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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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The full report on adult social services is due to be published by the CQC in July

CQC report set to slam 'unsatisfactory' experience for over 65s in Northamptonshire

An upcoming Care Quality Commission review of health and social care for people over 65 in Northamptonshire is set to criticise the ‘unsatisfactory experience’ for patients.

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Stephen Mold pictured at the launch of the Time 2 Listen survey in October 2017

Survey into impact of mental health on services to be revealed by Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

A major consultation into the treatment of people with mental health concerns by the police and criminal justice system has found gaps in the support available and an inconsistent approach between the organisations.

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More than 2,000 adults in Northamptonshire hospitalised after self-harming, report highlights

More adults are hospitalised in Northamptonshire with self-harm injuries than the national average, a new report has revealed.

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Number of Northamptonshire primary school pupils referred for mental health treatment rockets

There has been a 10-fold increase in the number of young people being referred by Northamptonshire schools for mental health treatment in the past four years, with more than half of referrals made concerning primary school children.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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A survey has been launched to ask young people if they have access to mental health support.

Survey launched asking Northamptonshire's teenagers if they know where to go for help with their mental health

Children and young people in Northamptonshire are being asked to shape how they can find help with their emotional health and wellbeing.
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The MS Society Northamptonshire group. Picture by Mike Bignell mike@mbignell.com

Northamptonshire MS group up for national award

A county group has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 MS Society Awards.

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Air Ambulance Service chief executive Andy Williamson (bottom left)

Northamptonshire's air ambulance charity welcomes positive CQC report

The Air Ambulance Service charity has welcomed a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the standard of emergency and urgent care it provides following a comprehensive inspection of services.
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EMICS volunteer doctor Dr Leon Roberts

Northamptonshire volunteer doctor call-outs to car accidents and medical emergencies lowest in East Midlands

Volunteer doctor call-outs to events like medical emergencies and car accidents in Northamptonshire were the lowest in the East Midlands.
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Jeremy Hunt personally wrote to the county council to commend the staff and carers who provide the Shared Lives service

Northamptonshire County Council's Shared Lives service praised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has praised Northamptonshire County Council’s Shared Lives service following its recent outstanding Care Quality Commission rating.

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Jackie Kittler after losing almost four stone

Daventry slimmer sheds stones to improve health

A woman who worked in the pub and food industry for most of her adult life says she feels great after losing almost four stone.

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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Winners from the NHS Apprentice Awards

Healthcare apprentice awards shine spotlight

The county’s healthcare apprentices have had their moment in the spotlight with their first ever awards ceremony.

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Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

A simple urine test could measure how much our body has aged and even how long left we have to live.

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Northampton General Hospital.

Patients in Northamptonshire urged to use NHS services wisely to ease pressure on county hospitals

People in Northamptonshire are being urged to use NHS services wisely as the county’s hospitals continue to deal with a large number of patients seeking emergency care.
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Shared Lives, funded by Northamptonshire County Council, has been rated Outstanding (file picture).

Northamptonshire Shared Lives service for vulnerable adults rated Outstanding by watchdog

A service that provides long and short-term support in a family home environment for adults with disabilities has been rated Outstanding following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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