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Healthy Living Mobile App Needs Volunteers

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People in Stone, and the wider county, are being encouraged to help shape and design a healthy living app. The My Kin wellbeing mobile phone application is being developed by technology company Sentimoto, with help from Staffordshire County Council. The app helps people to ‘self-assess’ their health and well-being, using trusted NHS tools, and signpost them to appropriate local activities ...

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Breast screening service for Stone residents at Stafford’s County Hospital

Stone Breast Screening

From mid November onwards, a potentially lifesaving breast screening service is inviting all ladies from the Stone area who are aged between 47-70 years old  to a routine breast screening appointment at County Hospital, Stafford. Health Improvement Practitioner, Gina Newman is urging all ladies to attend for their appointments. She said “A six-minute appointment can potentially safe your life. Incidents ...

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New deal to deliver integrated care in Staffordshire

Integrated Care

People are being encouraged to find out more and have their say on a new agreement to deliver health and social care side by side across Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP) have agreed a new contract to run from 2017 to 2020 and a public consultation on the proposals is now open. Alan White, ...

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On your bike for Cycle To Work Day

I want to ride my bicycle…Pedal power!  Could you be persuaded to ditch your car in favour of your bike, to travel to your workplace in or on the outskirts of Stone? Think about it – it saves you money, the only pounds you will lose are in weight, plus it helps keep the environment free from all that nasty ...

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Patients urged to join the fight on antibiotic resistance

Patients in Stone are being urged to use antibiotics responsibly to keep them in good health and prevent disease-resistant infection from spreading. Antibiotics are a vital tool for treating infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and tuberculosis and for preventing infections during surgical procedures and cancer treatment. However, the more antibiotics are used the less effective they become because overuse gives resistant ...

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Flu vaccination reminder for parents in Stone

flu vaccination

Parents of children between two and seven in Stone have been urged to make sure their little ones have their flu vaccination. The nasal vaccination is available free on the NHS for children between two and four, as well as those in school years one and two.  Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says it’s quick, effective and painless. The vaccination ...

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Firefighters take on extra health and wellbeing role

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Firefighters in Stone and across Staffordshire will be doing more to help vulnerable residents in a new partnership with the NHS designed to tackle health and social problems and reduce winter pressures. The ground-breaking national partnership between Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Public Health England (PHS) was launched this week and will see firefighters in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent carrying out extended ‘Safe ...

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Smoking in cars ban comes into force

New laws making it illegal to smoke in a vehicle with anyone under 18 have been welcomed by Staffordshire County Council. Under the Smoke Free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015, it will be an offence to light up in any enclosed vehicle carrying people under 18. The law, which comes into force today, means anyone caught smoking in a car or other ...

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Smokers urged to make Stoptober a friends and family affair

Smokers in Stone are being urged to quit by joining forces with friends and family as part of next month’s Stoptober campaign. Latest figures show around 16% of Staffordshire’s adults smoke. Public Health England is urging residents to sign up together for the 28-day mass quit attempt, as research shows people are more likely to succeed if a friend or family member ...

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