Government agency issues safety recall – Children’s Blackcurrant Cough Syrup

People should check bottles of some own-brand children’s blackcurrant cough syrup to see if they need a replacement. A problem with one of the ingredients...

Notts eye surgeon backs Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness and surgery to remove them is the most regularly performed operation in the UK with figures...

Healthcare Scientist talks about the surgery featured in BBC Two Hospital

Episode three of BBC Two’s ‘Hospital’ documentary showcased the innovations in surgery and healthcare science at Nottingham Hospitals. The episode followed a patient named Val...

Keep moving to stop the rise in back pain

New research finds increasing numbers of people in the Midlands experiencing back and neck pain. New research released to mark Chiropractic Awareness Week (9 –...
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Don’t keep IBS symptoms to yourself

You are not alone! That is the message being sent to almost 20% of adults in the UK who, at some time in their...
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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Charity champions set ambitious goal

Two of the UK’s leading bowel cancer charities have joined forces and set themselves the ambitious task of ensuring that, by 2050, virtually no-one...

Flu is still circulating around the UK – but has peaked, says Public Health...

The latest Public Health England (PHE) report published at 2pm today, Thursday 8 March 2018, shows that seasonal flu continues to circulate across the...
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West Bridgford care provider supports new dementia study

Dementia and nursing care home provider, Church Farm Care, who operate a West Bridgford care home - is taking part in a new hearing...

East Midlands parents urged to think pharmacist first for minor illness

Millions of parents could get more convenient and timely expert advice if their child has a minor illness by opting to go to their...

£5.7 million theatre upgrade plans for Nottingham’s QMC

A £5.7m project to upgrade QMC's surgical theatres starts next week, delivering a new ventilation system. The hospital provides around 16,000 surgical procedures each year...

Surgeon sets new frontiers in battle against bacteria!

It could almost be a scene from the latest Star Trek movie! The patient is prepared in a state-of-the-art operating theatre and ready for surgery...
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Scarlet Fever warning after cases increase significantly

Scarlet fever is a very contagious, seasonal bacterial illness that mainly affects children and is not uncommon for this time of year. Over 40 cases...

Nottingham patients to benefit from £30 million funding boost

Nottingham is to receive a share of £30 million to transform healthcare using the science of data. As one of six sites in the UK...

£23 million funding boost for new mums’ mental health

The NHS has confirmed that extra funding will be made available to improve the mental health of at least 3,000 pregnant women and those...

Nottinghamshire woman shares her cervical cancer story

A Nottinghamshire cancer survivor is sharing her story ahead of World Cancer Day (Sun 4 Feb) to encourage women to have their smear test. At...

Community pharmacists reduce pressure on GP practices, says University study

Community pharmacists in GP practices can significantly relieve pressure on doctors and nurses by providing patient focused services that help free up appointment times,...
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New figures show larger proportion of strokes in the middle aged

Public Health England (PHE) today launches the Act FAST stroke campaign which urges the public to call 999 if they notice even one of the...

NHS England sets out plans to be first in the world to eliminate Hepatitis...

England could be the first country in the world to eliminate Hepatitis C, under ambitious plans announced by the NHS today. NHS leaders today called...

7 Flu Myths: Have you had your jab?

You may have seen in the media that flu is currently on the rise in the UK, with figures showing this is now the...
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Beeston mum reunited with ambulance crew who saved her unborn baby’s life

An expectant mother from Beeston feared for her and her baby’s life when her waters broke at home and she delivered the baby’s cord. Beverley...
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New equipment is trialled by 12-year-old Max at Nottingham Children’s Hospital

Testing and treatment of children with severe and chronic respiratory problems is being made easier at Nottingham Children’s Hospital this winter thanks to a...
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New blood test can confirm presence of prostate cancer

Scientists and clinicians in Nottingham have developed a simple blood test which can confirm the presence or absence of prostate cancer and remove the...

How much has medical negligence cost Nottinghamshire hospitals?

Medical mistakes from the last 20 years are still costing hospitals thousands of pounds every year in damages payouts. See how Nottinghamshire NHS Trusts...

Chief medical officer advises NHS staff to make sure they get flu jab

The Chief Medical Officer is among a group of leading doctors and nurses who have written to NHS staff urging them to get...

More clinical pharmacists set to boost GP services for patients and practices

Nearly 34 million patients will benefit from improved GP services as NHS England boosts the number of surgery-based clinical pharmacists that can offer expert...

