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Travelling fellowship for Valley medic

A paramedic for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has been awarded a highly prestigious fellowship which will see him spend more than seven weeks in Canada, Australia and New Zealand to look at community resuscitation and first responder teams.

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TIGHS pupils with Christine Hughes, and David Herdman from Masimo Europe

Kind donation to help the most fragile

Generous students are helping East Lancashire’s youngest and most fragile hospital patients by donating lifesaving medical equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

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Calderstones anticipated closure has been confirmed. (s)

Calderstones closure confirmed this week

The anticipated closure of Calderstones was confirmed this week.

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There's help out there this Mother's Day for those who have lost their mum.

Support is there for those who need it this Mother's Day

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Mindsmatter service is encouraging residents in the Ribble Valley to get in touch if they are experiencing emotional difficulties this Mother’s Day.

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Dr David Wrigley

'Our health care is at its greatest point of crisis'

Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley is a senior member of the British Medical Association. In a personal view, he outlines the crisis health and social care confronting doctors’ surgeries and hospitals
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Pupils from Ribblesdale High School and Rotarians at the now blooming crocus garden.

Help to eradicate crippling disease

Rotarians are appealing for people to support a campaign which could help to eradicate a crippling and potentially fatal disease for good.
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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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Matron Linda Gregson with supporters at the 2016 Graham Gardner Golf Day.

Golfers are urged to hole some cash for Critical Care Unit

Local golfers are being encouraged to swing into action and raise cash for vital hospital equipment in memory of a Ribble Valley man.

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Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Joyce Holgate with Coronation Street actor Liam  Bairstow.

Mayor welcomes soap opera actor Liam

Coronation Street actor Liam Bairstow was welcomed by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Ribble Valley, Coun. Joyce Holgate and Debra Holgate, to judge the children’s fancy dress competition at a countryside event at Mrs Dowsons Farm in Clayton-le-Dale on Sunday.

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GPs encouraging patients to see pharmacists for minor ailments

GPs looking to end prescriptions for minor illnesses

Patients are being encouraged to turn to their local pharmacy as a first port of call for dealing with minor ailments.

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Street collectors are needed for Marie Curie.

Appeal for Marie Curie street collectors

An appeal for volunteer street collectors has been made by local Marie Curie fundraisers.

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Sawyer Hirst. (s)

Brave diabetic boy's lifesaving kit gift

The grateful parents of a diabetic schoolboy are thanking the organisation that funded a pricey gadget which has made a huge difference to his life.

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Sarah Hartley and Bridget Mashiter presenting their cheque to The Eve Appeal at the Houses of Parliament. (s)

Louise's memory honoured with a £10,000 donation

The family of a young woman from Bashall Eaves who died of a rare form of ovarian cancer have donated £10,000 from her memorial fund to help fund more research into treatment for the condition which claimed her life.
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Nigel Evans with Jason Isaacs and Marie Curie nurses.

MP joins forces with Harry Potter actor in aid of Marie Curie

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to Make Every Daffodil Count this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

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Burnley General Hospital's NICU unit

Neo-natal unit not closing - health bosses

Health bosses have moved to reassure the public after fears were expressed that Burnley General Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit could be at risk of closing.

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Helen Wrathall presents her cheque to the NICU team at Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre. (s)

Emily's legacy will help premature babies

A West Bradford family thanked the NICU unit which treated their daughter by raising more than £7,500 to help other babies and their families.

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Nine-year-old Joseph Blatchford who suffers from epilepsy.

Parents’ heartfelt plea for people to sign petition after oil reduces son's seizures by half

The parents of a nine-year-old boy who lives with a severe form of epilepsy are urging people to sign a petition calling for the legalisation of cannabis oil after a derivative of this drug cut their son’s seizures by half.
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One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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