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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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Staffordshire Social Care Funding Plans Escalated

After NHS England indicated money for the county council and the NHS could be withheld, plans to safeguard funding for health and social care services for some of Staffordshire’s most frail and vulnerable residents are to be escalated. As part of the national Better Care Fund (BCF), which aims to support more people in their homes and in their communities, ...

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World Breastfeeding Week aims to raise local rates

Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week takes place between 1-7 August and aims to increase the rate of breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world Currently a national average of 73% mothers breastfeed at the time the baby is born. Locally the figures are: Cannock Chase CCG                                                           63% Stafford and Surrounds CCG                                             70% SE Staffordshire & Seisdon Peninsula CCG                    62% ...

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Mansion House Surgery £1.1 million Expansion Opens

An opening ceremony for the new extension at the Mansion House Surgery was held on Thursday 1st December. The six additional consulting rooms and a new treatment room as well as improved parking facilities will benefit the 13,500 registered patients, allowing the practice to expand the mix of skills within the clinical team In addition to GP’s, practice nurses and healthcare assistants, ...

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Flu vaccination drive begins at Stone schools

Children Flu Vaccine

As part of a national programme children in Staffordshire will have their annual flu vaccinations in preparation for winter, as the county council reminds parents of the importance of protecting their kids from flu. Pupils in years one, two and new for this year, three in primary schools across the county will be given their annual flu vaccination. This is ...

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NHS petition presented to General Election candidates

Local members of a national campaigning group presented a petition to four of the candidates for the Stone Parliamentary seat on Saturday (25th April). The ‘Save The NHS’ petition has been collected in Stone and surrounding areas by ’38 Degrees’ members over the past few weeks, and stands at almost 2,000 signatures. It was presented to Conservative Sir Bill Cash, Labour’s ...

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Views sought on health services in Stone

mansion house doctors surgery

The Labour candidate for the Stone seat in next year’s General Election wants to hear local people’s views on health services in the town. A survey about the state of the health service in Stone has been launched by the local Labour Party following warnings of GP shortages across the country. Sam Hale, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the Stone constituency, ...

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Stone resident requests donations for Whizz-Kidz

Clinical Psychologist Matt Johnson is running the London Marathon to raise money for Whizz-Kidz – a children’s wheelchair charity on April 13. Working for the NHS, Matt has been helping children and young people who have a learning or physical disability, meaning this cause is close to his heart. Matt said: My goal is to raise £1600 and I would love to raise enough money ...

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Staffordshire NHS 111 service is launched

The new NHS non-emergency telephone service officially launched in Staffordshire this week. The NHS 111 service – the replacement for the old NHS Direct service – is being run by Staffordshire Doctors Urgent Care (SDUC), with call handlers and clinical advisers from Staffordshire working with partner health organisations to support patients. The NHS 111 service has a team of fully-trained ...

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