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Half-hour treatment for swollen prostate condition that affects one-in-three men over 50 arrives at Northampton General Hospital

Men can now benefit from a new treatment for swollen prostates at Northampton General Hospital without major surgery or a lengthy stay on the ward.
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The MS Society Northamptonshire group. Picture by Mike Bignell mike@mbignell.com

Northamptonshire MS group up for national award

A county group has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 MS Society Awards.

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Air Ambulance Service chief executive Andy Williamson (bottom left)

Northamptonshire's air ambulance charity welcomes positive CQC report

The Air Ambulance Service charity has welcomed a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the standard of emergency and urgent care it provides following a comprehensive inspection of services.
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EMICS volunteer doctor Dr Leon Roberts

Northamptonshire volunteer doctor call-outs to car accidents and medical emergencies lowest in East Midlands

Volunteer doctor call-outs to events like medical emergencies and car accidents in Northamptonshire were the lowest in the East Midlands.
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Jeremy Hunt personally wrote to the county council to commend the staff and carers who provide the Shared Lives service

Northamptonshire County Council's Shared Lives service praised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has praised Northamptonshire County Council’s Shared Lives service following its recent outstanding Care Quality Commission rating.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Trinity House, in Kingsley Road, will close next week.

'Chaotic and irregular' Northampton care home will close again following second damning inspectors' report

A former failed Northampton care home that reopened last year will close down for the second time after it was slammed by inspectors.
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Katie Fisher has been named as the new boss of St Andrews Healthcare.

New boss named at Northampton mental health charity

A new chief executive has been named at a Northampton mental health charity - that paid its previous boss £328,000-a-year.
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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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Northampton vet Elissa Tennant-BRown is warning dog and cat owners to be aware of the dangers chocolate can pose to their pets this easter.

Watch out for chocolate poisoning in your pets this Easter, says Northampton vet

A Northampton vet is warning dog owners about the dangers of their pets snaffling chocolates this Easter.

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LISTEN: Self-help hypnosis podcast published by Northampton hospital for patients with pre-operation anxiety

Northampton General Hospital has published a self-help hypnosis programme for people feeling anxious before medical procedures.

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Winners from the NHS Apprentice Awards

Healthcare apprentice awards shine spotlight

The county’s healthcare apprentices have had their moment in the spotlight with their first ever awards ceremony.

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Last year's walk

Crazy Hats Walk 2018 latest

Sunday’s Crazy Hats Walk is still on – for now.

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NGH is conducting its own investigation into Mohan's death

Mohan Acharya died at NGH 'after kidney failure and pneumonia'

An inquest has been opened into the death of a man after a nine-hour wait at Northampton General Hospital's A&E.

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St Andrew's Healthcare has made redundancies to its catering team as part of a restructure.

Concerns after catering staff duties are handed over to care assistants at Northampton mental health hospitals

Workers at a mental health charity feel too much responsibility is being handed to ward staff in Northampton after 11 catering staff were made redundant.
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Daniel Beckitt is the Midlands' first instructor for the Wim Hof method - a qualification he climbed a Polish mountain in shorts to earn.

'Cold therapy' workshop with ice baths and yoga launched by Northampton man who climbs mountains in his shorts

A Northampton man who climbed a Polish mountain in nothing but shorts and a hat has launched a workshop over the benefits of breathing, yoga and cold showers.
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A man died at NGH after waiting for nine hours in the emergency department last week.

Northampton General Hospital worker claims all wards are 'under immense pressure'

Following the death of an 85-year-old man who died at Northampton General Hospital on Friday, Chron readers have been speaking out about their time on the wards.
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Northampton General Hopsital

Identity of man who died after waiting nine hours at Northampton General Hospital is revealed

Police have confirmed the name of an elderly man who died while waiting to be seen at NGH's accident and emergency department.

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Give back to your local community with The Health Lottery!

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire during the week beginning Sunday March 11 – and it needs your support.

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