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Cervical screening rates in Brighton and Hove lowest in the region

Women are being urged to take up their cervical screening appointments, as rates across the country fall to a 20-year low.

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Not too late the have the vaccine

At-risk groups advised - ‘Not too late to have flu vaccine’

People aged 65 and over and those in at-risk groups are being advised it’s not yet too late to have the flu vaccine.

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Dr Anand Sundaralingam and Leach Court resident Jean Murray with blood pressure monitor

Retired residents try out new digital health technologies

Tenants of a retirement block in Brighton have volunteered to trial digital technologies including smart medication dispensers, activity monitors and fall detectors.

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The latest flu map

Latest flu advice - ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’

Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK, according to The latest Public health England (PHE) statistics.

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Sensing element of a prototype of the monitor device (flexible pipe filled with the graphene emulsion) developed by University of Sussex scientists

University of Sussex scientists create ‘life-saving’ baby monitor

Sick babies in remote parts of the world may soon be monitored from afar thanks to new wearable technology designed by physicists at the University of Sussex.

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Police are appealing for witnesses. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

Six teens in custody after man stabbed in Hangleton

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men in their 20s were assaulted last night in Hangleton.

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Pioneering mental health courses helping Sussex people stay well

A pioneering Recovery College in Sussex that teaches people across Sussex how to manage their own mental health conditions is keeping people well, preventing stays in hospital and saving the NHS thousands, new research shows.

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It is unknown if the animal was alive or dead when it was set alight

Body of a badly burned dog found in Brighton park

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a badly burned dog was found in Stanmer Park, Brighton.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision at the junction of New Church Road and Richardson Road in Hove. Eddie Mitchell

UPDATE: 88-year-old suffers ‘serious head injury’ in Hove collision

An 88-year-old man from Hove remains in hospital after sustaining a ‘serious head injury’ when he was a pedestrian involved in a collision with a car in Hove yesterday, police said.

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SECAmb vehicle

Ambulance service ‘middle of the pack’ for new response standards

Sussex’s ambulance service is now in the ‘middle of the pack’ for response times nationally after new standards were introduced last year.

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Jonathan Ashworth, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary speaking about the failed Coperforma contract in the House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

Calls for inquiry into patient transport payments ‘scandal’

A Parliamentary inquiry into payments to a failed private patient transport service provider in Sussex should be held, according to MPs and trade union officials.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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Concerns voiced as large percentage fail to take up free flu jab in Brighton and Hove

Concerns voiced as large percentage fail to take up free flu jab in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove residents in danger of getting gravely ill if they catch the flu are being urged to get their free flu jab by the local NHS as it is not too late to get protected, after figures showed tens of thousands of them are missing out.

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The flu heatmap from flusurvey.org.uk - The map shows a gradient from no reported ILI (blue) to very high ILI (red).

How do you know if you have Australian flu as case numbers rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

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Hospital beds dangerously close to capacity over festive period, new figures show

Hospital beds dangerously close to capacity over festive period, new figures show

Hospital beds in Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust were 95% full in the week leading up to the New Year, well above the recommended safe limit of 85%.

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Marianne Griffiths, chief executive of BSUH

Trust thanks staff as 5,000 treated in A&E over Christmas

The NHS Trust which runs hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath said it treated 5,711 patients in its A&E departments over the festive period.

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400 emergency patients forced to wait an hour in queuing ambulances

400 emergency patients forced to wait an hour in queuing ambulances

Ambulances with patients on board were forced to wait for up to an hour outside accident and emergency departments 414 times last month, NHS statistics have revealed.

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94 per cent of hospital beds full over New Year

94 per cent of hospital beds full over New Year

Hospital beds in Sussex and Surrey healthcare NHS trusts were close to capacity in the week leading up to New Year, according to data from NHS England.

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The Worne family thanking traders on the big reveal

Huge reaction to Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS

Social media was awash with glowing comments as millions of people watched Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS last night.

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The flu map shows red spots over Chichester and Bognor. Picture: FluSurvey

Map allows you to keep tabs on flu hotspots in Sussex

A map showing flu hotspots across Sussex has been revealed.

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