chesterfield College students join fight against skin cancer

Students and staff at Chesterfield College’s automotive centre donned Christmas fancy dress for a very good cause last week.

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Chemist opening times

NHS England North Midlands is warning that not all pharmacies will be open over the festive season.

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Cases of Norovirus are expected to rise

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The Winter Vomiting bug also know as Norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?
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Chesterfield Royal Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department.

Chesterfield Royal doctor asks patients to think twice about using A&E this Christmas

A senior A&E doctor from Chesterfield Royal has urged patients to think carefully about how they use the health service this winter.

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Derbyshire Times launches campaign to raise vital cancer care funds

Derbyshire Times launches campaign to raise vital cancer care funds

This week we’re launching a very special appeal - and we need YOUR help!

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Daniel Pearson, 32, his wife Lyndsey, 30, and their two children, Stanley and Florence, both one, from Dronfield

Family’s holiday illness nightmare sees baby son treated at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

A family who became so ill on holiday one of their baby children ended up in hospital are taking legal action.

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How the �9 million building will look when it is complete.

VIDEO: Royal Hospital’s new cancer centre ‘taking shape’

A new video showing progress on the £9 million NGS Macmillan Cancer Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital has been released.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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Alzheimers Society CEO Jeremy Hughes (centre) visiting Stewart Medical Centre in Buxton with the Dementia Friendly General Practice Pilot team.

‘Dementia-friendly’ pilot project nominated for top gong

A pioneering project designed to make Derbyshire GP practices more ‘dementia-friendly’ has been nominated for a top award.

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