News and events

The communications and engagement team publish the latest Trust news and events keeping service users, staff and the public up-to-date and involved. Anyone wanting to contact the team can call (01707) 388148 or email communications@hct.nhs.uk

Service update following the weekend weather

Service update following the weekend weather

All our services will operate as normal on Tuesday 12 December

Posted: December 10 2017

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Trust work to increase awareness of end of life care nominated for prestigious Macmillan excellence award

Trust work to increase awareness of end of life care nominated for prestigious Macmillan excellence award

HCT's Macmillan Clinical Education Team was recently shortlisted for a prestigious Macmillan award.

Posted: December 4 2017

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Congratulations to X Factor winners Rak-Su

Congratulations to X Factor winners Rak-Su

Rak-Su - featuring HCT employee Jamaal - were crowned winners of The X Factor 2017 yesterday evening.

Posted: December 4 2017

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Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre - your questions answered

Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre - your questions answered

Download answers to recent questions from service users, patients, carers and stakeholders.

Posted: November 29 2017

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Innovation rewarded at Hospice UK Awards

Innovation rewarded at Hospice UK Awards

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) and three other local health organisations have won a Hospice UK award.

Posted: November 28 2017

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Simple advice to avoid a fall

Simple advice to avoid a fall

Local care and wellbeing organisations have launched the Remember, Remember, Don’t Fall in November safety campaign.

Posted: November 2 2017

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Name of new facility revealed – introducing The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre

Name of new facility revealed – introducing The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre

A newly refurbished £6m Hertfordshire health facility now has a name – The Marlowes Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Posted: October 26 2017

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Harpenden Memorial Hospital engagement event

Harpenden Memorial Hospital engagement event

You are invited to Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s engagement event on Saturday 14th October.

Posted: October 9 2017

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Notice of Trust's 2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Trust's 2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held between 1pm to 1.45pm on Thursday 28th September 2017.

Posted: September 7 2017

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Come to a meeting about the new Hemel Health Centre

Come to a meeting about the new Hemel Health Centre

You're invited to a meeting on the 24th of August.

Posted: August 7 2017

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Help choose the name of health facility

Help choose the name of health facility

You’re invited to help choose the name of a newly refurbished £6m health facility in Hemel Hempstead town centre.

Posted: August 1 2017

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Collaborative working leads to seamless swap for staff and patients

Collaborative working leads to seamless swap for staff and patients

Two NHS trusts in Hertfordshire have worked together to change the ownership of a hospital ward in Hemel Hempstead.

Posted: July 31 2017

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Work starts on Hemel Hempstead's new health and wellbeing centre

Work starts on Hemel Hempstead's new health and wellbeing centre

Work has started on a state-of-the-art health facility in Hemel.

Posted: July 13 2017

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HCT celebrates UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation

HCT celebrates UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation

The future is bright for babies in Herts as HCT achieves UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Stage 3 accreditation.

Posted: July 13 2017

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HCT wins international recognition

HCT wins international recognition

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) has been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award.

Posted: April 19 2017

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New Health and Wellbeing Centre in Hemel Hempstead

New Health and Wellbeing Centre in Hemel Hempstead

By the end of 2017, HCT and HPFT will deliver services from this new centre.

Posted: April 7 2017

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KASPAR joins HCT

KASPAR joins HCT

Herts Uni robot joins forces with HCT to run first UK research for children with Autism to improve long-term outcomes.

Posted: March 31 2017

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Sixth year of improvements - say HCT staff

Sixth year of improvements - say HCT staff

Trust sees improvements in its staff survey for 6th consecutive year.

Posted: March 10 2017

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Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust FIRST for innovation

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust FIRST for innovation

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) launched a new and innovative health and care service in west Hertfordshire

Posted: March 7 2017

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Hear our plans for west Herts services

Hear our plans for west Herts services

HCT is inviting people to hear more about its plans to change services in west Hertfordshire.

Posted: February 28 2017

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Community trust seeks views on service changes

Community trust seeks views on service changes

HCT announces proposals for innovative new services.

Posted: February 21 2017

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Trust records highest ever flu vaccine uptake

Trust records highest ever flu vaccine uptake

This season’s national flu campaign has put Hertfordshire on the map thanks to committed NHS staff.

