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Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday have been announced by NHS bosses.

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Care home gets regional award

Care home gets regional award

A WAKEFIELD care home has been chosen by its residents and their families as one of the top 20 care homes in Yorkshire and The Humber region. 

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Video: Women turn Wakefield’s Thornes Park pink in Race for Life

Video: Women turn Wakefield’s Thornes Park pink in Race for Life

Tutus, leg warmers, face paint, T-shirts, wristbands and trainers. Women and girls went all out with pink clothing when they joined in the fight against cancer in Wakefield.

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New tobacco laws affecting vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here’s how vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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NHS cyber attacks: Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals

Operations and appointments at some hospitals in Yorkshire have been cancelled after the international cyber attack targeted NHS trusts.
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Cyber security experts investigating after malware attack on Yorkshire NHS organisations

Cyber security experts are investigating a nationwide attack on IT systems which has targeted at least 16 NHS organisations.
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Yorkshire patients warned 'only to attend A&E if emergency' after hospital IT systems targeted by suspected cyber attack

Patients in Yorkshire have been warned not to attend A&E unless it's an emergency as NHS systems appear to have been targeted by a suspected cyber attack.

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Yorkshire NHS hospital trust affected after suspected cyber attack targets IT systems across country

Yorkshire NHS hospital trust affected after suspected cyber attack targets IT systems across country

A hospital trust in Yorkshire is among a series across the country that appear to have been targeted by a suspected attempted cyber attack.

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Low paid staff leaving the NHS

Low paid staff leaving the NHS

Health service leaders have urged politicians to address a staffing crisis which is harming patient care in hospitals.

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Health worker
talks of battle with condition

Health worker talks of battle with condition

A PINDERFIELDS Hospital worker has spoken of her 35-year health struggle with a digestive condition to highlight Coeliac Awareness Week.

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Research suggests that regular use of painkillers can raise heart attack risk.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.
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Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Plans to cut the number of hospital beds in Yorkshire would be "unsafe", official papers suggest.
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REACH OUT: The Bishop of Wakefield, Tony Robinson, wants people  to join hands around the cathedral on May 17 to  highlight  dementia.

Bishop reaches out with plea over dementia

The Bishop of Wakefield is urging people to join hands around the city’s cathedral to show they are united against dementia.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

These new cigarette laws come into force this month: Here’s what smokers need to know

Smokers across the district are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Oscar Scholes-Furness.

VIDEO: How running helps my autistic brother

Running Wakefield 10k was a proud moment for many, but for one young autistic man - it changed his life.

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Specialist care for elderly and frail set to open

Specialist care for elderly and frail set to open

Specialist wards designed to care for frail elderly people are being set up by the district’s NHS trust.

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Mandy Mason has been denied a simple operation by NHS to prevent her chances of having another stroke. with husband Andy

Teacher denied op that could “save her life’’

A teacher is being denied what she claims is a simple but potentially life-saving procedure because of an NHS funding crisis.

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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Dr Linda Harris.

Doctor is trekking to Everest

A Wakefield doctor is trekking to Mount Everest base camp to raise funds for Spectrum People, a charity which supports integrating people with mental health issues back into society.

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Nurses Matthew Burns and Charlotte Willoughby.

Second Admiral Nurse brings care and support

A specialist nursing scheme to help families affected by dementia has been expanded.

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