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East Northants firm in drive to recruit 100 care workers

A care provider is hoping to recruit 100 care workers in the coming year to keep up with the demand for services.

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Northamptonshire County Council says they will challenge the ombudsman's recommendations.

County council told to 'put things right' after Northamptonshire man foots £17,000 bill to cover gaps in care

Northamptonshire County Council has been scolded and told to "accept its faults" after a man was forced to pay more than £17,000 in private care costs for services he should have received from the local authority.
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Isebrook Hospital in Wellingborough

Recruitment drive for nurses to join team at Wellingborough hospital

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is recruiting for registered nurses to join its community beds team at Wellingborough’s Isebrook Hospital.

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St Mary's Hospital in Kettering features in the video

VIDEO: Go behind the scenes with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is offering a closer look at local healthcare with its #weareNHFT video online.

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People are being encouraged to attend the blood donor sessions in Raunds next week

Appeal for volunteers to give blood in Raunds next week

The NHS Blood and Transplant service is appealing for volunteers to make an appointment to donate blood in Raunds next week.

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KGH marks 10 years of life-saving bowel screening

KGH is celebrating 10 years of providing a life-saving bowel screening service which has found almost 800 cancers.

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Medical ‘blunders’ by KGH result in payouts totalling almost £28m

Medical negligence claims against Kettering General Hospital have seen payouts worth almost £28m in the past five years.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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One in four A&E patients at KGH in December waited for more than four hours

More than 25 per cent of patients who attended KGH’s A&E department in December had to wait for longer than four hours.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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Desborough family welcome new move to highlight dangers of deadly infection

A couple whose baby died shortly after being born because of a relatively unknown infection have welcomed the news that all expectant mothers will now be routinely given information about Group B Streptococcus.

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The 2018 Workplace Challenge launched at the start of this week.

New campaign to get Northamptonshire workers more active

A new campaign aimed at tackling inactivity in workplaces across Northamptonshire has launched, giving you the chance to get involved.
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How do you know if you have Australian flu as flu cases in Northamptonshire rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

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Residents withdrawn from Burton Latimer care home over management concerns

A Burton Latimer care home at the centre of a police investigation into neglect allegations will be temporarily taken over by Northamptonshire County Council.

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People in Corby are being urged to donate

Urgent appeal for blood donors in Corby

The NHS Blood and Transplant service has made an urgent appeal for people to donate blood in Corby.

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Vaccination warning over Australian 'flu

Vaccine warning as Australian ‘flu threat grows

The elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the UK are being urged to get vaccinated as the threat of the Australian ‘flu reaching our shores heightens.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Three in four of us are concerned about the health of their partner - due to stress and lack of exercise, according to research.

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The Macmillan bus is coming to Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough next week

Macmillan support bus coming to Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough next week

Free cancer advice and support is coming to Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough next week.

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Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across our region has been revealed.

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