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Pregnancy warning over so-called ‘smart drug’

A so-called ‘smart drug’ favoured by students cramming for exams could lead to unplanned pregnancies, experts have warned.

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Mental health lists reduce to 18 weeks

Waiting lists for young people who need mental health services has fallen, but more money is still needed.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group rated inadequate

The organisation responsible for organising and purchasing NHS funded healthcare in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire has been given an overall rating of ‘inadequate’ by NHS England.

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MP Shailesh Vara concerned about local paediatric services

Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, has raised concerns about the provision of paediatric services provided by the NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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Calls to ambulance service surge alongside the heat

The region’s ambulance service’s busiest weekend of the year, that saw more than 10,000 emergency calls received, has carried on throughout the week amidst the heatwave sweeping throughout the region.

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Agreement signed over Peterborough and Stamford hospitals and Hinchingbrooke Hospital merger

The Trusts running Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough and Stamford hospitals have signed a memorandum of understanding that sets out their agreement to work together to develop a Full Business Case that recommends the merger of the two hospital trusts on 1 April 2017.

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Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims

Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims

Cereal giant Kellogg’s has been rapped by watchdogs over “full of goodness” and “nutritious” claims made in two ads for its Special K range.

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Peterborough man taken to hospital suffering heat exhaustion

A man suffering from heat exhaustion in Peterborough has been taken to hospital for treatment.

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Plea to use minor injuries unit at Stamford Hospital

People who require medical attention for an injury that is not serious or life threatening are being urged to use the Minor Injuries Unit at Stamford Hospital.

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Millions of pounds of taxpayers money wasted on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS contract, National Audit Office finds

Millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money was wasted on a doomed NHS contract to outsource the care of older and mentally ill people in Peterborough, investigators have found.

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Angry reaction to proposed closure of children’s heart unit

Health bosses have reacted angrily to the proposed closure of the children’s heart unit at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital.

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Students warned over 'smart drug' pregnancy risk

Taking multivitamins in pregnancy ‘a waste of time’

Mums-to-be who take multi-vitamins to boost their baby’s health are wasting their money as most don’t need them, a new study has warned.

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Private hospital gets approval to expand

The privately-run Fitzwilliam Hospital has received planning permission for a three-storey extension which would include a new theatre suite.

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Hospice gets top marks

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is outstanding.

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New senior roles filled at clinical group

Two new senior appointments have been made by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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Peterborough healthy living campaign turns to children in July

Healthy Peterborough continues its drive to help improve people’s health; this month by turning its focus to children in the city.

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e. Coli under the microscope

E. coli outbreak investigation focuses on pre-packed salad and rocket leaves says Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to investigate an outbreak of E. coli O157, which may be associated with eating mixed salad leaves.

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Surgery rated as inadequate by inspectors

A Peterborough doctor’s surgery has been placed into special measures after inspectors rated it as inadequate.

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Peterborough City Hospital staff prepare for bomb threats

Staff at Peterborough City Hospital are taking part in a month of planning for a major incident - including bomb threats.

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Peterborough hospital staff to pedal from Peterborough to Paris

Two staff members from Peterborough City Hospital’s Children’s Services Department are preparing to cycle from London to Paris in just four days to raise money for charity.

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