NHS Trust is praised over standards

An NHS trust has been praised for improving standards of patient care following its latest visit by Government inspectors.

Rachel Taylor, has spoken out about her fight to keep disability benefits

Disabled mother who fought for mobility support backs charity crusade

A DISABLED mother who says she was “penalised for her independence” has spoken out about her fight to keep vital disability benefits, as new research showed people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are losing support at an “alarming” rate.


The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines such as treatments for constipation and athletes foot, starting from this month.

Smoking in cars carrying children was outlawed in October 2015.

Yorkshire councils issued just one fine in first two years of ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Only one person in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber was fined in the first two years after it became illegal to smoke in cars carrying a child, a new analysis has found.

Free, cancer information and support is coming to Brighouse, Wednesday 13 June

Macmillan bus will tell residents how to safe in the sun this summer

Free, cancer information and support is coming to parts of Calderdale next week.

Revealed: School hygiene ratings in Halifax

Ever wondered what the hygiene rating was at your child’s school?


Urgent recall issued by Tesco, Aldi and Nisa after METAL found in sausage rolls

Pastry products sold at major supermarkets are being urgently recalled following the discovery of metal in some items.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust had admitted liability

Yorkshire DJ exaggerated injuries to defraud NHS of £800,000

A DJ who "deliberately and dishonestly" exaggerated the effect of his relatively minor injuries in a bid to defraud the NHS of £837,109 has been jailed for three months.


NHS send out urgent appeal as stocks of these blood groups run worryingly low

The NHS are urgently appealing for people with particular blood types to come forward and donate.

Should junk food ads be banned before 9pm?

Call for watershed on junk food ads to tackle childhood obesity

The Government must change the narrative around childhood obesity to make it clear that this is everyone’s business, say the Health and Social Care Committee in their report into childhood obesity.

Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

NHS Blood and Transplant needs donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and an increase in demand for certain blood types.

There are some excellent job opportunities on offer around Yorkshire in the healthcare profession

8 ideal jobs currently up for grabs in Yorkshire if you want to work in healthcare

Looking to kick start or progress your career in the healthcare industry?


Staff time lost at Calderdale Council due to stress and depression

Calderdale council faces an ongoing need to reduce sickness among its employees and improve productivity and still faces significant challenges in some areas new figures have revealed.
NHS campaigners against changes to hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

Campaign presses on with legal hospital challenge

NHS campaigners will press ahead with a legal challenge to controversial changes to hospital services in Halifax and Huddersfield.
Health warning issued with vampire flies set to infest parts of Britain

Warning after increase in cases of fly bites that can cause groin swelling and fever

Sun revellers are being warned by NHS England to be on alert for the blood-sucking Blandford fly, after cases related to the insect bite have dramatically increased in recent months.

Video showing difference between healthy lung and smoker’s lung revealed

A shocking video that shows what smoking does to your lungs has gone viral.

The event will take place at the Orangebox in Halifax

Society urges Calderdale to unite against dementia

Alzheimer’s Society in Calderdale is encouraging residents to unite together to support people affected by dementia this Dementia Action Week.


Potentially deadly 'thunder fever' set to hit Yorkshire this weekend

An urgent warning has been issued to Yorkshire asthma fever sufferers after experts predicted a risk of the potentially deadly 'thunder fever' over the coming days.
Campaigners have raised safety concerns

Jeremy Hunt says 'reconsider' Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals shake-up

A controversial shake-up of hospital services is "not in the best interests" of patients - according to the Secretary of State for Health.

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