New flu vaccine could prevent hundreds of deaths this season

Delegates at the Public Health England (PHE) conference heard that a more effective flu vaccine for those aged 65 and over this winter has...
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Questions about childhood eczema? Ask experts online!

Parents with concerns about their child’s eczema are being given the chance to ‘ask the experts’ through a special live online Q&A session being...

Flu clinics at Musters Medical Practice

Musters Medical Practice in West Bridgford are taking bookings for their first Saturday flu clinic on the 29th September. This flu clinic is from...

Nottinghamshire over 55s to keep fit and reduce injury risks

Nottinghamshire residents aged over 55 are being encouraged to get involved in group exercise classes to reduce their risk of injury at home...

West Bridgford flu clinics at Castle Healthcare Practice

Summer might only just be drawing to an end but GP practices have been busy planning and preparing for the winter flu season. Castle...
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Men urged to talk about women’s cancers

Over 21,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year but awareness of symptoms is still very poor according to...

Rushcliffe CCG shortlisted for HSJ awards

Two NHS projects in Rushcliffe have been shortlisted for prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) 2018 awards. The projects, ‘Community Care Pathways Redesign’ and ‘Primary Care...

Open Day at Helix House in West Bridgford – with £750 off

If ever there’s a great time to treat yourself to the smile you’ve always wanted, it’s now!  Helix House Orthodontics are offering a whopping...

Record numbers of people get urgent NHS help over the phone

20,000 people every day are now getting urgent health advice from a doctor, nurse, paramedic or other clinical professional over the phone, according to...

Rushcliffe Patient Forums held in West Bridgford

Rushcliffe Community & Voluntary Service works in partnership with NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group staff helping them to deliver their Patient and Public involvement...

Nottingham’s hospital have improved facilities for dementia and disability care, say patients

Patients have described improvements in a range of areas - from cleaning standards to facilities available for dementia patients – based on a report...
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Sherwood Forest Hospitals rated as Good in latest inspection

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, on behalf of the Care Quality Commission, has rated the services provided by Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust...

Rushcliffe late stage lung cancer diagnoses among the highest in Notts

Data from The Office of National Statistics shows that Rushcliffe has among the highest number of late stage lung cancer patients in Nottinghamshire. Public Health...

Measles outbreak across England

Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had 2 doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across...

Nottingham research sees stem cell transplants used to treat Crohn’s disease

Nottingham scientists and clinicians are involved in a new clinical trial which aims to use stem cell transplants to grow a new immune system...

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...
Dr Melanie Ferguson - consultant clinical scientist, associate professor in Hearing Sciences at the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and the University of Nottingham Dr Dawn-Marie Walker - associate professor of health research at the University of Southampton Dr Geoff Wong - GP and realist expert at the University of Oxford Professor Tom Dening - Professor of old age psychiatry at the University of Nottingham Dr Brian Crosbie - research fellow at the University of Nottingham Mrs Stevie Vanhegan - patient and public involvement (PPI) lead

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...