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Obesity figures double in 20 years says Diabetes UK SW

The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last twenty years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new analysis released today (14 November) […]

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Thanks a Million! 2010-2019 £1m target achieved for Stratton Hospital

By Ann Furse: It is with great pleasure that I can report the League of Friends of Stratton Hospital have worked tirelessly to achieve their £1m target such a massive […]

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Diabetes UK in SW urges people to take up free flu jab offer

Dear Editor Diabetes UK is urging everyone with diabetes to take up the offer of a free a flu jab through their local pharmacy or GP. Data from Public Health […]

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SW NSPCC letter on bullying

By SW NSPCC’s Julie Campbell: Anti-Bullying Week provides a timely reminder that bullying can happen anywhere, to anyone, and be about anything. If your child is being bullied they may […]

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Letter from NSPCC re schools competition

Dear Editor, Primary school children love getting creative – and they’re now being given the chance to win £5,000 of vouchers to be spent on providing a better breakfast for […]

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ASIST training for Kilk Clearer Minds volunteers

Katie and Emma from Kilk Clear Minds are now ASIST trained. This is an internationally recognised training programme for suicide intervention. So, if you see the ASIST stickers that person is […]

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Bude needs your opinions!

Bude needs you! We (Bude and the surrounding areas) have a chance to be heard! We have been asked our opinions on the following points from Cornwall and the Isles […]

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999 Academy Lite for SW

A new version of an emergency services’ youth initiative has been launched for young people in the South West to develop lifesaving skills. Ambulance, police and fire have teamed-up with […]

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Lidl competition to help schoolchildren

  Lidl is giving primary school children across the South West of England the chance to win £5,000 of vouchers to be spent on providing a better breakfast for their […]

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Cornwall woman reunited with ‘angel’ who saved her

A grandmother has been reunited with the ‘angel’ who saved her life after she collapsed while walking her dog. Caroline Halliday was out near Redruth in Cornwall with her husband […]

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People with diabetes in SW not receiving vital health checks

More than half of people diagnosed with severe mental illness and Type 2 diabetes in the south-west are not receiving vital health checks, new analysis from Diabetes UK shows. Of […]

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#RestartaHeart Day

Are you ready for Restart a Heart day – Wednesday 16 October 2019?  South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) will be running events right across the South West in […]

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Tamar Valley first responders to benefit from Tesco scheme

A Cornish community will have even better emergency care after South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT)’s charity won significant funding for a volunteer responder team. The South Western Ambulance Charity was awarded […]

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NSPCC SW fighting for a fair start for families

From: Sharon Copsey, NSPCC’s Regional Head of Service in the South West of England On World Mental Health Day, it is important to recognise that up to 1 in 5 […]

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Diabetes Hypo Awareness week SW update

Dear Editor This week is Hypo Awareness Week (30 September – 4 October 2019). Hypos affect nearly everyone with Type 1 diabetes and many people with Type 2 diabetes who use insulin […]

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