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Aussie flu fears leads to flu jab warning from Suffolk doctors

Doctors are urging people to get a flu jab as a severer outbreak of flu is expected this winter.

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Haverhill Family Practice


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

New health and wellbeing initiative in Haverhill partners up with GP practice

An exciting new health project launched in Haverhill has announced a partnership with a doctor’s surgery in the town.

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Anita Bryant lost 10 stone after joining her local Slimming World group and has now been named  rgw organisation's East of England Regional Woman of the Year 2017

Anita ditches the weight and gains a regional slimming title

A super-slimmer who shed almost half her body weight has been crowned the joint-winner of the Slimming World East of England Regional Woman of the Year Award.

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Bill Banks, a member of the governing body of the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, will retire at the end of this month.

Founding member of West Suffolk CCG to retire

One of the founding members of the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is to retire at the end of this month.

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Some of the new equipment that has already been installed in Ridgewell. Picture: Sue Rouse

Tesco tokens will help Ridgewell children stay more active

A small but dedicated group of volunteers has joined forces with Tesco in a bid to improve a village play area and encourage residents to be more active.

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The two new Haverhill LifeLink co-ordinators, Elaine Hewes, left, and Charlotte Murphy.

Co-ordinators appointed for new Haverhill health service

The two new coordinators tasked with helping to bring a new health and wellbeing project to Haverhill have spoken of their excitement about the new role.

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Clements Surgery

NHS outreach services in Haverhill to be relocated

GPs have moved to reassure patients that healthcare services will not be lost following changes at a doctors’ surgery.

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Region’s mental health trust named among worst for out-of-area placements

Mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are being forced to seek treatment away from home in higher numbers than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.

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All eyes were on Specsavers at Haverhill primary school

All eyes were on Specsavers at Haverhill primary school

Sixty pupils at Westfield Primary Academy in Haverhill were treated to a lesson from eyesight experts to raise awareness of the importance of eye health.

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The Clements Surgery in Haverhill

Relocation plans for Haverhill GP practice

Suffolk GP Federation has confirmed it wants to move the Christmas Maltings GP Practice from the centre of Haverhill to its sister surgery on the Clements estate.

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Some of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's long service volunteer award winners and student volunteers

West Suffolk Hospital volunteers celebrate record-breaking year

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has thanked more than 400 volunteers who gave a record-breaking 47,358 hours of time to the hospital last year.

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New home care service is launched for the Haverhill area

New home care service is launched for the Haverhill area

A new business serving the Haverhill area has launched to help provide a better quality of life and combat rural isolation in later life.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk oral patients face delays in treatment as hospital departments close

Patients needing oral surgery or orthodontic treatment face a journey to Ipswich or Cambridge following closures at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Dr Nick Rayner

Assurances given over impact of changes at Haverhill GP practice

About 50 patients learned first-hand about upcoming changes to the Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in Haverhill during an information evening.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance unveils its two Land Rover Discovery Sport rapid response vehicles

East’s air ambulance extends capabilities with rapid response vehicles

East Anglian Air Ambulance will be able to respond to emergencies faster by land as well as air thanks to two new vehicles.

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Paul Driscoll, medical director and chairman of Suffolk GP Federation

Patients to learn more about changes to Haverhill GP practice

The new management team of a Haverhill GP practice is to host an information evening for patients to learn more details about proposed changes.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

West Suffolk Hospital investigates ‘serious incidents’

West Suffolk Hospital is investigating 10 serious incidents reported in March, five relating to norovirus outbreaks, four to patient safety and one to concerns over its blood transfusion service.

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Val Woollard, nursing assistant, and Jo Hayward, assistant practitioner, at West Suffolk Hospital with an ECG machine and bladder scanner bought with legacies

Legacies help hospital give best of care

More than £500,000 left in legacies to West Suffolk Hospital last year has funded a variety of state-of-the-art equipment.

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West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

UPDATED: West Suffolk Hospital reopens email after cyber-attack

West Suffolk Hospital’s external email system has been reopened after it was shut down on Friday to defend computers against the international cyber-attack which has hit computer systems across the NHS.

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Dr Paul Driscoll, the medical director and chairman of the Suffolk GP Federation

Haverhill GP practice set for a new way of working after management takeover

The future of the Christmas Maltings & Clements Practice in Haverhill has been secured following talks to bring in a new management team.

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