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THE Public Health team at Essex County Council is today urging those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated ahead of the winter period, when the virus is most common. From today, the national flu vaccination programme is available nationwide to all eligible people.…

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A SERVICE developed at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust in Harlow to enable patients to be treated at home has won widespread praise from users – and is now in the running for a prestigious national award for excellence in healthcare provision. The Patient At Home…

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WORLD Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. This is something very dear to the heart of Harlow’s Mental Health Champion Cllr Ian…

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FIFTY young people had an insight into work in a busy hospital, with some hands-on activity, advice and information from clinicians and other staff. The students from Leventhorpe School, Epping Forest College and Hertford Regional College were attending a special event at Princess Alexandra Hospital…

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THE aim of this course is for learners to have an opportunity to explore what mental health wellbeing and recovery means to them. Learners will then have the opportunity to attend further courses within mental health wellbeing and recovery such as building self-confidence, improving health…

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The Wellbeing Centre – Play pool and chat Join us for a game of pool and chat designed to support those recovering from mental health problems and substance abuse. A great opportunity to make new friends over a game of pool. Meet like-minded people, build…

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PAHT becomes smoke free in October Sunday marks the start of Stoptober – the month when people are helped to give up smoking. Tying in with this, Princess Alexandra Hospital will be going smoke-free across the site from this Sunday, 1 October, as a means…

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THE Harlow and District Health Care Forum will be holding a medicines information event, in partnership with West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, on Monday 2 October 2017 at the Harlow Study Centre, Netteswellbury Farm, Harlow, CM18 6BW. The ‘Get Wise about your Medicines’ event will…

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NEARLY three years ago, the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) issued a press release telling residents that the Fracture Clinic was temporarily moving from Harlow to Bishops Stortford. Nearly three years later, it still seems to be there. Readers have contacted and asked if we know…

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Local NHS Annual General Meeting on 28 September 2017 WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) will hold its annual general meeting (AGM), following its public Board meeting, on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Conference Room, Harlow Health Resource Centre, Harlow Leisurezone, Harlow The public…

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People in west Essex and east and north Hertfordshire are now benefiting from more efficient, joined-up care. My Care Record allows clinicians at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow to view a patient’s medical history over a secure network. Initially the system was…

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SUNDAY September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. YH spoke to Harlow’s Mental Health Ambassador, Ian Becket about what he would hope we can gain from the day.

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THE region’s ambulance service is continuing its bid to rid the stigma of mental health. East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s Chief Executive Robert Morton and Chair Sarah Boulton signed mental health charity Mind’s Blue Light Time to Change Pledge in May 2016. A…

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STILL time to influence policy on IVF and Specialist Fertility Services and the prescribing of over-the-counter medicines There is still time to influence the policy on IVF and Specialist Fertility Services and the routine prescribing of ‘over-the-counter’ medicines in west Essex. West Essex Clinical Commissioning…

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Work starts to improve outpatients areas at Princess Alexandra Hospital PATIENTS and visitors to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow are being made aware that planned improvement work is starting this week which will affect some outpatient areas over the next three months. Phase 1 of…

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Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announce public consultation on proposal for service changes People in west Essex are being asked for their views on a proposal designed to make best use of the money available to the local NHS, while helping as many people as possible…