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Protecting patient information

Last updated: 2011-01-14

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NHS Rotherham Annual Report 2010-2011.pdf

NHS Rotherham Annual Report 2010-11

Last updated: 2011-06-30

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NHS Rotherham news

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Last updated: 2012-12-19

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News archive

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Last updated: 2011-01-18

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PBC approval committee

NHS Rotherham practice based commissioning (PBC) approval committee meeting minutes

Last updated: 2010-05-05

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Newsletters

Practice based commissioning (PBC) newsletters

Last updated: 2010-05-12

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Health trainer service

Rotherham Health Trainer Service is a free service to Rotherham residents who would like additional support and motivation to make a lifestyle change.

Last updated: 2012-08-14

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Want to stop smoking?

Rotherham NHS Stop Smoking Service is a free service for anyone in Rotherham who would like help to stop smoking. Quitting isn't easy, but when you see the drastic improvements to your life and health it is really motivating.

Last updated: 2011-02-14

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Smokefree Homes

Explains what the Rotherham smokefree homes project is and the effects of second hand tobacco smoke.

Last updated: 2010-08-11

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Training

This section is for health professionals with an interest in stop smoking or smokefree homes training. We offer training to all frontline staff.

Last updated: 2011-08-03

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Young people and smoking

Children become aware of smoking at an early age. Three-quarters of children know about cigarettes before the age of five whether or not their parents smoke.

Last updated: 2010-08-11

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Healthy foundations

Healthy Foundations is an accreditation scheme for ensuring healthy early years settings.

Last updated: 2011-01-25

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Rotherham GPs up for the challenge

As a result of the changes to the structure of the NHS outlined in the recent Health and Social Care Bill, GPs in Rotherham have shown they are up for the challenge by forming a new Commissioning Executive which will run in tandem with the current commissioning arrangements until PCTs are abolished in 2013.

Last updated: 2011-02-02

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Raynaud's Awareness Week

Rotherham Health Advice Centre is helping with a national campaign throughout February to raise awareness of Raynaud’s and Scleroderma.

Last updated: 2011-03-02

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No Smoking Day 2011

This year around a million smokers will use No Smoking Day, which takes place on Wednesday 9th March, as their motivation to quit smoking.

Last updated: 2011-03-03

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What you can do in the community during severe winter weather

Outlines what you can do to help people during severe weather and links to Government advice.

Last updated: 2011-04-06

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NHSR Annual Report 2010/11

The NHS Rotherham Annual Report 2010/11 has been produced and is available to download from our website. The report outlines the work that we have undertaken during the last financial year and the progress we have made against our priorities.

Last updated: 2011-07-08

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Love Parks 2011

The annual headache of what to do to keep kids occupied during the school summer holidays has begun but parents are being urged to keep it simple and ‘think park’.

Last updated: 2011-07-18

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Healthy Living Day Camp

A group of children attending the Healthy Living Day Camp during the summer holidays will be taking part in a family fun fitness session with the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue next week.

Last updated: 2011-08-15

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Students Urged to Have MMR Jabs

Students heading off to college and university are being urged to ensure they have had the recommended two doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine before the new term begins, to protect against them against these potentially serious infections.

Last updated: 2011-10-12

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Health Helpline Launch

A new telephone help and advice line is being launched in Rotherham on 1st October to direct patients to appropriate services to avoid them turning up at Accident and Emergency or the Walk in Centre if their condition is not life threatening or urgent.

Last updated: 2011-10-12

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Annual Flu Jabs

Local healthcare professionals are reminding people who are at risk to get vaccinated and protect themselves against flu.

Last updated: 2011-10-12

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Keeping Warm in Later Life

NHS Rotherham has been undertaking a research project to find out what helps and prevents older people in Rotherham from keeping warm in winter. The Keeping Warm in Later Life ProjecT (KWILLT) involved interviews with older residents, a range of health and social care staff, service users and local leaders.

