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Barts Heart Centre completes move into state-of-the-art new home

The Barts Heart Centre, one of Europe’s largest specialist cardiovascular complexes, is now treating more than 200 patients a day under one roof for the first time. 18 months after opening its doors at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, the flagship facility run by Barts Health NHS Trust has finally brought all its 1,100 staff and equipment together in ...

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Barts Health hailed top for inclusion in 2016 Nursing Times awards

  Barts Health staff who go above and beyond to inspire others to fulfil their personal potential have beaten more than 200 other applicants to be awarded ‘team of the year’ at the annual Nursing Times awards. Held on 26 October 2016, the award celebrates the team’s achievements in encouraging others to be proud of their heritage, gender and sexuality ...

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Pregnant women should get the flu vaccination – it’s free because you need it

  Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging pregnant women to have the free flu vaccine this winter. Research shows that around four in 10 (42%) of pregnant women got their jab last year. Pregnancy naturally weakens the body’s immune system, and as a result it can cause serious complications for both mother and her unborn baby. Despite this, a fifth ...

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Seven top fruits for beautiful glowing skin

Beautiful flawless, glowing skin is a priceless thing of beauty that all want to have. Loading up your daily diet with fruits is one of the best ways to make your skin healthy and flawless. Most fruits nourish the skin from inside, giving you the much needed glow on the face. No cosmetics or beauty treatments can replace this natural ...

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South Asian Parents urged to vaccinate their children against flu this winter

    Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging parents and carers to help protect their children from flu this winter, as the largest ever programme vaccinating children against it gets underway. This year, the vaccine is being offered to 2 – 4 year-olds, those in school years 1 and 2, and is being extended to school year 3, helping protect ...

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Pregnant women should get the flu vaccination – it’s free because you need it

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging pregnant women to have the free flu vaccine this winter. Research shows that around four in 10 (42%) of pregnant women got their jab last year. Pregnancy naturally weakens the body’s immune system, and as a result it can cause serious complications for both mother and her unborn baby. Despite this, a fifth of ...

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South Asian Parents urged to vaccinate their children against flu this winter

    Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging parents and carers to help protect their children from flu this winter, as the largest ever programme vaccinating children against it gets underway. This year, the vaccine is being offered to 2 – 4 year-olds, those in school years 1 and 2, and is being extended to school year 3, helping protect ...

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Breast implant register launches ‘to safeguard patients’

A register of patients in England with breast and other cosmetic implants has been set up to allow them to be traced in the event of any safety concerns. The move comes after faulty Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) silicone breast implants were recalled in 2010, affecting thousands of women. The inclusion of individual patients’ details will not be mandatory. However, ...

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Day centre marks World Mental Health Day

  A day centre, which runs activities and programmes to promote adult mental well-being, held an event to mark World Mental Health Day. Pritchard’s Road Day Centre in Bethnal Green hosted activities on Friday 7 October in advance of World Mental Health Day, which is observed on October 10 every year. The day provides an opportunity for the public, organisations and ...

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Threat to name NHS trusts over high agency spending

The regulator, NHS Improvement, said it wanted more progress after the NHS had slipped behind schedule in its efforts to reduce the agency bill. Last year £3.6bn was spent on agency staff, but the regulator wants that brought down by £1bn by the end of this financial year. A cap was introduced in October and has so far saved £600m, ...

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