Posted: February 3 2017

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Health service an easy decision for toy donation

Health service an easy decision for toy donation

Community spirit has helped a Watford supermarket donate bags full of toys for children accessing health services.

Posted: February 2 2017

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Rapid Response shotlisted for prestigous national award

Rapid Response shotlisted for prestigous national award

An innovative NHS service which aims to keep people out of hospital has been shortlisted for a national award.

Posted: January 27 2017

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Kids and teen health websites launch across Hertfordshire

Kids and teen health websites launch across Hertfordshire

Two new health websites designed to engage and benefit children and young people across Hertfordshire are now live.

Posted: January 18 2017

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Festive donation to help young homeless

Festive donation to help young homeless

Emergency accommodation for young people in Hertfordshire has been given a festive cash boost.

Posted: December 19 2016

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New Vision for ‘A Healthier Future’ for Hertfordshire and West Essex

New Vision for ‘A Healthier Future’ for Hertfordshire and West Essex

A wide-ranging plan to improve health and care in Hertfordshire and west Essex has been published.

Posted: December 13 2016

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Regional awards for community NHS staff

Regional awards for community NHS staff

It was a double win for Hertfordshire community NHS staff during a prestigious regional award ceremony.

Posted: December 12 2016

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Invite to a diabetes awareness extravaganza

Invite to a diabetes awareness extravaganza

Curtains will open on a unique musical extravaganza to raise awareness of diabetic health care.

Posted: December 7 2016

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Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day

Missing out? Know your rights as a carer

Posted: November 25 2016

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Community Medical Director appointed

Community Medical Director appointed

A new Medical Director has been appointed at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Posted: November 22 2016

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Trust Board meeting in public - 24 November

Trust Board meeting in public - 24 November

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s next Board meeting in public will be on Thursday 24 November.

Posted: November 21 2016

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Antibiotic resistance - Simon Wan, Chief Pharmacist

Antibiotic resistance - Simon Wan, Chief Pharmacist

Antibiotic resistance – are we facing the biggest threat to our health?

Posted: November 10 2016

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A golden visit to local health centre

A golden visit to local health centre

Paralympic gold medallist Jess Stretton visited healthcare staff who helped towards her Rio 2016 journey.

Posted: November 10 2016

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Herts community NHS services officially ‘Good’

Herts community NHS services officially ‘Good’

Our latest CQC inspection has rated the Trust as 'Good' moving us out of 'Requires Improvement'

Posted: October 12 2016

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Herts Trusts sign up to alliance

Herts Trusts sign up to alliance

Two NHS organisations in Hertfordshire have agreed to work closer together.

Posted: September 29 2016

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MP proud to have respite service in town

MP proud to have respite service in town

A respite service for children with complex health needs received a special visit by the local MP.

Posted: September 16 2016

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Join the celebrations at a public meeting

Join the celebrations at a public meeting

A debut performance from an NHS choir is just the start of celebrations people can expect during an annual meeting.

Posted: September 16 2016

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More children eligible for a nasal flu vaccination

More children eligible for a nasal flu vaccination

More children than ever before will be eligible for a free nasal flu vaccination across Hertfordshire.

Posted: September 6 2016

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Assessment passed to give breast start for mothers

Assessment passed to give breast start for mothers

Support for breastfeeding mums across Hertfordshire has been given a boost following a national assessment.

Posted: August 26 2016

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Your Care, Your Future - Survey on hospital options for West Hertfordshire

Your Care, Your Future - Survey on hospital options for West Hertfordshire

The NHS in West Herts is keen to hear your views on how hospital services should be provided in future.

Posted: August 15 2016

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Views sought on Gossoms End in-patient unit

Views sought on Gossoms End in-patient unit

Views are sought on proposals for the future of Berkhamsted's Gossoms End Community Hospital.

Posted: August 11 2016

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Best foot forward for podiatry service award

Best foot forward for podiatry service award

Podiatrists have been recognised for providing excellent services to people with learning disabilities.

Posted: July 29 2016

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Community Trust executive appointed national chairman role

Community Trust executive appointed national chairman role

A local NHS chief executive has been appointed a national role helping to shape the future of community health services

Posted: July 29 2016

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Trust Board meeting in public - 28 July

Trust Board meeting in public - 28 July

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s next Board meeting in public will be on Thursday 28 July.

