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U-turn on closure of Haverhill GP surgery building

Plans to close the Christmas Maltings surgery in Haverhill town centre look likely to be shelved – providing a deal can be struck with the landlord.

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Haverhill Family Practice


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Closure of patient list at Haverhill GP practice was a ‘last resort’

The decision to stop adding more patients to a Haverhill GP practice’s list is not a cause for panic and was only taken to ensure patient safety.

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Suffolk emergency medical charity is just as busy as ever

Suffolk emergency medical charity is just as busy as ever

The Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) saw an increase in the number of requests for assistance it received in 2017.

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Dave Ince, centre, meets Lisa Shulver and Tommy Hardwick, after the match between Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough. Picture: Gary Brown

Haverhill man thanks duo who saved his life

A man who ‘died twice’ after suffering a heart attack at a football match has met and thanked the two people who brought him back to life.

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Paul Driscoll, medical director and chairman of Suffolk GP Federation

GP Federation is ‘working hard’ to find more doctors for Haverhill practice

Suffolk GP Federation is using a number of initiatives to help it recruit more GPs at the Christmas Maltings and Clements practice in Haverhill.

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Christmas Maltings surgery in Camps Road, Haverhill

GP shortage forcing Haverhill surgery closures

One of Haverhill’s GP surgeries is having to close on certain days as it doesn’t have enough doctors to cope with demand.

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Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the East of England Ambulance Service

Ambulance flying squads aim to keep 999 crews moving

Five specialist teams have been set up by East of England Ambulance Trust to go to hospital emergency departments who keep 999 crews waiting.

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

West Suffolk Hospital in national project to boost NHS volunteering

West Suffolk Hospital is one of 12 NHS trusts helping to create a national ‘best practise model’ for volunteers in hospitals.

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Haverhill and District Rotary Club members take a break from planting crocus corms in Clare.

Haverhill and Clare Rotarians offer their colourful support for campaign against polio

Parts of Clare will soon festooned with purple crocuses due to the commitment of Haverhill & District Rotary Club towards Purple4Polio, the ongoing Rotary International campaign to eradicate polio across the globe.

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Introducing the Red Bag - The CCGs' care homes team, from left, Michelle Eaton (care homes clinical support manager), Ben Harvey (lead care homes clinical support manager) and Amy Woodhouse (care homes administrator)

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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