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Red bag scheme will improve patient care in west Suffolk

Care home residents in east and west Suffolk are set to benefit from a new Red Bag scheme which will help them receive quicker and more effective care should they need to go into hospital.

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Sorrel Mason, 12. meets up with former Dire Straits bass guitarist John Illsley, a fellow survivor of leukaemia, after his concert at Haverhill Arts Centre

Haverhill schoolgirl meets fellow cancer survivor and Dire Straits musician

Haverhill schoolgirl Sorrel Mason met up again with fellow cancer survivor John Illsley when the former Dire Straits bass guitarist brought his rock show to Haverhill Arts Centre last Friday.

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(L to R) Cllr Alaric Pugh, Simon Mainwood (T(n)S Catering), Carys Frost, Julie Winfield, Belinda Betham, Stephanie Grayling, Richard Smith (All from West Suffolk Environmental Health team)

Stoke College caterer wins Suffolk healthy eating accolade

A Suffolk caterer has received the 100th Eat Out, Eat Well award in Suffolk at an event held at The Harbour Inn, Southwold.

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Cllr Betty McLatchy and Cllr Ivor McLatchy with staff and children at Stepping Stones Childcare & Education CIC with the new tee shirts. contributed picture

Haverhill nursery’s promotion of exercise earns it a handy windfall

Stepping Stones Childcare & Education CIC in Haverhill have been able to buy new tee shirts for all the children and staff thanks to a £400 grant from the Haverhill Community Wellbeing Fund set up by town and borough councillor, Betty McLatchy.

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How the new Cambridge City FC stadium in Sawston would look. Picture courtesy of Cambridge City FC.

Plans approved for new Cambridge City FC stadium in Sawston

Councillors have approved Cambridge City FC’s plans for a new stadium at Sawston.

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Emergency services were called to an incident outside New Look in Spalding Market Place this afternoon (Thursday). (Stock image)

East of England Ambulance Trust loses contract

The region’s NHS ambulance service has lost the contract for non-emergency patient transport services in Suffolk and Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

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Cleves Place Care Home's dementia-centred interior design has earned it a place on the shortlist for a national award

Dementia design puts Haverhill care home in national awards final

Cleves Place care home in Haverhill has been shortlisted for the Best Interior Dementia Design at the National Dementia Care Awards.

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Dr Toral Thomas has been appointed as the Chief Clinical Information Officer at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

NHS Trust develop new role to boost its use of digital technology

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has appointed its first Chief Clinical Information Officer - a new role that has been developed to boost the use of technology within the trust.

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Dr Thomas Pulimood, a consultant in respiratory medicine at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, is an advocate of the flu vaccination.

Doctors urge public to take action to stop the spread of flu

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has urged people to take action to protect themselves and others from the flu this winter.

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The  team: From left to right;  Dr Tom Curtis, Suffolk GP Federation’s Director of Community Services Sheila Smythe, Dr Fiona Andrews, Suffolk GP Federation Chief Executive David Pannell, Suffolk GP Federation’s Operations Director Julie Smith, Suffolk GP Federation’s Director of Primary Care Services Jules Styles and Prof Christopher Griffiths. Credit: James Fletcher

Future plans for Haverhill GP practice can be discussed at an upcoming public event

Patients will be able to have their say on future changes at a Haverhill GP surgery a public event next week.

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Julie Cave, chief executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

BREAKING NEWS: Two Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust directors quit after inspection criticism

Two senior directors of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), which was put into special measures for a second time last week, have resigned tonight.

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Ipswich Building Society employees Charlotte Gray Farrar (left) and Charleigh Gardiner are raising dementia awareness in Haverhill

Information session aims to improve dementia awareness in Haverhill

Ipswich Building Society is holding a free dementia awareness session at it’s High Street branch in Haverhill from 3.10pm to 4.10pm on October 24.

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Some of the models who made their way down the catwalk to help
raise awareness for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Hospice shows off the range of things that its Haverhill hub can do

A special event showcasing what St Nicholas Hospice Care has to offer has helped raise awareness for the charity’s work across the Haverhill community.

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Some of the Walk all Over Cancer participants at Ridgewell Playing Field. Picture: Martin Hall

Ridgewell slimmers go beyond the call for a charitable cause

A group of slimmers from Ridgewell has raised £,1500 for Cancer Research UK by walking the distance of three marathons.

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West Suffolk Hospital Bury St Edmunds

Picture Mark Westley

West Suffolk Hospital patient records checked after discharge letter software error

More than 3,700 patients’ records are being checked after new software put the wrong medication details in hospital discharge letters.

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Haverhill Family Practice


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Filling in a simple form could improve your health care

Patients registered at GP practices in the Haverhill area are being encouraged to complete and sign a form that allows other health professionals to see their health records.

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parkrun in Clare is the brainchild of Sarah Bevan (centre) with run directors John Husband (left) and Ned Gemmill. Contributed picture

Parkrun all set to make its debut in Clare

Clare Castle Country Park will host its first ever parkrun on Saturday, starting at 9am.

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Staff at Steeple Bumpstead Surgery (left to right): Emily Delicate, lead receptionist, Julie Davies, medical secretary, Dr Carl Bergh, Noreen Metson, dispensary manager, Mel Cunningham, advanced nurse practitioner

Inspection praises Steeple Bumpstead GP practice

Steeple Bumpstead Surgery has been given a ‘good’ overall rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection in July.

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Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG chairman Dr Mark Shenton recommends getting a flu jab

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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