Posted: July 26 2016

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Architect appointed to design new Harpenden health facility

Architect appointed to design new Harpenden health facility

HCT has appointed a leading architect’s firm to design a new health facility in Harpenden.

Posted: July 19 2016

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Potters Bar Community Hospital set to Get £80,000 to Improve Parking

Potters Bar Community Hospital set to Get £80,000 to Improve Parking

Funding to improve car parking at PBCH has been given the thumbs up by Hertsmere Borough Council.

Posted: July 19 2016

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National recognition for NHS recruitment

National recognition for NHS recruitment

Community NHS staff came away as finalists of a national recruitment award ceremony.

Posted: July 4 2016

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Big movements to delay Parkinson’s disease

Big movements to delay Parkinson’s disease

An in-house exercise programme for people with Parkinson's disease seeks recognition as an official NHS treatment plan.

Posted: July 4 2016

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Award ceremony recognises NHS community staff

Award ceremony recognises NHS community staff

Community NHS staff who go above and beyond in their role have been awarded at a special annual ceremony.

Posted: June 24 2016

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Community Trust services work towards breastfeeding accreditation

Community Trust services work towards breastfeeding accreditation

Health visitors are promoting their efforts to achieve UNICEF accreditation for National Breastfeeding Celebration Week

Posted: June 20 2016

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Patient records moving towards the digital era

Patient records moving towards the digital era

Moving towards a paperless health organisation is becoming a reality for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Posted: June 17 2016

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The perfect recipe in partnership working

The perfect recipe in partnership working

A new partnership has given food for thought for maintaining the independence of people across Hertfordshire.

Posted: June 6 2016

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Plans for future health services to be discussed

Plans for future health services to be discussed

Plans for community and mental health services in Hemel Hempstead to be unveiled.

Posted: May 24 2016

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Trust Board meeting in public - 26 May

Trust Board meeting in public - 26 May

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s next Board meeting in public will be on Thursday 26 May.

Posted: May 17 2016

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New health services planned for Harpenden

New health services planned for Harpenden

The Trust has unveiled more about its plans to develop a new state-of-the-art health facility in Harpenden.

Posted: May 9 2016

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Herts groundbreaking agreement signed

Herts groundbreaking agreement signed

A ground breaking Hertfordshire partnership has been launched today.

Posted: May 6 2016

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A one-stop-shop for neurological care

A one-stop-shop for neurological care

A £385,000 refurbishment has seen neurological services in the West of Hertfordshire brought under one roof.

Posted: May 3 2016

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Education to improve end of life care

Education to improve end of life care

Improving care for people towards the end of their life is the aim of a brand new four-person team in Hertfordshire.

Posted: April 25 2016

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Innovative nursing recruitment secures award recognition

Innovative nursing recruitment secures award recognition

A successful recruitment campaign has been recognised for a national award.

Posted: April 20 2016

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Certificate helps boost care skills

Certificate helps boost care skills

A community healthcare assistant has honed her basic skills to increase the level of care she can provide patients.

Posted: April 1 2016

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Innovative Hertfordshire health and social care service picks up top award

Innovative Hertfordshire health and social care service picks up top award

A Hertfordshire scheme which helps keep people out of hospital has won a prestigious award.

Posted: March 18 2016

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Caring health trust is 100 per cent appreciated

Caring health trust is 100 per cent appreciated

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) has had some tremendous results in a national audit of patients’ experiences.

Posted: March 18 2016

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HCT in top 50 of NHS Trusts ‘Learning from Mistakes’ league table

HCT in top 50 of NHS Trusts ‘Learning from Mistakes’ league table

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has made the top 50 NHS Trusts in a new league table by the Department of Health.

Posted: March 17 2016

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Trust Board meeting in public - 24 March

Trust Board meeting in public - 24 March

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s next Board meeting in public will be on Thursday 24 March.

Posted: March 4 2016

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Public invited to nominate community NHS staff

Public invited to nominate community NHS staff

Residents in Hertfordshire and West Essex can now nominate outstanding community NHS staff members for a People's Award

Posted: February 29 2016

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Staff satisfaction in community NHS Trust improves

Staff satisfaction in community NHS Trust improves

Results of the 2015 National NHS Staff Survey.

