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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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SHOCKING: Thousands of Derbyshire children are going hungry

Thousands of Derbyshire children are experiencing food poverty – and going to school underweight and undernourished.

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18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

Almost 100,000 people had to wait over 30 minutes to be transferred from an East Midlands ambulance to A&E in 2015/16, new figures show.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK -- for farmer Frank Lomas from nurse Susan Warren.

Rural health MOT event for farmers on Bakewell market day is a big success

A rural health MOT day at Bakewell that enabled members of the farming community to drop in for check-ups has been labelled a big success.

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VIDEO: Hundreds march through Matlock against hospital proposals

‘Save our beds’ was the rallying cry in Matlock on Saturday morning as hundreds marched against cutbacks at the town’s Whitworth Hospital.

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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws, which can be passed on to humans.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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GUEST COLUMN: Top tips on using the recovery position, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

GUEST COLUMN: Top tips on using the recovery position, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

This week we’re going to look at how to place a casualty in the recovery position.

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Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

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GLAD TO BE ALIVE -- a laughing David McKenzie (second from left) pictured at an air ambulance patient-reunion with others who have been helped by the charity and volunteers.

How the ‘fantastic’ air ambulance saved my life --Matlock garage-owner

The owner of a garage in Matlock is urging people to help secure the future of a charity that saved his life.

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58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

Almost 60 serious incidents were reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in a year, new figures have shown.

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Derbyshire care home rated as inadequate

Derbyshire care home rated as inadequate

A Derbyshire care home has been rated as inadequate in the latest inspections by health watchdogs the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Newholme Hospital Bakewell

More chances to have your say on controversial hospital shake-up plans

Extra sessions have been planned for residents wanting their say on controversial plans for a major shake up of NHS care in Derbyshire.

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17-year-old Andrew Davies has raised over �90,000 for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Amazing Andrew edges closer to £150k target

An inspirational teenager is raising £150,000 for a children’s hospital - to ‘pay’ for the bone marrow transplant that saved his life.

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Patients name the best and worst GPs in the Chesterfield area

A surgery in South Normanton has been voted the lowest ranking in the area, by its own patients.

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Whitworth Hospital Darley Dale

‘Dismay’ over Dales hospital proposals

Health service campaigners from the Derbyshire Dales have reacted angrily to controversial new plans to reorganise the way that healthcare is provided in the area.

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