Posts for Health

Jackie to paddle 20km for diabetes research

1 in 17 people has type 2 diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed) in the UK. 3.2 million have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Jackie Diffey is going to paddle […]

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Diabetes clinical champions wanted

  Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals from the south-west to lead improvements in diabetes care. The charity is searching for consultants, nurses, GPs, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists and psychologists […]

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First aid training date in Bude

Ensure you have sufficient staff trained ready for the Summer season. Monday 1 April 9am – 3.45pm Emergency First Aid at Work course The Yoga Studio, Kings Hill Industrial Estate Only £60pp […]

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Police introduce spit and bite guards

In what is a sign of the times, Devon and Cornwall Police will introduce spit and bite guards (SBG) to limit the number of assaults on officers, staff and other […]

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Diabetes UK 85th anniversary

By Susannah Hickling, Diabetes UK SW Region: Since our founding by novelist HG Wells and Dr RD Lawrence in 1934, we have been at the forefront of diabetes breakthroughs. We […]

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Bude ahead of trend as flip flops due to be summer fashion

As this article in The Guardian says, we’ve had Crocs, Birkenstocks and sliders, but now it seems that Bude is well ahead of the trend as the humble flip-flop so […]

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The Human Cost of NHS Cuts in Cornwall: The Permanent NHS Crisis and Stratton MIU Nighttime Closure

By the Chair of Bude Labour Party (as mentioned, other local political parties are also very welcome to submit articles, as is anyone with a view to share). 2018 saw […]

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The unwanted gift of food poisoning and how to avoid it

From Cornwall Council: There are an estimated one million cases of food poisoning in the UK every year, and without attention to food hygiene, this doesn’t stop during the festive […]

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1 in 5 think it’s sometimes ok to drink and drive – it isn’t!

A CarTakeBack.com and YouGov survey revealed that almost 1 in 5 (17%) think it’s sometimes acceptable to drive after drinking – as long as they feel unaffected. With 40 million driving licenses […]

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Diabetes-related amputations on rise in SW

New analysis from Diabetes UK has shown that there were 3,287 diabetes-related lower limb amputations from 2014 to 2017 in the south-west, an increase of 16.5 per cent from 2010-2013. There has […]

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Volunteers to provide Christmas lifeline for children in SW

A team of volunteers are preparing to leave their own families on Christmas day to answer Childline calls from children who have nowhere else to turn. The NSPCC’s Helpline and […]

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A Hi-5 for the children’s Christmas party …

For some reason, wet and windy weather does little to hasten me into the Christmas spirit. What did help this week, however, was an invitation to Bude’s Hi-5 TalkTime Cafe […]

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The most heartwarming story of 2018 – Ernie’s journey…

By Helen Shingler: It’s that time of year when we look back over the highlights as we approach Christmas and a New Year looms on the horizon. For me choosing […]

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Please support the Red Box Project

Seen at Premier Store/Post Office, Kilkhampton. Please support this period poverty initiative. 

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Councillors speak out on Stratton Minor Injuries Unit temp night closure.

As concerns grow about the Stratton Minor Injuries Unit, Councillor Peter La Broy has mentioned this on his Facebook page. The issue behind the closure appears to be a shortage […]

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