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New Fenland health unit meetings arranged

At least two more public meetings will take place as part of continuing discussions over the future of Fenland’s minor injury units, health chiefs have announced.

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How much sunshine can your skin stand?

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Half of children are missing out on free NHS treatment, according to a survey

Half of parents don’t know about this free NHS treatment for their kids’ teeth

More than half of parents do not know about a free NHS treatment that protects children against tooth decay, a survey has found.

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One of the rabbits found by the RSPCA in Peterborough

“Thoughtless, cruel act” led to the deaths of five rabbits after seven pets were dumped in Peterborough woodland

Seven extremely sick rabbits were found dumped in woodland in Peterborough by a man out blackberry picking.

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Mum’s fight for birth team

A group of mums are campaigning to save a team of midwives who helped them give birth at home rather than in hospital.

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Recommendation to take Hinchingbrooke Hospital out of special measures

The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust be taken out of special measures after rating it ‘Good’ in its latest Quality Report.

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East of England Ambulance service told it needs to improve.

The East of England Ambulance Services has been told it ‘requires improvement’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Call for Lynch Syndrome screening at Peterborough hospital

There has been a call for Peterborough City Hospital to start testing bowel cancer sufferers for Lynch Syndrome.

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Be inspired by the Olympics but be careful

What better way to get inspired to get active than watching the world’s best athletes take centre stage at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Time to nominate the hospital staff who really do go that extra mile

Has a member of hospital staff or volunteer gone above and beyond the call of duty during your hospital visit?

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Pool loses substantial funds

Thousands of pounds of funding has been cut from the St George’s Hydrotherapy Pool, with no money available for GP referrals.

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Super fundraiser Mark who was diagnosed with breast cancer hands over cheque to Peterborough hospital

A man who was diagnosed with breast cancer has handed over a cheque for thousands of pounds to Peterborough City Hospital.

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Mum’s plea to keep heart hospital open

A mum has backed calls to keep a specialist children’s heart unit which is threatened with closure open, after surgeons there saved her daughter’s life.

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Go ahead to expand dialysis unit to help city kidney patients

Peterborough City Hospital has been given planning permission to expand its dialysis unit.

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Optimism for Peterborough’s hospital debt but frustration at sharp rise in A&E figures

Huge debts could soon be a thing of the past for the trust which runs hospitals in Peterborough and Stamford.

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Ambulance service news

Care from East of England Ambulance Service showing ‘continuous improvement’

The care provided to ambulance patients before they go to hospital is showing ‘continuous improvement’, according to the latest national audit figures.

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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store.

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Praise for Peterborough mental health nurses

A team of mental health nurses have been praised for their work with primary schools across Peterborough.

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Labour’s shadow health secretary says Peterborough and Stamford hospitals trust needs £650m government funding due to PFI deal

The shadow health secretary says the trust which runs hospitals in Peterborough and Stamford requires £650 million of government funding due to its PFI contract.

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Animal lover films herself in sweltering car to show how dogs suffer

An animal lover has filmed a video of herself suffering the same shocking effects as dogs which are left in cars on hot days in a hard-hitting warning to pet owners.

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