Posts for Health

“A Space To Speak Your Mind” – Cornwall Mind 

From Cornwall Mind: Providing care and support for the local community for over 26 years Cornwall Mind is one of Cornwall’s hardworking charities aiming to fight the stigma of mental health.  With over 1 in 4 people suffering from mental health difficulties across the county, looking after our mental health […]

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Bude’s first vegan eatery …

I must admit, I’ve been waiting for a different kind of eating in Bude for some time, and now it looks like we are going to get it, for Om Bamboo has declared it is opening Bude’s first vegan eatery, called Roots Lounge. I’m very excited at the thought of […]

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Booking a Covid booster

Some people are wondering when they will receive their booster vaccine for Covid-19. This is the current state of play: You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you are a frontline health or social care worker. You can also use this service if you have been contacted […]

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Covid numbers up in Bude and area

Cornwall remains purple on the interactive map issued by the Government, showing higher case rates of Covid than in neighbouring Devon. In the 7 days to 6th October, Bude had 37 cases, a rise of 3 and a case rate of 349.1. Numbers also rose in Kilkhampton and Poundstock to […]

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Highest ever number of drug-related deaths for Cornwall

Safer Cornwall is a partnership of public, voluntary, community and private organisations who come together to do all that they can to make Cornwall’s communities safer. The partnership has recently released a report on drug-related deaths in Cornwall. These increased in 2020 by 9 deaths to 40 (+22.5% from 2019). This […]

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Rise in Covid cases in Cornwall

For some reason, numbers of Covid cases in Cornwall have risen dramatically in the 7 days to 30th September, with total cases at 2478, a rise of 33.6%. The case rate per hundred thousand people is 430.6, not as high as it has been, and is presumably linked with less […]

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6/10 patients not referred for urgent cancer investigations

From University of Exeter: Six out of ten patients who show common “alarm” symptoms for cancer are not referred for urgent investigation, a large scale new study has revealed. The research, led by the University of Exeter working with University College London, and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that […]

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Cornwall’s smokers urged to quit for Stoptober

From Royal Cornwall NHS Trust: Now in its 10th year, Stoptober is more important than ever as figures show people have been smoking more due to the stress and boredom associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Over six million adults in England still smoke – including an estimated 60,000 in Cornwall […]

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Covid update for SW

It’s been a while since I’ve looked, but the interactive map shows a number of areas within Cornwall with high Covid case rates: Perranporth and Goonhavern, St Agnes and that stretch of coastal area, for example. Pool and Illogan had a case rate of 1,079.5 per 100,000 people in the […]

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Community diagnostic centres to open in Bodmin and Exeter

Millions of patients are said to be set benefit from earlier diagnostic tests closer to home thanks to 40 new community diagnostic centres set to open across England in a range of settings from local shopping centres to football stadiums. The new one-stop-shops for checks, scans and tests will be […]

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American police visit Cornwall to trial Surfwell

From Devon & Cornwall Police: American police officers will visit Cornwall this week to trial Surfwell’s world-leading wellbeing programme pioneered by Devon and Cornwall Police. The US team from a non-profit organisation called Surf Waves Enjoy Life (SWEL) are in the UK for four days to understand more about how […]

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Can you help make Bude more accessible to all?

Active8Online is a Cornish charity which aims to empower and motivate young people, aged 14-30 years old, who have a physical disability. They have been commissioned on behalf of Cornwall Council to carry out an Accessible Study of Bude beaches and surrounding areas. so they are looking  to create a […]

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General Practice in Cornwall on the brink of crisis

The Kernow Local Medical Committee (LMC) which represents the profession says local GP surgeries have been overwhelmed by issues such as increased workload – including delivering the majority of the Covid-19 vaccination programme on top of the day job. Maybe this is why many will not be offering the booster […]

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Covid update for SW

Covid case numbers seem to be rising in various parts of the country, but they have dropped overall in the SW. In Cornwall, for the 7 days to 7th September, cases totalled 2101, down by 304 (12.6%). In Bude, numbers dropped to 22 but they. rose by 7 in wider […]

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Surgery suspended in Cornwall due to high demand on the NHS …

Planned routine and even urgent surgery is on hold at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust due to demand placed on the service due to Covid-19. Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Medical Director, Dr Allister Grant said in a press release: “With Covid-related admissions remaining high and health and care services in Cornwall […]

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