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THE NUMBER of Harlow people with learning disabilities attending their surgeries for annual health checks is the lowest in Essex claims an NHS expert. In a recent presentation to health care bodies, it was revealed that in 2013-14 only 107 people out of 452 (23%)…

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PRACTICE nurses and nurse practitioners from GP practices across west Essex have completed a Talk Cancer Workshop delivered by Cancer Research UK. The group spent an afternoon becoming more confident talking about cancer as well as learning more about the disease and what the benefits…

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WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group is advising people in the area to consider their health needs ahead of the Tour de France arriving in Essex on 7 July. People that take medicines regularly are urged to make sure they have enough to cover them until…

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WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its first Annual Report since taking over the planning and buying of local health and care services in April 2013. The report highlights the CCG’s achievements for 2013-2014 and the services that are now being developed for…

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PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) Awareness week 2014 got underway yesterday, a week dedicated to raising awareness of the service in the NHS and improving patient experience. West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) has an in-house team who aim to ensure patients have the…

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PEOPLE from across west Essex are being invited to apply to become a member of a new proactive ‘community insight’ group set up by West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) the organisation that plans and buys health and care services for 300,000 people in Uttlesford,…

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MORE support is now available to new mums in West Essex thanks to a training programme for Breastfeeding Network volunteers. Thirty-one volunteers have completed 12-week training programmes at Tree House Children’s Centre in Harlow, Spangles Children’s Centre in Stansted and Hazelwood Children’s Centre in Waltham…

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NHS WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) has reached its first birthday and is reflecting on its achievements which have surpassed expectations in a challenging climate. Successes over the past year include more collaborative working between statutory organisations and service providers and more integration between…

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EVERY week the BBC publish key performance statistics on the A and E departments in England. Here are the stats for the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow for week Feb 17th to Feb 23rd. The stats are: 90.1% of patients were seen in four hours.…

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A NEWLY established Patient Panel at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is keen to raise its profile and is organising a conference to bring together people and organisations interested in healthcare across the area. The all- day conference at the Harlow Leisurezone on 28…

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IT MAY be 2014, but there is a still a very large school of “Pull yourself together” when it comes to mental health. The facts speak for themselves: Around 14% of the UK workforce have suffered from some form of mental health issue, around 7%…

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By Lauren Copes ESSEX has seen an increase in HIV cases over the last year, with Southend and Thurrock having some of the highest rates in the county, according to new figures. The statistics, published in a Public Health England Report, were released in the…

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PHARMACISTS IN Harlow have been noticing the increasing number of prescriptions for TB for a long time. And now the growing numbers have come across Harlow MP, Robert Halfon’s radar. In his latest blog, Mr Halfon writes: “I have been getting figures together on Tuberculosis…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital is investing extra money it has received to cope with extra patient flows during winter on a new modular ward. The hospital continually runs close to capacity and any surge in demand due to bad or extremely cold weather or winter…

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IF you need help for a minor health problem don’t forget your local pharmacist can offer you advice and treatment, and no appointment is needed! West Essex CCG is asking local people in Harlow, Uttlesford and Epping Forest to make better use of their local…

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ALL around the town, there are organisations that meet, week in and week out, helping the people of Harlow. One such organisation is Breathe Easy that meets at the Purford Green community centre once a month on a Tuesday. YH went along to speak to…