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REVEALED: These are the WORST GP surgeries in the Wakefield district - as rated by you

After revealing the best GP surgeries across the Wakefield district, the Express can now reveal the lowest ranked across the city.

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Treatment: Millie Birch is hoping that money can be raised to pay for pioneering spinal treatment.

‘Save Millie’s dancing dream’

A teenage ballerina is trying to raise money to treat a spinal condition that could ruin her dancing dreams.

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Cash strapped: Hospitals in Yorkshire and the Humber are running at a deficit.

NHS hospitals struggling to meet savings

West Yorkshire NHS trusts are facing an uphill struggle to meet tough financial targets after being hit with the rising costs of caring for patients during a busy winter.

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REVEALED: These are the BEST GP surgeries in the Wakefield district - as rated by you

NHS England has released the latest findings of its GP Patient Survey, revealing the best and worst surgeries across the Wakefield district.

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Success of keyhole bladder op at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Success of keyhole bladder op at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

A man has become the first cancer patient in West Yorkshire to successfully undergo a keyhole a bladder procedure without the disease returning.

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MP Jeremy Hunt.

Council’s call to ‘Give our NHS more funding’

Wakefield Council is calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to sack the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

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Sally Dickinson, Barbara Robinson and Lucy Hayward. Picture: Mark Bickerdike

Watch: Family of Wakefield cancer victim urge women to take part in “uplifting” Race for Life

THE MOTHER and two sisters of a Wakefield woman who died from secondary breast cancer in August 2016 say they will “keep her memory alive” by taking part in a Race For Life run in her honour this summer.

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Agnes Bligh (right) and her daughter  Helen Baldwin  the  relatives of  Terry Bligh the first ever patient at  St Gemmas Hospice , outside the  hospice  in Leeds.

Family of the first ever patient at St Gemma’s in Leeds praise hospice’s ‘amazing’ care as part of its 40th anniversary celebration

THE family of the first patient to be cared for at St Gemma’s have told of the “amazing” care he received at the Leeds hospice which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

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Burns nurse Colleen King

Wakefield burns nurse believed to be the longest serving in the country

IT was quite the choice - take up the habit and become a nun, or train as a nurse.

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Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Wakefield Council calls for Prime Minister to sack Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt during NHS debate

Wakefield Council is calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to sack the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
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Yvette Cooper MP

MP highlights issues facing hospital trust during parliamentary debate

Images of patients lying on the floor at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield were raised in an ‘NHS winter crisis’ discussion in parliament.

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Health bosses hope to reassure people over shake-up of A&E services in Wakefield

Health bosses hope to reassure people over shake-up of A&E services in Wakefield

Health bosses hope to reassure people that they can still be looked after at Pontefract Hospital following planned changes to emergency provision.

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Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

Fears have been raised for the future of GP services after figures revealed that 280 practices in England have either closed or merged with each other in just 18 months.

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Leeds and Wakefield hospital patients face long delays

Hundreds of people have been stuck in A&E departments waiting for a bed as hospitals face a winter crisis.

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NHS spent £5.5m on extra beds at Yorkshire hospitals

Spending on extra beds between March-September was revealed in a Freedom of Information request to NHS organisations:

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Martin Barkley, the new chief executive of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

Hospitals in Wakefield and Leeds adopt Toyota production methods

Hospitals have adopted new ways of working inspired by the Japanese motor industry to reduce waste and speed up patient care.

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A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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Mary Creagh: There’s an NHS winter crisis every year under the Tories

Mary Creagh: There’s an NHS winter crisis every year under the Tories

It’s a sad fact that under the Tories there’s an NHS winter crisis every year.

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Hospital appointments and non-urgent operations could be postponed

Hospital appointments and non-urgent operations could be postponed

Non-urgent hospital procedures and routine appointments could be postponed until the end of the month, after NHS bosses urged health trusts to focus on "the sickest patients".
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