Posted: February 24 2016

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Selfies help snap up nursing vacancies

Selfies help snap up nursing vacancies

The number of nurses newly appointed at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has reached double figures in a month.

Posted: February 19 2016

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NHS Trust opens a door for apprentices

NHS Trust opens a door for apprentices

A new career path is leading apprentices into a local NHS Trust for the first time.

Posted: February 12 2016

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A paw-fect way to aid rehabilitation

A paw-fect way to aid rehabilitation

They say a dog is a man’s best friend but one pet is going the extra mile to boost patient recovery.

Posted: February 5 2016

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Neurological services get new modern base

Neurological services get new modern base

Neurological services are being improved and modernised by a local healthcare trust.

Posted: February 1 2016

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MP praises Avenue Clinic refurbishment work

MP praises Avenue Clinic refurbishment work

Watford MP, Richard Harrington, visited Avenue Clinic to take a look at how a £250,000 refurbishment is coming along.

Posted: January 26 2016

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Stepping up recovery thanks to donation

Stepping up recovery thanks to donation

Aiding rehabilitation for people with neurological impairment was the drive behind a donation worth up to £30,000.

Posted: January 21 2016

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Team to provide urgent care at home

Team to provide urgent care at home

Avoiding admissions to hospital is the aim of a brand new response service launched in St Albans.

Posted: January 21 2016

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Trust Board meeting in public

Trust Board meeting in public

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s next Board meeting in public will be on Thursday January 28.

Posted: January 15 2016

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Patient feedback helps revise service changes

Patient feedback helps revise service changes

A local health trust has revised plans to move services following patient feedback.

Posted: January 12 2016

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A prize selfie to promote nursing jobs

A prize selfie to promote nursing jobs

Embrace the selfie craze with a chance to win a £30 as Trust launches its latest recruitment drive.

Posted: January 8 2016

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Charity boost for the Blind Society

Charity boost for the Blind Society

Festive celebrations have given an end of year boost to a local charity.

Posted: December 29 2015

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NHS pumps investment into north Watford clinic

NHS pumps investment into north Watford clinic

Watford patients are being invited to have their say about community services proposals

Posted: December 22 2015

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New guidelines for end of life care welcomed

New guidelines for end of life care welcomed

The Trust welcomes new guidelines which aim to put the dying person at the heart of decisions about their care.

Posted: December 16 2015

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Brew over NHS service changes

Brew over NHS service changes

Make your voice heard over plans to change health services at Tring Clinic.

Posted: December 4 2015

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Antibiotic resistance - are we facing the biggest threat to our health?

Antibiotic resistance - are we facing the biggest threat to our health?

Simon Wan, chief pharmacist at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust warns people about the risks of overusing antibiotics.

Posted: November 13 2015

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A breath of fresh air into awareness day

A breath of fresh air into awareness day

People can breathe a sigh of relief with various activities to test their lungs.

Posted: November 10 2015

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A mobile way to contact school nurses

A mobile way to contact school nurses

School nurses are tapping into the digital world providing young people with a new text messaging service.

Posted: November 5 2015

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New website coincides with anniversary celebrations

New website coincides with anniversary celebrations

Fireworks won’t be the only thing launching this month as a local health trust celebrates its fifth anniversary.

Posted: October 30 2015

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Help on hand with new health service

Help on hand with new health service

Families are delighted with the extra pair of helping hands in the form of a new specialist health service.

Posted: October 29 2015

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Children to receive nasal flu vaccinations

Children to receive nasal flu vaccinations

A simple spray up each nostril will help thousands of children fight against the flu this winter.

Posted: October 29 2015

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Dentists chip in to support Stoptober

Dentists chip in to support Stoptober

Take a bite at improving your oral health by stubbing out the cigarettes next month.

Posted: October 29 2015

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Friend’s memory will spur on charity runner

Friend’s memory will spur on charity runner

A half-marathon runner will keep her friend’s memory alive as she puts her best foot forward.

Posted: October 29 2015

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A cake way to raise money for Macmillan

A cake way to raise money for Macmillan

There were no ‘soggy bottoms’ in sight when community NHS staff put their baking skills to the test.

Posted: October 29 2015

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Invite to hear about latest health news

Invite to hear about latest health news

Fancy a look into the future?

Posted: October 29 2015

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