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More NHS cuts to hit local health services

A new radical shake-up of health services is being planned in Mid Sussex, Horsham and Crawley in a bid to save NHS cash.

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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 constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Health chiefs defend cataract surgery rationing

Health chiefs defend cataract surgery rationing

Health chiefs have defended their policy of rationing cataract surgery to people in Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex.

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Celebrate 70 years of the NHS and show your support for mental health services with a Big7Tea party

Raise a cuppa for the NHS with a Big7Tea party

Put on the kettle, crack open the cakes and raise a cuppa to celebrate 70 years of the NHS this July while showing your support for local mental health services.

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Research shows that women of childbearing age need 2-3 times more iron than men.

Would iron supplements boost your health?

You may think of iron supplements as being the preserve of vegetarians and health fanatics, but they benefit a wide range of people
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COUNTY NEWS: Confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Sussex schoolchildren

Students and staff at a Sussex school are being offered vaccinations after five confirmed cases of Hepatitis A.

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PICTURES: Disney party at Chestnut Tree House

Children at Chestnut Tree House in Arundel received a magical surprise when Disney organised a fairy and pirate themed party at the hospice.

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Protecting the food on your plate in Crawley

With the start of Food Safety Week Crawley Borough Council is focusing on what it can do to protect your plate

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No let up for hayfever sufferers in Sussex

Hayfever sufferers in Sussex face another week of discomfort as pollen levels across the county are set to remain very high.

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From broken bones to new beginnings 

From broken bones to new beginnings 

WHEN Tim Bennett was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis and was forced to give up work, he knew he needed something else to occupy his time.
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Permanent post at ambulance service for former London NHS trust boss

The former boss of London’s ambulance service has been appointed to a permanent position at Sussex’s ambulance trust.

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Blood donations are desperately needed – please do not give up

Potential donors are being urged to contact the priority appointment line if they have 0 negative or B negative blood as stocks are desperately low.

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Urgent call for more Sussex blood donors

Urgent call for more Sussex blood donors

An urgent plea has been made for blood 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

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Horsham and Mid Sussex have lowest levels of problem drinkers, figures reveal

Horsham and Mid Sussex have lowest levels of problem drinkers, figures reveal

Horsham and Mid Sussex have the lowest levels of problem drinkers in the UK, according to NHS statistics.

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Natalie Corrigan, 53, from Crawley, wearing her winning hat

Woman diagnosed with brain tumours a month after wedding wins competition

A Crawley woman who was diagnosed with two brain tumours just a month after her dream wedding has won a national competition.

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Sussex volunteers needed to help dementia studies

Sussex volunteers needed to help dementia studies

Volunteers across Sussex are being sought to help with dementia studies.

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Video: Charlie’s story reinforces Sussex hospice ‘Live For the Now’ message

This year, Children’s Hospice Week (May 21-27) is all about remembering that life is short and recognising the importance of making moments that matter.

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COUNTY NEWS: Hospital warned over hazardous cleaning products after death

A hospital in Sussex has been told it must do more to protect patients from hazardous cleaning substances after a patient died in a medical ward last year.

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Janet Muller

Mental health trust apologises to family of Janet Muller

An NHS trust said it failed in its duty of care to a student who was killed after escaping from Mill View Hospital in Hove.

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Undiagnosed dementia problem

Dementia - chance to help West Sussex care and support

People affected by dementia, including family and friends, are being encouraged to share their experiences of care and support.

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