Last updated: 2011-10-25

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GPs Closer to Managing NHS Budgets

As the Governments’ plans for reorganising the NHS begin to take shape, GPs in Rotherham are a step closer to taking responsibility for commissioning some NHS services.

Last updated: 2011-10-28

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RIO 2nd Anniversary

The Rotherham Institute for Obesity (RIO) is celebrating its second anniversary with the news that its patients have shed a massive 10 tons of weight.

Last updated: 2011-11-03

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Patients Urged to Get NHS Healthcheck

NHS Rotherham is urging eligible residents to take up the offer of free NHS Health Checks. NHS Health Checks are available to all residents aged 40–74 years old who are registered with a Rotherham doctor. A range of simple tests are carried out and a risk score is calculated of the likelihood of a patient suffering cardio vascular disease (stroke, heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease) within the next ten years.

Last updated: 2011-11-07

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Mouth Cancer Action Month 2011

NHS dental practices, GP practices, pharmacies and opticians throughout Rotherham are promoting the British Dental Health Foundation’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign during November. Mouth cancer affects around 6,000 people per year in the UK and kills more people than breast cancer and cervical cancer, often because it is detected too late.

Last updated: 2011-11-10

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2011

The NHS in Rotherham is supporting Alcohol Awareness Week (14-20 November) to promote safe consumption of alcohol in the run up to the festive period. As part of Alcohol Awareness Week the Safer Rotherham partnership are hosting two events next week for members of the public, who are living and dealing with teenagers, to explore the issues surrounding alcohol experimentation, use of alcohol, drugs and anti-social behaviour and the impact on health and wellbeing.

Last updated: 2011-11-10

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European Antibiotics Awareness Day 2011

As part of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2011), NHS Rotherham is highlighting the need for people to use antibiotics responsibly.

Last updated: 2011-11-16

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Market Surgery Extension Opening

Wentworth MP John Healey will be opening a new £1.2 million extension and refurbishment to the Market Surgery at Wath on Friday, 25 November.

Last updated: 2011-11-22

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Flu Jab Pregnant Women

Pregnant women will do anything to protect their unborn child – but figures from last winter show that just 38.2% of pregnant women in Rotherham had the flu jab. Whilst uptake among pregnant women is higher compared to the same period last year, many pregnant women and their unborn babies remain vulnerable.

Last updated: 2011-11-24

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Don't Bath your turkey

Christmas cooks are being advised to beware of the risks of bacteria when preparing Christmas dinner. Bacteria are easily spread from raw meat, particularly poultry, but a few simple rules can prevent contamination and protect your families’ health this Christmas.

Last updated: 2011-12-19

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Choose Well this Christmas & New Year

NHS Rotherham is encouraging people across the borough to choose the right treatment and the best place to go for it this festive period as part of the ‘Choose Well’ campaign. The successful Choose Well campaign is now in its third year and provides people with the information they need to get the best treatment and reduce pressure on health services over the winter period.

Last updated: 2011-12-19

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Warm Homes, Healthy People Grant

Vulnerable residents will benefit from a grant that has been awarded to Rotherham to help keep people warm and healthy over the winter months. A successful bid for just over £111,000 was submitted to the Department of Health’s ‘Warm Homes, Healthy People’ fund by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, in partnership with NHS Rotherham, Rotherham Stay Put, Age UK, Willmott Dixon Partnerships and South Yorkshire Housing Association.

Last updated: 2012-01-17

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Raynaurds Awareness Month

NHS Rotherham is supporting a national campaign throughout February to raise awareness of Raynaud’s and Scleroderma. Raynaud’s is a condition that affects the blood supply, usually to the fingers and toes, but in some cases the blood supply to the ears and nose can be interrupted.

Last updated: 2012-02-06

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Don't Let Drink Sneak Up On You

Drinkers are being warned that they are at risk from serious illness including heart disease, stroke and cancer if they drink just a little bit more than they should, in a new government campaign launched this week.

