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Dad raises £1,200 for children’s hospital on kayak challenge

A Harworth man who paddled 70 miles in a kayak has raised more than £1,200 for the children’s hospital which gave vital care to his daughter.

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Holly Welchman-Booth, aged 12, in her new bed, supplied by Newlife.

Charity fulfils mum’s dream of specialist disability bed

A leading disability support charity has stepped in to help a Bassetlaw youngster with a specialist bed to protect her from being injured during the night.

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EMAS has defended its record

Chief defends record after probe reveals heart patient died due to ‘lost ambulance keys’

East Midlands Ambulance Service has defended its record after it was revealed a heart patient died due to delays because of “lost ambulance keys”.

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MP says delays reveal need for urgent ambulance funding

MP says delays reveal need for urgent ambulance funding

Bassetlaw’s MP has called for more funding for ambulance services after an elderly resident waited hours to be seen after a fall.

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COLUMN: Facts, fiction and the NHS

In this world of ‘post truth’, the new ‘age of un-enlightenment’, where policy appears to be driven by falsehoods rather than facts, it came as no surprise in 2016 when Michael Gove stated 
“we have had enough of experts.”

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We could be eating more healthily without even knowing it

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Which pharmacies are open in Notts this Bank Holiday?

Have you prepared ahead of the Summer Bank holiday?

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Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

Does talcum powder cause cancer and should you stop using it?

A woman in the US, who claims the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly to the genitals for feminine hygiene, has won her case.

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There are concerns older people are drinking too much

Fears the over 50s have a drink problem as the baby boomers turn baby boozers

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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Jack Trewick, 21, has set his sights on swimming the English Channel next summer.

Student plans Channel swim for mental health charity

A student from Gateford is to swim the English Channel to raise funds for a national men’s mental health charity.

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Peter James will take to the water for Sheffield Children's Hospital starting on Friday, August 25.

Grateful dad to kayak 70 miles for children’s hospital

A Harworth dad is gearing up for a 70-mile kayak challenge to fundraise for the children’s hospital which gave his daughter critical spinal surgery.

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Sexual health services struggling with 25% surge in demand

People could be forced to wait longer to access sexual health services following a surge in demand and a 10 per cent budget cut, warn local authorities.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if someone has an allergic reaction

FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if someone has an allergic reaction

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: How to deal with a diabetic emergency

FIRST AID FRIDAY: How to deal with a diabetic emergency

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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Zoe Plummer was given a lifeline by the Macmillan welfare benefits team.

Cancer welfare finance service marks tenth anniversary

Citizens Advice Bassetlaw and Macmillan Cancer Support are marking 10 years of a joint effort to help people following a cancer diagnosis.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke

FIRST AID FRIDAY: What to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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Dr Shahed Quraishi.

Bassetlaw surgeon elected president of Royal Society

A world-renowned consultant at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) has been elected as a section president of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), London.

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FIRST AID FRIDAY: Spotting and treating a seizure

FIRST AID FRIDAY: Spotting and treating a seizure

We’ve teamed up with St John Ambulance to help them spread the first aid message.

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St John Ambulance: 140 years of lifesaving first aid

St John Ambulance: 140 years of lifesaving first aid

This week marked 140 years since St John Ambulance was founded to create a nation of life savers.

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Inappropriate calls received by EMAS in April included a woman who had lost her credit card.

NHS set new 999 performance targets for ambulance service

Ambulance services have been given a new set of four performance targets for responding to calls.

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