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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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Staff from Buxton Hospital minor injury unit whose care was rated outstanding by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.

OUTSTANDING: Buxton Hospital’s minor injury unit praised for patient care

The minor injury unit at Buxton Hospital has been given the highest rating for providing ‘outstanding’ care to patients.

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Alzheimers Society CEO Jeremy Hughes (centre) visiting Stewart Medical Centre in Buxton with the Dementia Friendly General Practice Pilot team.

‘Dementia-friendly’ pilot project nominated for top gong

A pioneering project designed to make Derbyshire GP practices more ‘dementia-friendly’ has been nominated for a top award.

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First aid tips for firework night

First aid tips for firework night

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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High Peak charities to hold lantern walk fundraiser

High Peak charities to hold lantern walk fundraiser

Two High Peak charities are teaming up again this winter for a magical fundraising event to help them shine light on the darkest of times.

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SHOCKING: Thousands of Derbyshire children are going hungry

Thousands of Derbyshire children are experiencing food poverty – and going to school underweight and undernourished.

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18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

Almost 100,000 people had to wait over 30 minutes to be transferred from an East Midlands ambulance to A&E in 2015/16, new figures show.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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TEAM LUCAS -- Lucas (centre) is receiving lots of help from 11-year-old sister Kyla and five-year-old brother Wyatt.

Fundraising appeal for operation to transform life of cerebral palsy boy

An appeal has been launched in New Mills to raise £16,000 for an operation that would transform the life of a six-year-old boy debilitated by cerebral palsy.

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Young cancer survivor gets dream opportunity from charity

Young cancer survivor gets dream opportunity from charity

A young cancer survivor from Buxton has enjoyed the chance to take a sailing break thanks to a charity set up by a Derbyshire hero.

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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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ENJOYING LIFE AGAIN -- happy users of the Beardwood Natural Living Project at the farms picnic area.

Cash boost for High Peak farm that helps drug and alcohol addicts recover

A project, based in High Peak, that helps people recover from alcohol or drug addiction is to receive a share of nearly £200,000 worth of funding from Derbyshire County Council.

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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws, which can be passed on to humans.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

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58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

Almost 60 serious incidents were reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in a year, new figures have shown.

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CONCERNED -- Lucy Boardman and Andrew Bingham.

Teenager’s letter to MP could trigger Westminster debate on mental health

An important debate could soon be held in Westminster, thanks to a letter High Peak MP Andrew Bingham received from a teenager living in the district.

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Blind physical therapist up for national award

Blind physical therapist up for national award

A blind physical therapist from Buxton has been shortlisted for a top professional award, his latest success in proving the doubters wrong.

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Derbyshire care home rated as inadequate

Derbyshire care home rated as inadequate

A Derbyshire care home has been rated as inadequate in the latest inspections by health watchdogs the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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