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Yorkshire teenager celebrates ten years cancer-free by backing awards

TEN YEARS ago this week, a five-year-old girl from Wakefield was given an early Christmas present - the all clear from cancer.

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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Chris Powell and Andrew Wilson at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Picture Scott Merrylees

#SpeakYourMind: Yorkshire Sculpture Park walks for healthy body and mind

The power of the open air and the art of good conversation is being used to provide fresh insight to those who may be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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‘Mental health stigma makes recovery harder’

‘Mental health stigma makes recovery harder’

More than 200 children are being admitted to hospital every year as a result of self-harm in the Wakefield district.

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'Through the 12 days of Christmas we saw in A&E' - NHS launches festive video about Wakefield's emergency department

An animated festive video is highlighting the surprising reasons people choose to visit A&E in Wakefield.

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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Accident and emergency waiting times can be viewed online after a live tracking system was launched by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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JON TRICKETT: The NHS is what matters most to Hemsworth constituents

Over the past few months, my office, with the help of many fantastic volunteers, have been delivering newsletters and surveys to thousands of households across the Hemsworth constituency.

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GP rankings - how does your surgery fare?

Revealed: The worst 10 GP surgeries in Wakefield district

We've put together a list of the worst 10 GP surgeries in the district - based on feedback from you.
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GP Patient Survey rankings - how does your practice fare?

Revealed: The best 10 GP surgeries in Wakefield district

We've put together a list of the top 10 GP surgeries in the district - as recommended by you.
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Doctor quizzed patient about her sex life

Doctor quizzed patient about her sex life

A doctor has been suspended after a medical tribunal found he had an inappropriate sexual conversation with a vulnerable patient.

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'Excuse me doctor, I've broken my nail' - surprising reasons patients attend A&E in Wakefield

Nettle stings, paper cuts and broken nails - just three of the reasons patients have turned up to Wakefield's Accident and Emergency department.
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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals could miss savings target by £8.9m

An nhs trust is forecasting a potential shortfall of almost £9m against its target to make budget cuts by the end of the financial year.

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Women rushed from Dewsbury to Pinderfields hospital during labour

DOZENS OF women have been rushed from Dewsbury hospital to Wakefield during labour since changes to maternity services took effect.

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Georgia is just one of 200 in world with rare gene condition

Georgia is just one of 200 in world with rare gene condition

The mum of a girl with an ultra-rare genetic disorder will lead the first UK charity to help families of children with the condition.

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Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

It would be “naive” to assume that the UK is immune to the opioid drug epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of people a year in the US, a leading public health expert has warned.

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New opening hours for Wakefield's NHS walk-in centre

New opening hours for Wakefield's NHS walk-in centre

The opening hours of a NHS walk-in centre will be changed from next month.
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Turning Point for mental health

Turning Point has been celebrating the success of its new Talking Therapies service that helps people with common mental health problems.

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Youngster with ultra-rare condition given special seat after year-long wait

Youngster with ultra-rare condition given special seat after year-long wait

A girl with an ultra-rare health condition has waited more than a year for a special car seat to keep her safe on the road.

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Survey reveals fears over A&E downgrade

Survey reveals fears over A&E downgrade

Safety fears over the possible downgrading of Pontefract’s A&E department have been raised in a report by the district’s health and social care watchdog.

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