Last updated: 2012-02-09

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GPs in Call to Talk About Poo

GPs in Rotherham are backing a national bowel cancer campaign by urging people to talk openly about their poo to broach the topic of common bowel cancer symptoms. Bowel cancer in its early stages is curable but general awareness of early symptoms such as blood in poo or looser poo, for more than three weeks, is low. In Rotherham there are around 190 cases of bowel cancer each year. The disease affects both men and women and is responsible for more than 13,000 deaths a year, making it the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.

Last updated: 2012-02-09

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Ministry of Food £80,000 for Cooking Skills

Rotherham’s Ministry of Food has received £80,000 from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) to help 480 people to increase their cooking skills by March 2013. The funding will provide cooking courses in the community and at the town centre shop, by working closely with local groups to access people who need some support. The funding will also support the Ministry of Food to provide a further 30 volunteering opportunities, giving Rotherham people the chance to explore if a job in catering is of interest to them.

Last updated: 2012-02-22

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Measles and MMR

Health chiefs in Rotherham are urging parents and young people to ensure they, and their children are vaccinated with MMR following a recent outbreak of measles on Merseyside. So far there have been 17 confirmed and 41 suspected cases in the outbreak ranging from nine months to adults in the 20s. Parents are urged to ensure that their children are fully vaccinated (regardless of their age). If in doubt about your child’s vaccination status you should contact their GP practice for advice.

Last updated: 2012-02-28

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Breast Cancer Awareness Over 70s

Older women in Rotherham are being warned not to ignore symptoms of breast cancer following latest statistics that show roughly a third of the borough’s 200 women diagnosed with the disease were aged over 70. NHS Rotherham working with the North Trent Cancer Network has issued the reminder as part of a local campaign intended to encourage earlier diagnosis through raising awareness of signs and symptoms.

Last updated: 2012-03-22

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Rawmarsh Customer Service Centre Opening

Rawmarsh Customer Services Centre will open its doors to the public on Monday 30 April 2012, providing the people in the Rawmarsh area with improved access to health and council services.

Last updated: 2012-04-10

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Single Point of Contact Extended

The new telephone health helpline set up at the end of last year has been extended following the initial six-month pilot. The Single Point of Contact telephone help and advice line was launched in October last year to direct patients to appropriate services to avoid them turning up at Accident and Emergency or the Walk in Centre if their condition is not life threatening or urgent.

Last updated: 2012-05-02

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First wave application for authorisation for CCG

Rotherham GPs are amongst the first 35 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the country to apply for authorisation to enable them to assume full statutory responsibilities for health care budgets from April 2013.

Last updated: 2012-05-08

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Emergency Dental Changes

Rotherham patients requiring emergency dental appointments will be asked to call a new telephone number from next week as the service transfers from NHS Rotherham to the Dental Access Centre.

Last updated: 2012-05-10

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Farm Animal Petting

Ahead of the forthcoming half-term holidays NHS Rotherham has joined forces with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) Yorkshire and the Humber to remind people, especially those with responsibility for young children, to enjoy their farm visits safely by ensuring good hand hygiene after touching farm animals or their surroundings.

Last updated: 2012-05-25

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Lay Members

As part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 Clinical Commissioning Groups will be established as a statutory organisation as the commissioners of health care. These organisations will place local GPs and other healthcare professionals at the forefront of local commissioning. The local Clinical Commissioning Group will be required to establish a Governing Body whose membership will include two lay representatives. One lay member will be responsible for the oversight of governance (including financial governance) with the other lay member taking responsibility for public and patient engagement.

Last updated: 2012-05-31

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GP 084 Telephone Numbers

Patients across Rotherham are set to benefit from cheaper telephone calls when calling their GP as the family doctors move over to new telephone systems which will ensure that calls from both landlines and mobiles are charged at a standard rate. The move will mean that virtually all Rotherham GP practices will use the cheaper geographic local numbers instead of the previous 084 numbers.

