Health and fitness

The Suffolk West NHS Retirement Fellowship hand over a cheque to Maggie Woodhouse, dementia trainer, and Jan Bloomfield, director of workforce and communications at WSH for the Forget-Me-Not dementia appeal.

West Suffolk: Retirement fellowship gives £600 to Forget-Me-Not dementia appeal

Members of a retirement fellowship have put their general knowledge to the test as part of a fundraising effort for West Suffolk Hospital’s dementia campaign.

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The Royal College of Nursing has warned about the increasing use of healthcare assistants in district nursing

Suffolk/Essex: Royal College of Nursing warns district nursing service is ‘about cutting costs and not about high quality care’

Suffolk health organisations have disputed claims that nearly half the county’s district nursing is carried out by unregistered healthcare assistants amid warnings of a “watering down” of the service’s skill mix.

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Do you really need to go to A&E?

Essex: Health groups launch new pathway for terminally ill patients

A new approach to supporting dying people is being implemented across north east Essex this month.

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BMI Healthcare

BMI news

Advice on how to keep children safe in the sun

BMI St Edmunds: Tips to keep your children safe in the sunshine

Holidays in the sun can be a testing time for parents as they have to judge how long to let their children play out in the sun.

Dr Nevianna Tomson is a consultant dermatologist at BMI St Edmunds Hospital and spokesman for the British Association of Dermatologists. Here she provides 10 top tips on how to keep your children safe in the sun.

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EA Health Supplement

Window on the NHS


Dr Shane Gordon: The NHS is number one

We all want our health service to be the best it can be. I want it to do the best it can for your family and for mine, whenever we may need it.

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A GP’s Diagnosis

Dr John Havard

Suffolk: How the GP funding review is set to affect your healthcare

With a funding review for general practice currently being undertaken by NHS England, one GP has raised concerns that many surgeries in Suffolk could become financially unviable, make a significant number of staff redundant, close or see patients wait even longer for an appointment. Here Saxmundham GP Dr John Havard shares his views about the funding review and what it could mean for the county

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Suffolk's Chris Walker-Hebborn celebrates winning the Men's 100m Backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Suffolk: Spike in sports participation levels revealed as county stars shine at Commonwealth Games

Suffolk is the only county in the region to have seen a significant increase in the number of people playing sport every week over the last eight years, a survey has revealed.

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Dr John Havard says we should treasure the NHS

Dr John Havard: The NHS is our national treasure - we need to value and protect it

The NHS was born in 1948 with the core principle that good healthcare should be available to all regardless of ability to pay. Apart from some prescription, optical and dental charges, access to the NHS remains free for over 63m UK residents - making it the world’s largest publicly-funded health service.

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The A-Team always had a masterplan...

Dr John Havard: Mission Impossible - or is it?

Many seasoned readers will remember the original TV series that went out in the ‘60s and ‘70s when there were only three channels available.

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