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Mum’s thanks as optician ‘saves life’ of Worksop boy, 4, in meningitis scare

When four-year-old Worksop boy Daniel Lee kept complaining of headaches, his worried mother decided to have his eyes checked as a precaution.

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Worksop mum urges parents to ‘ditch the dummy’ after son’s speech problems

Worksop mum urges parents to ‘ditch the dummy’ after son’s speech problems

A Worksop mum has urged parents to “ditch the dummy” after noticing the effects one had on her baby son’s speech.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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COUN ALAN RHODES -- "it is inevitable that the elderly and disabled will continue to be adversely affected".

Council’s dismay over funding crisis in care for elderly and disabled

A growing funding crisis in services for the elderly and disabled across Mansfield, Ashfield and the rest of the county was not tackled by the government’s Autumn Statement. claim alarmed council chiefs.

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The Strategy and Improvement team outside their office at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Bassetlaw Hospital Trust ‘turnaround’ team shortlisted for top award

A team within Bassetlaw Hospital has been shortlisted for the NHS Leadership Academy’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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First aid tips for firework night

First aid tips for firework night

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

Almost 100,000 people had to wait over 30 minutes to be transferred from an East Midlands ambulance to A&E in 2015/16, new figures show.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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Kings Mill Hospital.

Patients warned of delays at King’s Mill Hospital

Patients attending Sherwood Forest Hospitals are being warned of potential delays after technical issues with the patient administration system.

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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws, which can be passed on to humans.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

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58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

Almost 60 serious incidents were reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in a year, new figures have shown.

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Social care cash boost to take pressure of the NHS

Social care cash boost to take pressure of the NHS

Around £2m is being invested in social care services in Nottinghamshire to promote independence, reduce avoidable hospital admissions and ensure people only have to stay in hospital for as long as necessary, council leaders have said.

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Things are hotting up...

Warning for Notts residents as mini-heatwave beckons

Nottinghamshire residents are being urged to take extra precautions as the weather hots up.

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Kings Mill Hospital.

King’s Mill merger delayed into 2017

The planned merger of King’s Mill Hospital with a Nottingham-based NHS trust has been delayed into next year, it has been announced.

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Miners' health checks are not thorough, say the UDM.

Deadly miners’ lung disease not picked up by scans, say union bosses

Deadly lung diseases are being missed by regular chest scans for ex-miners, union officials have said as they step up their campaign for greater health cover.

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GUEST COLUMN: How to help someone who is having a heart attack, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

GUEST COLUMN: How to help someone who is having a heart attack, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

A heart attack happens when the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot.

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