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DENTAL graduates in England could be forced to work in the NHS to help tackle the crisis in access that has left millions struggling to get their teeth repaired reports The Guardian. Under the government’s plan they would have to undertake NHS work for “several years” after leaving university…

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SUPER slimmers in Harlow and North Weald have raised over £12,000 for Cancer Research UK with their incredible fundraising efforts. The charity mission started with the Slimming World Clothes throw, an annual event where slimmers accross the weight loss support groups are encouraged to get…

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A HARLOW man is set to take on a 300 mile cycle for his much missed friend. Dan McIntyre said: “I lost my best friend to cancer at the end of March 2024. Liam passed days before his 38th Birthday. He was diagnosed with stage…

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THE cost of alcohol abuse is laid bare in a new study that shows £27bn a year being spent in England on the health and social harms of drinking reports The Guardian. The research that found the extra burden on the NHS, social services, the criminal justice…

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THIS week is Mental Health Awareness Week – an opportunity to improve awareness and understanding of mental health conditions, and to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Natalie*, who lives with bipolar disorder, has chosen to share her story to raise awareness and help others…

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DANIEL Robinson & Sons hosted a special celebratory lunch last week in recognition of a dear friend and colleague of theirs, who was honoured with the British Empire Medal (BEM), in the King’s New Years Honours. Dr Bill Webster is a worldwide expert in his…

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LAST month (April 2024) The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) announced the launch of its new DAISY Awards® programme which enables patients, families and colleagues to honour a nurse or midwife who has made a difference to their care. The aim is to shine the…

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HARLOW’S Maybury Open Door is currently running a monthly Men’s Brunch Club (on the second Monday of the month). The group provides a safe, non-judgmental and friendly environment, tackles social exclusion, and seeks to reduce loneliness. Each month there are different activities, and this morning,…

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IT IS #DementiaActionWeek this week, if you haven’t already seen it, we would highly recommend taking just five minutess to watch the AS Bookcase Analogy. Visit https://bit.ly/ASbookcase If you have why not recommend to a friend? They all hope to see you at their Dementia…

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MORE than four in five (82%) UK tradespeople experience mental health problems due to work-related issues, a new study has found.  The research was commissioned for Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May) by IronmongeryDirect, and the results have been published in the fourth edition of its annual…

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AN inquiry set up to discover why some women have traumatic experiences in childbirth has called for an overhaul of the UK’s maternity and postnatal care reports the BBC. The Birth Trauma Inquiry heard “harrowing” evidence from more than 1,300 women – some said they…

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ESSEX County Council’s Care Technology service has reached its 10,000th user since its launch in 2021. The service helps people in the county live safely and independently through the use of care technology. This technology mainly includes monitoring and alert equipment like alarm systems, medication…

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MOLLY Babuniak, the daughter of a patient who sadly passed away from cancer at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) in December took on a 100km running challenge and raised £1,933 to help support the Butterfly Hub at the hospital. The Butterfly Hub, a…

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By Will Durrant: Local Democracy Reporter “It’s called rag.” JONATHAN Trower says as he scoops up a wodge of wet wipe-resembling material from a patch of stinging nettles. He owns a field, part of his Stanstead Bury Farm, which lies next to Thames Water’s Rye…

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THE MAN in charge of a new hospital for Harlow residents faced questions from Essex County councillors on Wednesday morning. He once again made reference to when the hospital could open. As we reported yesterday (Wed May 8th) his report stated: At present it is…

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Place2Be has worked within the specialist science academy since 2009. An expert counsellor is on-site five days a week, providing students with a safe space to seek counselling support. Place2Be’s counsellors can support young people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties, from anxiety…