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Self-care advice for Milton Keynes residents while the winter weather lingers

NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients of the health services available this winter.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Milton Keynes residents collectively travel 30,000 miles in new street game

Milton Keynes residents collectively travel 30,000 miles in new street game

Beat the Street – Milton Keynes’ giant walking and cycling initiative – has taken the city by storm with organisers saying there has been an ‘unprecedented’ response to the game.

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‘No plans’ to downgrade services at Milton Keynes Hospital

‘No plans’ to downgrade services at Milton Keynes Hospital

Milton Keynes Hospital has denied that some of its departments could be identified for possible closure.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.

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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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Milton Keynes A&E and maternity unit identified for possible closure

Milton Keynes A&E and maternity unit identified for possible closure

Milton Keynes Council has expressed ‘deep concerns’ after the local A&E deparment was identified for possible closure.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

NHS IN CRISIS: The changing face of maternity

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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£440K package announced by Milton Keynes Council to modernise day services for older people

Last Tuesday Milton Keynes Council agreed a £440,000 funding package to start the process of modernising Day Services for older people; with a particular focus on supporting people with dementia.

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£1.67m capital funding needed to deliver STP for Milton Keynes

£1.67m capital funding needed to deliver STP for Milton Keynes

New analysis by the BMA shows that Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) require at least £9.5bn of capital funding to be delivered successfully but NHS leaders don’t have the cash to do so.

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The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

The full list of the 24 A&E units marked for closure

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

NHS CRISIS: Fears more than half of A&Es may be lost

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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The Great NHS Gamble - what have we investigated and why?

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson asserted that the National Health Service was as “the closest thing the English people have to a religion”.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Rose meets MKFM's Greg Burnet

Rose donates her hair to the fairies

She may only be young, but little Rose Kellett is already helping out the science field - by donating her hair for the advancement of fairy dust.

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Customer reviews of weight loss products should be taken with pinch of salt, finds study

Customer reviews of weight loss products should be taken with pinch of salt, finds study

Product reviews posted on shopping sites do not provide an accurate reflection of the actual benefit of the product, research suggests.

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Milton Keynes Council hopes to ban takeaways near schools

Milton Keynes Council hopes to ban takeaways near schools

Takeaways and fast food eaterys could no longer be able to open in MK if they are ‘a five minute walk’ from a primary or secondary school.

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