Norovirus: Nottingham Hospitals issue visitor guidance as outbreak confirmed

Nottingham University Hospitals are appealing to the public to avoid visiting friends and relatives in hospital if you think you may be suffering from...

Sugary drinks face NHS ban if action is not taken by Trusts

The NHS is taking action on sugar, with almost two thirds of NHS trusts now signed up to a voluntary scheme to reduce...

Cold weather prompts further health warnings from Public Health England

Arrival of cold weather across Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and North West of England that is due to spread across the...

Five surprising facts about the common cold from NHS England

All of us will have had one, many of us will have one will be nursing one right now – but did you know...

How to book urgent same-day GP appointments in Rushcliffe over Christmas and New Year

In Rushcliffe, you can pre-book an appointment with a GP over the Christmas break. The service is available to Rushcliffe registered patients (and any...
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Nottingham Emergency Department staff issue healthy advice for Christmas

Emergency Department staff are encouraging Nottinghamshire residents to add some important health related to-dos to their Christmas checklist.   They are offering advice on how to...

NUH Trust independent review into the still birth of Harriet Hawkins

The trust has published an executive summary of an independent external report into the still birth of Harriet Hawkins and the care she received...

NUH releases results of Children’s survey

A recent survey shows that most young patients and their families are pleased with their overall care at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH), but there...

Nottingham Hospitals undertakes its first robot assisted gynaecological surgery

The first robotic assisted gynaecological surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals has taken place. Consultant Gynae-oncologist, Jafaru Abu and his team have started using the daVinci...

Call for children to get the ‘flu vaccination

Parents of young children across Nottinghamshire are being reminded to make sure their child is protected from flu this winter by getting the free...

Extra £400,000 social care cash for Nottinghamshire hospital patients over winter

Plans to increase social care support at Nottinghamshire hospitals over the winter period to help reduce unnecessary discharge delays at a cost of almost...

PHE is urging women to have cervical screening after latest figures show a drop...

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a fresh appeal to young women to take up the invitation of a cervical cancer test as new...

Urgent Treatment Centre at Nottingham’s QMC reopens after £400,000 expansion

The Urgent Treatment Centre at Queen's Medical Centre has reopened after a £400,000 expansion, further improving access and assessments for patients presenting for urgent...

Nottingham’s children’s radiology department gets new equipment and themed makeover

Young patients are set to benefit from better quality diagnostic tests as a result of a £614,000 investment in specialist radiology equipment and themed...

Nottingham Hospitals introduces live emergency department wait times online

You can now find out in real time how long you’re likely to have to wait for treatment at the QMC’s Emergency Department (A&E). Go...
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Movember man talk could save your life

Make time for man talk! That’s the advice being given to men as part of the national Movember campaign – the month that spotlights...
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Video: Lifesaving skills and CPR teachathon in Nottingham

Lifesaving skills and advice were on offer in Nottingham City Centre today Monday October 23. On until 5pm.  Staff from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust...

30 extra respiratory beds at Nottingham City Hospital

Extra hospital and community beds, changes to the way patients are assessed for their post-hospital care needs and closer working between agencies, mean health...

World Spine Day: Back pain putting people in East Midlands off exercise

Dr Bryon Sanders of Nottingham Chiropractor is urging more people to be aware of the benefits of exercise for improving their back health this...

NUHonours ‘Hospital Heroes’ shortlist announced

More than 40 hospital heroes have today been named as finalists in the NUHonours Awards. The annual awards ceremony recognises staff at Nottingham University Hospitals...

Is your partner’s hearing loss driving you mad? asks University

Having to shout to be heard, constantly repeating yourself and competing over the blare of a too-loud TV…living with someone experiencing hearing loss can...

New ‘grow your own’ garden opens for cancer patients at City Hospital

A new ‘grow your own’ garden has been revealed to patients and staff today at Nottingham City Hospital, as part of ongoing work to...

At risk groups urged to get flu vaccinations

Pregnant women and young children are once again being targeted to increase take-up of the flu vaccination. The common virus, spread by coughs and sneezes,...

Call for men and parents of children with lichen sclerosus to help Nottingham researchers

Skin experts at the University of Nottingham are calling for men and parents of children with the chronic skin condition ‘lichen sclerosus’ to help...

Ruddington chiropractor reveals common back pain myths

To mark Backcare Awareness Week (2nd – 6th October) Dr Bryon Sanders, British Chiropractic Association member from the Nottingham Chiropractor Clinic in Ruddington has...