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'Nurse bank' campaign shortlisted for healthcare efficiency award

A campaign to recruit nurses onto its staff bank has seen Northampton General Hospital shortlisted for a communications award in the health sector.
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Mrs Chesterfield failed to attend her appointments and covered it up in her paperwork, among other proven charges.

Northampton nurse who skipped appointments and covered-up failings struck off

A Northampton nurse has been struck off after it was proved she lied about treating patients.
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Tesco has issued a recall

Tesco recalls ready meal over health concerns

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal

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Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years, warn scientists

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years, warn scientists

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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Pub boss David Cooper is unable to work because of a broken wrist bone. But a series of cancelled appointments at NGH has cost him thousands.

My cancelled Northampton General Hospital appointments have cost me £6,000, says pub boss

A publican who has been unable to work after snapping his wrist bone says series of cancelled operations at Northampton General Hospital has left him in agony... and a £6,000 staff bill.

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Michelle Hemmington has launched a campaign calling for inquests to be available for stillbirths born after the full 39-week pregnancy term. NNL-170117-163945009

‘We want justice for our babies’: Northampton woman’s campaign to see inquests for stillbirths

A Northampton mother who was forced to enter a four-year legal battle to reveal doctor’s negligence over her baby’s death is calling for a change in the law for other parents - and The Chronicle & Echo wants to help her cause.

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Would you be willing to pay more tax for health services in the county? take part in our poll here.

POLL: Would you be willing to pay extra tax to prop up the NHS in Northamptonshire?

Health bosses in Northamptonshire need to save £230 million over the next five years to balance the books... but would you be willing to pay extra tax to prop up the NHS?
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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Over 1,500 people were diagnosed with the lifelong condition since in the last 12 months.

One in 16 people in Northamptonshire has type 2 diabetes, says NHS

One in 16 people across Northamptonshire has Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed.
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NGH director of strategy and partnerships Chris Pallot with his donated book

Plea to donate your favourite book to Northampton General Hospital

A campaign to create a library of town's favourite books was launched by Northampton General Hopspital this morning.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Susan and Bryan with grandchildren Connie and Finley.

Husband died at Northampton General Hospital after delays in blood vessel surgery

A Northamptonshire woman wants to highlight the signs of her husband's fatal condition to stop others suffering the same fate.
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Bridge Street

The Chronicle & Echo calls on bars and clubs to introduce Safe Places where women separated from friends can wait safely

We have all at some point had one too many while on a night out with friends.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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The Sondes Arms in Rockingham

E.Coli and “encrusted” fly killer found in inspection at Rockingham pub, report reveals

A Rockingham pub which was at the centre of an investigation into a sickness bug was given the lowest possible food hygiene rating just a week before the outbreak.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds bad for you

Cleaning ears with cotton buds bad for you

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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The disfiguring effects of leishmanianism. Otis Historical Archives, CC BY

Five little-known diseases to watch out for in 2017

The phrase “emerging disease”, to describe an infectious disease that is new to humans or which is suddenly increasing its geographical range or number of cases, dates back to the 1960s.

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