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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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East of England Ambulance Service launches new dementia strategy

An ambitious strategy has been launched by the region’s ambulance service to improve the care and experience for people with dementia.

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Spalding dad-of-four invalided out of RAF says he is victim of benefits cuts

A father of four invalided out of the RAF with ME says he will be forced to run up debts on his credit card because his Personal Independence Payment has stopped.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Council to outsource services for public health to company firm

Public health services are being outsourced by Peterborough City Council to a private firm.

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Peterborough GP practices could merge in new plan

GP practices could merge under new proposals which will shape future healthcare in Peterborough.

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UPDATE: Health tourism crackdown at Peterborough City Hospital brings rise in overseas visitor payments

A crackdown on health tourism has seen a sharp rise in payments from overseas visitors for treatment they have received at Peterborough City Hospital.

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NHS patients in Peterborough asked for passport and address before receiving treatment in effort to stop ‘health tourism’

Health officials in Peterborough are asking some patients to provide two forms of identification in a new trial aimed at stopping ‘health tourism.’

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Emergency pressures at Peterborough City Hospital

A high number of emergency patients at Peterborough City Hospital is causing pressure on the A&E service.

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Millions wasted seeing GPs

Health chiefs in Cambridgeshire spent £1.5 million in 2015/16 on prescribing pain relief medication for patients who could have bought painkillers over the counter.

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Donation to hospital

A cheque for more than £2,000 has been handed over by Henderson Brown Recruitment Ltd to Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Warning over antibiotics

Local health chiefs are urging patients to use antibiotics only when absolutely necessary, and not for mild infections like sore throats, colds and coughs.

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Children brush up on teeth care

Nursery children from Hampton Hargate got the chance to learn about looking after their teeth when they visited a dental clinic recently.

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Secretary for health praises hospital

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said he was “incredibly impressed” with staff at Peterborough City Hospital after visiting them last Friday.

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“Catalogue of failures” - Damning verdict by MPs on collapse of £800 million NHS contract in Cambridgeshire

A “catalogue of failures” resulted in the collapse of an £800 million NHS contract to outsource care of older and mentally ill people, the Commons spending watchdog warned.

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GP shortage in Peterborough could lead to overseas recruitment

A shortage of GPs in Peterborough could lead to recruitment from abroad.

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Hospitals to be test sites

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been selected as a test site for training the first wave of UK nursing associates.

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Big donation to help patients

Patients will benefit from specialist medical devices worth more than £10,000 which have been donated to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

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