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Royal seal of approval for South Yorkshire midwife

A dedicated union steward is one of only four people nationally to be nominated for a top award by the Royal College of Midwives.

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Paula Bacon, the surgerys new practice manager, who has helped to improve the running of Trent Valley.

Spectacular improvement at failing doctors’ surgery

A doctors’ practice in Saxilby that was branded inadequate and placed in special measures has made a spectacular improvement.

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LIVES' chief executive Nikki Silver, with the charity's clinical director, Dr Simon Topham.

Busiest year on record for LIVES as 999 volunteers help 20,000 patients

Volunteers working for a charity that attends 999 medical emergencies in Gainsborough and the rest of Lincolnshire completed its busiest year on record in 2016.

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EATING DISORDERS: Help is at hand for anorexics, bulimics and binge eaters

EATING DISORDERS: Help is at hand for anorexics, bulimics and binge eaters

A new community eating disorder service launched this month after a cash injection of just under £500,000 into children’s services in North Lincolnshire, Rotherham and Doncaster.

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Police on shift at mental health unit

An North Lincolnshire-based health unit is working in partnership with Humberside Police to give them greater knowledge in how it supports people who are experiencing problems with their mental health.

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Hospital drop in clinic replaced by an appointments system

A drop-in clinic for audiology patients at Scunthorpe hospital is being replaced by an appointments system.

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Safety advice about portable heaters during cold weather

Freezing residents of Gainsborough have been alerted to the dangers of portable heaters during cold weather.

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Keep active this winter with launch of new exercise sessions

North Lincolnshire Council is launching new exercise sessions in Crowle and Epworth to help keep you active this winter.

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New app to help parents take control of their children’s diets

Change4Life has launched the Be Food Smart app to help parents take control of their children’s diets.

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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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‘Angel gowns’ for stillborn babies donated to South Yorkshire hospital

‘Angel gowns’ for stillborn babies donated to South Yorkshire hospital

A Sheffield-based charity which makes ‘angel gowns’ for stillborn babies has made a generous donation to Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

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Have a healthy start to 2017 - look after your physical and mental well being

North Lincolnshire Council is encouraging residents to have a healthy start to 2017 by supporting you to make healthier choices and look after your physical and mental wellbeing.

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Doncaster residents invited to get more involved in the running of health trust

Isle residents are being invited to get more involved in how their local health trust is being run.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) is inviting people from across South Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire to take part in a series of engagement events.

The trust’s chief executive Kathryn Singh will open the first quarterly ‘Listen to Learn Network’ event of 2017 on Tuesday January 24 at the Woodfield Park Community Hall in Balby as part of its commitment to deliver its new Patient and Public Engagement and Experience Strategy.

Event organiser Cheryl Watkinson said: “We’re delighted to be launching these new-look network events, which have been organised in response to feedback from our patients, carers and partners at a recent big conversation”.

“The events will be held across all of Doncaster, Rotherham and Northern Lincolnshire to provide patients, carers, partners and the public with a meaningful opportunity to get involved in working with us to deliver our patient and public engagement and experience strategy and to share examples of good practice.”

To get involved email cheryl.watkingson@rdash.nhs.uk, or ring 0800 015 0370.

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Bassetlaw doctor honoured after 43 years of service

Bassetlaw doctor honoured after 43 years of service

A doctor who lives near Gainsborough and has cared for patients across the area for the past 43 years has been recognised with a national honour.

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Sue Taylor

January is the time to make positive lifestyle changes

January is the time when most people think more seriously about their health and making some positive changes to their lifestyle.

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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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Team Verrico

What has 2017 got in store for Pride of the Isle and Team Verrico charities?

With 2017 just around the corner we asked the Isle’s two major charities to reminisce on the last 12 months and to look to the new year.

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Nottinghamshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Nottinghamshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

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

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Doncaster hospice scoops award – after being nominated by a former patient’s loved ones

Doncaster’s St John’s Hospice has scooped an award – after being nominated by a former patient’s loved ones.

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Doncaster volunteers scoop awards

Two Doncaster volunteers have scooped awards for helping out at their local health trust.

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