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Rushden concert hits all the right notes for KGH

Members of a brass band teamed up with youngsters for a fundraising concert in aid of KGH’s intensive care unit.

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Corby's Urgent Care Centre.

Corby Urgent Care Centre operators say they won’t bid for new contract

The operators of Corby’s Urgent Care Centre say they will not bid for a new contract to run the service unless they are given more money.

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Corby's Urgent Care Centre.

Careless smoker causes fire at Corby Urgent Care Centre

Firefighters were called to Corby's Urgent Care Centre yesterday (Wednesday) after a careless smoker set a plant alight.

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Mystery illness: Burton Latimer: Ethan Smith, 6 months has a mystery condition which is yet to be diagnosed. 
Mum Emma Smith, Dad James Mather and sister Lydia Smith, 2. 
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Burton Latimer family speak of heartbreak over baby son’s mystery illness

A Burton Latimer family have made a heartfelt appeal to the public after doctors were unable to diagnose their son’s life-threatening illness.

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Corby survey finds majority of people are unaware of planned NHS changes

Corby survey finds majority of people are unaware of planned NHS changes

Fewer than one in five people in Corby have heard of a major plan which could radically change local health services, according to a survey.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Patients ‘shouldn’t panic’ over Aspirin bleed risk study

Elderly patients should not panic over reports that taking aspirin long-term increases the risk of stomach and gut bleeding, doctors said.

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Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

A new breast cancer treatment could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered a protein that stops its growth and spread.

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A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged.

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KGH lead nurse Sarah Parry, Siobhan Wallace, Koraleigh Wallace, Michelle Duffy, Liam Duffy and deputy director of nursing Diane Postle with the new memory boxes

KGH gets memory box donation to help bereaved children remember their parents

The relatives of a young man who tragically died have donated 12 memory boxes to Kettering General Hospital which are designed to help children cope with family bereavements.

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Your chance to help shape Corby’s health services

Your chance to help shape Corby’s health services

NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking for people to join a new patient representative group.

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L-R KGH Consultant Diabetologist Dr Mike Pierides, Childrens Diabetes Nurse Karen Luck, Consultant Paediatrician Dr Gomathi Margabantu, cyclist Aaron Perry, Dietician, Roopa Sampat and Childrens Diabetes Nurse Kathryn Exton.

Diabetic cycling star visits KGH to raise awareness of condition

An inspirational professional cyclist who is living with diabetes visited KGH today (Tuesday) as part of nationwide tour aimed at raising awareness of how best to cope with the condition.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service has been rated at 'requires improvement' by CQC inspectors.

Northamptonshire’s ambulance service makes progress but still 'requires improvement'

Inspectors say East Midlands Ambulance Service still ‘requires improvement’, but is on the way to making significant improvements.

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Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children excluded from friendships due to fat shaming

Overweight children have more unreciprocated friendships and “frenemies” than thinner kids the same age due to “fat shaming,” according to a new study.

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The CQC visited in March

Cransley care home rated outstanding

A care home in Cransley for people with learning disabilities and autism has been rated outstanding by inspectors.

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Corby mum organises another ‘Wear It Purple’ day to raise awareness of child arthritis

A Corby mum whose daughter has child arthritis has organised a day to raise awareness of the condition.

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L-R: Stroke Association Community Development and

Corby woman speaks of eight-year-old son’s battle with stroke

A Corby woman has spoken of her son’s battle with a stroke aged just eight.

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Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

Parasite in cats linked to prostate cancer risk

A common parasite found in cats is linked to prostate cancer in men while scientists say it can be spread by handling litter trays.

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Everyone at Serve is delighted with the inspection report

Rushden charity which supports the elderly rated as good in all areas

A charity which supports older people and those with disabilities has been rated as good in all areas.

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