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Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

Fears have been raised for the future of GP services after figures revealed that 280 practices in England have either closed or merged with each other in just 18 months.

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Leeds and Wakefield hospital patients face long delays

Hundreds of people have been stuck in A&E departments waiting for a bed as hospitals face a winter crisis.

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A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Hospital appointments and non-urgent operations could be postponed

Hospital appointments and non-urgent operations could be postponed

Non-urgent hospital procedures and routine appointments could be postponed until the end of the month, after NHS bosses urged health trusts to focus on "the sickest patients".
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Yorkshire Ambulance Service called to 1,114 New Year emergencies

YORKSHIRE Ambulance Service responded to more than 1,000  incidents in just 12-hours on New Year's Eve and into the early hours of New Year's Day.

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“Unprecedented” A&E demand at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

“Unprecedented” A&E demand at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

NHS bosses have issued a warning over “unprecedented” levels of demand on A&E departments at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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Man who left Pinderfields Hospital is found

A man who left hospital in Wakefield this morning has since been found.
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Wakefield district pharmacy opening times

Wakefield district pharmacy opening times

People are being urged to check when their nearest pharmacy is open over Christmas and New Year.

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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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‘Mental health stigma makes recovery harder’

‘Mental health stigma makes recovery harder’

More than 200 children are being admitted to hospital every year as a result of self-harm in the Wakefield district.

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'Through the 12 days of Christmas we saw in A&E' - NHS launches festive video about Wakefield's emergency department

An animated festive video is highlighting the surprising reasons people choose to visit A&E in Wakefield.

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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Accident and emergency waiting times can be viewed online after a live tracking system was launched by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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JON TRICKETT: The NHS is what matters most to Hemsworth constituents

Over the past few months, my office, with the help of many fantastic volunteers, have been delivering newsletters and surveys to thousands of households across the Hemsworth constituency.

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GP rankings - how does your surgery fare?

Revealed: The worst 10 GP surgeries in Wakefield district

We've put together a list of the worst 10 GP surgeries in the district - based on feedback from you.
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GP Patient Survey rankings - how does your practice fare?

Revealed: The best 10 GP surgeries in Wakefield district

We've put together a list of the top 10 GP surgeries in the district - as recommended by you.
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Doctor quizzed patient about her sex life

Doctor quizzed patient about her sex life

A doctor has been suspended after a medical tribunal found he had an inappropriate sexual conversation with a vulnerable patient.

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'Excuse me doctor, I've broken my nail' - surprising reasons patients attend A&E in Wakefield

Nettle stings, paper cuts and broken nails - just three of the reasons patients have turned up to Wakefield's Accident and Emergency department.
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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals could miss savings target by £8.9m

An nhs trust is forecasting a potential shortfall of almost £9m against its target to make budget cuts by the end of the financial year.

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Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

It would be “naive” to assume that the UK is immune to the opioid drug epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of people a year in the US, a leading public health expert has warned.

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