Last updated: 2012-06-12

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Breast Buddies

Rotherham is celebrating the work of ‘Breast Buddies’ by holding a week of events from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June 2012. Breast Buddies are a breastfeeding peer support service that has been established for three years. During this time 124 women have been trained to support Rotherham mothers with their breastfeeding. Breast Buddies groups have been established in all 22 children’s centres across Rotherham and regularly support over 80 mums and their families every week. There is also a Breast Buddies Rotherham Facebook page giving new families a range of support options across Rotherham.

Last updated: 2012-06-14

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GP 084 Numbers - 2nd Wave

Rotherham is celebrating the work of ‘Breast Buddies’ by holding a week of events from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June 2012. Breast Buddies are a breastfeeding peer support service that has been established for three years. During this time 124 women have been trained to support Rotherham mothers with their breastfeeding. Breast Buddies groups have been established in all 22 children’s centres across Rotherham and regularly support over 80 mums and their families every week. There is also a Breast Buddies Rotherham Facebook page giving new families a range of support options across Rotherham.

Last updated: 2012-07-17

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Rotherham Healthy Schools Partnership Award

A healthy living partnership has received a Rotherham Healthy Schools Partnership Award in recognition of the good work between education and the NHS. Meadow View Primary School has been working in partnership with Broom Valley Medical Centre to promote healthy living and to provide aspiration and inspiration for pupils to consider future employment in the health sector

Last updated: 2012-07-24

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Annual Flu Jab 2012

Local healthcare professionals are reminding people who are at risk to get vaccinated and protect themselves against flu.

Last updated: 2012-10-08

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Whooping Cough

Doctors and Public Health experts in Rotherham are encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated against whooping cough to offer protection to their new born babies. The Department of Health recently announced the free vaccinations would be offered following a rise in the number of cases and the fact that newborn babies are particularly vulnerable to this highly infectious bacterial infection.

Last updated: 2012-10-11

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Warning of Dengue Fever in Madeira

Travellers to Madeira are being warned about the risk of Dengue Fever following the first confirmed case affecting a UK holiday maker. A number of confirmed cases of Dengue Fever have been reported in both countries since the beginning of October. This is the first time this infection has been reported in Madeira. Health authorities in Madeira are investigating and implementing control and prevention measures, alongside a public awareness campaign.

Last updated: 2012-11-06

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2012

One of the nation’s defining features is that people love to talk about drinking – but are we having the right kind of conversation? Alcohol Concern has a set a theme of ‘it’s time to talk about drinking’ for Alcohol Awareness Week (19-25 November).This gives great flexibility to have all kinds of conversations about the health risks, social problems, stigmas and taboos associated with talking about the dangers of alcohol.

Last updated: 2012-11-19

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Choose Well Xmas 2012

NHS Rotherham is encouraging people across the borough to choose the right treatment and the best place to go for it this festive period as part of the ‘Choose Well’ campaign. The successful Choose Well campaign is now in its fourth year and provides people with the information they need to get the best treatment and reduce pressure on health services over the winter period.

Last updated: 2012-12-19

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Pregnant Women Warned Over Lambing Season

With the lambing season approaching Rotherham’s Public Health team are advising that pregnant women should be careful to avoid close contact with animals giving birth. Any pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing may risk their own health, and that of their unborn child, from infections that can occur in some ewes.

Last updated: 2013-01-22

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Public Consultation Dalton Health Centre

Members of the public are being invited to a public consultation event about the proposals for a new health centre in Dalton. The proposed new facility would be on Saville Street in Dalton and would replace the current Dalton Health Centre which was constructed over 40 years ago and is no longer fit for purpose.

Last updated: 2013-01-22

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PALS Closure

Members of the public are being invited to a public consultation event about the proposals for a new health centre in Dalton. The proposed new facility would be on Saville Street in Dalton and would replace the current Dalton Health Centre which was constructed over 40 years ago and is no longer fit for purpose.

Last updated: 2013-03-12

 

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