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New lifelike training for KGH staff

Kettering General Hospital has started work on a £600,000 project to improve simulation training for its staff including doctors and nurses.

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Andrea Chalke with Homecare nurse Nadia Anderson. NNL-180417-152725005

KGH launches ‘Care at Home’ initiative

Kettering General Hospital has launched an alternative way of caring for some clinically stable hospital patients.

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The MS Society Northamptonshire group. Picture by Mike Bignell mike@mbignell.com

Northamptonshire MS group up for national award

A county group has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 MS Society Awards.

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Kettering’s heroin overdose death rate twice the national average

Kettering has the highest heroin misuse death rate in the county, according to the latest national statistics.

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KGH in bottom five for A&E waiting times

KGH in bottom five for A&E waiting times

Just four hospital trusts in England hit a lower rate for A&E waiting times targets than KGH.

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Air Ambulance Service chief executive Andy Williamson (bottom left)

Northamptonshire's air ambulance charity welcomes positive CQC report

The Air Ambulance Service charity has welcomed a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the standard of emergency and urgent care it provides following a comprehensive inspection of services.
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The coffee and chat sessions are held at the Crazy Hats office in Wellingborough

Breast cancer charity offers new support sessions in Wellingborough

A breast cancer charity is launching a new group as the need for its support grows.

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EMICS volunteer doctor Dr Leon Roberts

Northamptonshire volunteer doctor call-outs to car accidents and medical emergencies lowest in East Midlands

Volunteer doctor call-outs to events like medical emergencies and car accidents in Northamptonshire were the lowest in the East Midlands.
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A&E Sister Sarah Haylett and Lead Nurse David Anderson with refurb plans. NNL-181004-132744005

Work begins on KGH’s £450,000 A&E refurb

KGH has begun refurbishing its A&E department to improve facilities for patients and staff.

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Target date of 2022 for new KGH urgent care hub

Target date of 2022 for new KGH urgent care hub

Health bosses hope a new urgent care hub at KGH will be up and running in four years.

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Jeremy Hunt personally wrote to the county council to commend the staff and carers who provide the Shared Lives service

Northamptonshire County Council's Shared Lives service praised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has praised Northamptonshire County Council’s Shared Lives service following its recent outstanding Care Quality Commission rating.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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The CQC has rated the Rushden care home as outstanding

Outstanding rating for Rushden care home

A Rushden care home has been rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Still time to have say on Corby health services changes

Still time to have say on Corby health services changes

Health leaders in Corby are urging people in the town and surrounding villages to have their say on plans for the future of healthcare services before the deadline.

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Left to right - Geoff Blurton, Gina Owen, Yvonne Robinson and Dennis Bowden. NNL-180328-151138005

Family of Kettering care abuse victim donate to memory cafe

The family of a Kettering woman who was shown being slapped by her carer on a hidden camera have donated media fees to a local cause.

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Bombay Dynasty in George Street, Corby. NNL-180327-142956005

Naan out of five: Corby curry house rapped by hygiene inspectors

A popular Corby curry house has been told it must urgently improve its food hygiene after scoring the lowest rating possible.

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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Winners from the NHS Apprentice Awards

Healthcare apprentice awards shine spotlight

The county’s healthcare apprentices have had their moment in the spotlight with their first ever awards ceremony.

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Last year's walk

Crazy Hats Walk 2018 latest

Sunday’s Crazy Hats Walk is still on – for now.

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