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Derbyshire amputee died after taking fentanyl, inquest hears

An amputee died after taking a painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.

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COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

This week we offer advice on treating a fever . A fever is when a person has a persistent high temperature above 37°C (98.6°F).

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital says the extension of its emergency department is 'exciting'.

Work starts to extend Chesterfield Royal Hospital's emergency department

Work is underway to make Chesterfield Royal Hospital's emergency department bigger.

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Steep rise in mental health callouts for Derbyshire police

Police officers in Derbyshire have been called out to more than 450 incidents with a mental health element this year alone, the Derbyshire Times can reveal.

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The temporary closure begins on Wednesday September 13.

Derbyshire hospital ward closes temporarily on safety grounds

A Derbyshire hospital ward is to close temporarily on safety grounds.

Health
World Suicide Prevention Day is on September 10.

‘People who take their own lives aren’t choosing death’

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day and to reinforce the Derbyshire Times’ You’re Not Alone campaign, we look at the work of Derwent Rural Counselling Service, partner of the service Talking Mental Health Derbyshire, who are working with people to cope with the pressures of life.

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Sue Cook and her husband Jack are concerned about the closure of Bolsover Community Hospital.

Derbyshire hospital closures are ‘short-sighted and risky’ claim patients

A woman whose husband was cared for at Bolsover Community Hospital has said plans to close it are ‘shortsighted and risky’.

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Hospital staff drained 13 litres of fluid from the cyst

Chesterfield Royal staff praised after watermelon-sized cyst ‘missed’ by Sheffield hospital

Chesterfield Royal Hospital staff have been praised by a young woman who was horrified to learn she had a watermelon-sized cyst the day after being told there was ‘nothing to worry about’ by a hospital in Sheffield.

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EMAS has defended its record

Chief defends record after probe reveals heart patient died due to ‘lost ambulance keys’

East Midlands Ambulance Service has defended its record after it was revealed a heart patient died due to delays because of “lost ambulance keys”.

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£28 MILLION BLACK HOLE: Derbyshire health chiefs told to make big savings after ‘inadequate’ rating

A key health body in north Derbyshire has been ordered to make savings of £28 million after being branded ‘inadequate’.

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COLUMN: Facts, fiction and the NHS

In this world of ‘post truth’, the new ‘age of un-enlightenment’, where policy appears to be driven by falsehoods rather than facts, it came as no surprise in 2016 when Michael Gove stated 
“we have had enough of experts.”

Health
We could be eating more healthily without even knowing it

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

Health
Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

A woman in the US, who claims the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly to the genitals for feminine hygiene, has won her case.

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The Hartington Unit in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield mental health unit is 'safe' and 'caring', NHS insists

Health chiefs have strongly insisted the Hartington Unit in Chesterfield is safe and caring after a former patient raised concerns.
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There are concerns older people are drinking too much

Fears the over 50s have a drink problem as the baby boomers turn baby boozers

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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Babies born to mums who smoke are twice as likely to die from sudden unexplained death in infancy and more likely to have respiratory problems later in childhood.

EXCLUSIVE: Nearly £90k of YOUR cash given to pregnant mums to stop smoking

A controversial scheme which handed out almost £90,000 of taxpayers’ cash to persuade pregnant mums to quit smoking has been axed.

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The Riverside Ward at Newholme Hospital in Bakewell will close its doors on Wednesday, August 23, due to a shortage of specialist nurses, ongoing recruitment issues, and low levels of patient admissions.

Bakewell mental health ward closing due to nurse shortage

A Bakewell hospital ward offering mental health care for older people is to close next week due to a staffing shortage in specialist nursing roles.

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Derbyshire County Council insists it is committed to helping people with drug and alcohol problems.

Drug deaths in Derbyshire up 12 per cent over three-year period

The number of people dying from drugs in Derbyshire has increased by 12 per cent in the last three years, statistics show.

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Sexual health services struggling with 25% surge in demand

People could be forced to wait longer to access sexual health services following a surge in demand and a 10 per cent budget cut, warn local authorities.

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Gas Safe Register has created a new Spotify and Apple Music playlist to remind music festival campers - including Leeds and Reading Festivals - to have a #GasSafeSummer

Gas Safe Register advises festival-goers on staying gas safe this summer

With Britain’s summer music festival season in full swing - including Leeds and Reading Festivals later this month - Gas Safe Register has created a new Spotify and Apple Music playlist.
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