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NURSES in Harlow attended an even tat the Latton Bush centre to learn more about issues affecting transgender patients and those going through the transformation process. The meeting heard from Becs Manning, who told nurses about her own experiences in relation to the transgender patient.…

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People are asked to check that they have enough medication to last them from Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March and order repeat prescriptions as soon as possible if necessary. The Weekend GP Service is also available across west Essex and extra appointments are…

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PEOPLE with autism are dying earlier than the general population, often through epilepsy or suicide, a charity has warned. Citing recent research carried out in Sweden, the charity Autistica described the problem as an “enormous hidden crisis” reports the BBC. The study, in the British…

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A ROADSHOW raising awareness of the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers visits Harlow today (Wednesday, March 16). Latest figures show that in Harlow around 30 people are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer each year. The roadshow, which is setting up in Unit 64…

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Ipads and software from Nervecentre which has proven to be trustworthy, reliable and very simple to use will be used from spring 2016 and allow staff to update patient records with the tap of their finger. Ian Hanmore, Senior Lead Nurse for IT said: “The securing…

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It’s the time of year when colds and flu are doing the rounds in schools and nurseries across west Essex. But as a parent how do you tell the difference? Symptoms of a cold include a runny or blocked nose, sore throat, sneezing and a…

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THE GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over a million people across the UK. The results show how people feel about their GP practice.

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ESSEX County Council’s mobile health app has been announced as a finalist in two categories in the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Awards 2016. Lifestyle Essex, which was created earlier this year, was shortlisted from over 700 bids from councils across the country, and it will…

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HUNDREDS OF Harlow residents with learning difficulties (LD) are not receiving their annual health checks, according to figures published today. The figures show that four GP surgeries in Harlow did not undertake any health checks for people with LDs at all in the year 2014-15.…

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ESSEX County Council and North Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging anyone who is eligible for a free flu jab but has not yet taken up the offer to do so in the run-up to the festive season. The free flu jab is available…

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JANE Kinniburgh, Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS West Essex CCG is celebrating being the jewel in the organisation’s crown after being awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse. Jane received the prestigious community nurse title from charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) this month at…

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HARLOW people are encouraged to join NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to become an Antibiotic Guardian. The pledge shows your support to help fight against the overuse of antibiotics. By becoming a Guardian, you can help defend against an increasing resistance of diseases…

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FIFTY community projects across the East of England, including projects in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk will be helping local people improve their communities after the Big Lottery Fund awarded a total of £1,413,150 to the region. Below are a few examples of some of the…

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WITH data showing that almost 19% of residents in the Essex smoke, Essex County Council is urging smokers to sign up to Stoptober – the country’s 28 day mass quit attempt from Public Health England – to receive support and encouragement every step of the…

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HARLOW business owners Kate and Gary Stanley are leading a team of 60 people in The Nuts Challenge to support people with dementia at Princess Alexandra Hospital. The Nuts Challenge is an Assault Course with a difference – mud, obstacles and fun across a course…

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ESSEX County Council’s Public Health Team is calling on all residents across the county who are eligible for the shingles immunisation to make sure they get it. Shingles can be painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial…