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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson a question regarding children’s mental health and social media channels. The question and response is below. https://twitter.com/halfon4harlowMP/status/1491394877296619521?s=20&t=vrcCsHtW-aMoK3C12WH_UQ

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It is by…

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AN extra £1.8million for Essex’s public health department is “effectively a cut” due to inflation, a health chief has said reports the Local Democracy Reporter. Essex County Council’s proportion of funding for 2022/2/23 is to increase from £63.8m to £65.6m – a 2.8 per cent…

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THIS week is Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February 2022) and one of the biggest challenges facing parents, carers, and of course young people themselves is the difficulties in finding relevant, accessible and nearby support when it’s needed most”. So says, Ian Beckett, who is…

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UP to a third of UK children – mostly young teens – consume at least one energy drink a week, while some are having them almost daily, new research suggests reports the BBC. Those who drink lots may get headaches and sleep problems, warn the…

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THIS morning at 9am. Jeff Brazier said: “We grab a coffee, we walk and we talk. Simple! No need to book I don’t mind if it’s two of us or 50 of us, we will undoubtedly do ourselves some good. My youngest will be there…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It is by…

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A NHS hospital trust will spend over £1million on staffing at an Essex maternity ward after reports of a shortage. Princess Alexandra Hospital,  in Harlow, will recruit approximately 22 new posts in its midwifery team at a cost of £1,049,180 reports the Local Democracy Reporter.…

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MORE than one in eight primary schoolchildren in England were infected with Covid during the last week of January, the highest prevalence for any age group at any stage during the pandemic. Figures released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that infections have now peaked…

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A HARLOW councillor who has seen the impact of cancer on family members has urged residents to talk about the subject. Mark Hall councillor, Matthew Saggers spoke to YH on the eve of World Cancer Day. Matthew told us he felt it was important for…

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ON World Cancer Day, the Wellbeing Hub brings together the support and guidance that St Clare Hospice can offer you, in partnership with the local community, to help improve your wellbeing and quality of life during a life-limiting illness, the end of life and bereavement.…

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DAD Stuart Griffiths could have died of embarrassment if he hadn’t finally opened up to a doctor. Stuart, a member of London Ambulance Service emergency crew, had found a lump on his testicles but left it eight months before he mentioned it. By the time…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board. Colin McCready (pictured right) has joined the hospital as a non-executive director, and Liz Baker (pictured right) as an associate non-executive director. Colin is currently chief financial officer (CFO)…

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“A new integrated, high-tech healthcare campus to replace the ageing Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow” will be built as part of Government’s Levelling Up plans THE Government has today made a detailed announcement about Harlow’s new hospital as part of their “Levelling Up White Paper”.…

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Closing the gap in cancer care this February NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is ‘amplifying the patient voice’ this World Cancer Day. The annual awareness day on Friday 4 February, focuses on cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. With a theme this year to ‘close…

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MORE than one in 10 school entry-age children in England are at risk of measles because they have not had their vaccine jabs, data reveals reports the BBC. Coverage for the two doses of MMR that helps protect five-year-olds against measles, mumps and rubella is…