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NHS to invest in new dental surgery in contract worth £6m

People across Leicestershire and Rutland will soon benefit from improved access to local NHS dental care after NHS England Central Midlands awarded seven contracts to dental service providers, worth £6.3m annually.

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Black tie dinner helps hospital

A charity dinner and auction held in memory of Stamford man Richard Marsh raised £4,500 for Peterborough City Hospital’s Critical Care Unit.

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Internal work starts at rehab centre

Project partners on site at The Get Busy Living Centre

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Improve mental health care plea

A woman bravely fighting mental health problems is appealing for more help to be made available to fellow sufferers.

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Cooking up healthy lessons for youngsters

Pupils have enjoyed a free breakfast as part of a school’s bid to improve wellbeing.

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As London Marathon approaches, these runners are raring to go

Two people from Stamford will be pounding the streets of the capital later this month for the London Marathon in aid of causes close to their hearts.

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Stuart Morgan and his wife on holiday in Rome.

Uffington man’s call for women to be aware of ovarian cancer

A bereaved husband has put out an appeal to women to visit their GP if they display any symptoms of ovarian cancer after the devastating illness claimed the life of his wife.

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Peterborough City Hospital praised for breast feeding support

Maternity staff at Peterborough City Hospital have celebrated their reaccreditation from the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative.

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Plan revealed to formally merge three Stamford GP surgeries

Three Stamford GP practices, which are all part of the Lakeside Healthcare Group, are consulting on plans to formally merge their patients’ lists.

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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CCG chief executive Tim Sacks, pictured before the meeting in Oakham, said  a health funding shortfall of �400 million is predicted within five years

Consultant slams ‘insane’ plan to reduce number of hospital beds in Rutland and beyond

Plans to close the inpatient unit at Rutland Memorial Hospital and reduce the number of hospital beds across Leicestershire have been branded ‘pure insanity’ by a senior doctor.

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One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits reckon they NEVER have a good morning - and a quarter seldom enjoying more than two good mornings a week, a study has found.

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One in 13 has Type 2 diabetes, new figures show

One in 13 people have Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed.

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Alzheimer’s Society course will help those caring for dementia sufferers

A free Alzheimer’s Society course to help people caring for someone with dementia is coming to Stamford in March.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Scanner is lifted into place at Stamford Hospital

A new MRI scanner was moved into Stamford Hospital on Sunday morning in a spectacle which would have caught the eye of any passers-by.

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