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Press Releases 2014

  • Stop norovirus spreading stay at homeHealth leaders have produced an online advice film in a bid to prevent an outbreak of the norovirus vomiting bug in Southern Derbyshire. The two-and-a-half minute video features Dr Sheila Newport,... 26 February 2014
  • Make a pledge for NHS Change DayA Ripley pensioner has urged Derbyshire folk to follow in his footsteps by doing something positive for local health services. 26 February 2014
  • Get the right service first timeHealth leaders in Southern Derbyshire have launched a campaign to help patients get the right treatment at the right time. 25 February 2014
  • Health workers see red for healthy heartsDerby-based health and council workers wore their hearts on their sleeves on Friday (7 February) to encourage people to keep their tickers in tip-top shape. 07 February 2014
  • Be a good neighbour and take Winter Friends pledgeDerbyshire health leaders have backed an NHS campaign urging people to check that elderly friends and neighbours are warm and well this winter. 27 January 2014
  • Think you've got flu? Take the £50 note test!Patients worried that they've caught flu should ask themselves if they'd feel well enough to pick up a £50 note lying on the ground. 24 January 2014
  • Feeling under the weather? See your pharmacist!Derbyshire health chiefs have backed a new campaign by NHS England to encourage people to seek early help from their local pharmacist if they're feeling under the weather. 21 January 2014
  • GPs harness ICT to improve patient careGPs responsible for the care of 525,000 patients will soon have a shared view of comments, compliments and complaints across their 57 practices. 17 January 2014
  • Regular screening holds key to cervical cancer preventionMarch will see the fifth anniversary of the death from cervical cancer of reality TV star Jade Goody. Jade was aged just 27 and may well have survived if she had undergone the regular screening tests... 16 January 2014
  • NHS plea to army of no-show patients in South DerbyshireGP practices in South Derbyshire could have seen an extra 9,500 patients last year if they had not been waiting for people who failed to keep appointments. The cost to the NHS of waiting for no-show... 14 January 2014
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