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Care home rated as 'good' following inspection from Government health regulator

A north Derbyshire care home has been rated good by the Government health regulator.

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VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire.
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The bug is sweeping across schools in the UK.

Warning to parents over highly infectious bug sweeping UK schools

Shigellosis, a highly-infectious vomiting bug, is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.
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FEATURE: Day in the life of Derbyshire's Patient Transport Service

Derbyshire Patient Transport Services transports non-emergency patients with additional medical needs to hospital appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
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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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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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Future of Derbyshire hospitals will be decided in Spring

Future of Derbyshire hospitals will be decided in Spring

Health chiefs have said a decision on the future of dementia wards and community beds at hospitals across the north of the county will now not be made until the spring.

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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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Angela's dad in Chesterfield A&E on December 30, 2016.

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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