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‘Nursing crisis’ sparks recruitment drive

A ‘nursing crisis’ at an NHS trust running mental health and learning disabilities services in Sussex has sparked a national recruitment campaign.

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L-R: Simon Baer FRCS, Dr Lesley Apthorp FRCR, Michael Foster and Douglas Flint CBE at the launch of the Conquest MRI scanner appeal. SUS-170324-111659001

Appeal launched to fund new MRI scanner for the Conquest Hospital

A £1million fundraising appeal for a much-needed new MRI scanner for the Conquest Hospital was launched by East Sussex High Sheriff Michael Foster at the farewell event for his year in office.

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World Water Day

World Water Day: ‘Dirty’ bottle packaging urges people to drink and think

Today, on World Water Day, organisations across the globe are taking action to tackle the world’s water crisis.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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new rules on cigarettes and tobacco

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across Sussex are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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NHS bosses ‘do not have all the answers’ on transformation plans

NHS bosses ‘do not have all the answers’ on plans to transform health services in Sussex - but have promised to engage patients while they try to find them.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Product recall

Tesco recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco is recalling a batch of its Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein product because it was incorrectly packed with Tesco Chicken Curry.

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New chairman for ambulance trust

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new chairman.

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Free service for hard of hearing is in Rye in April

A free service for the hard of hearing will be visiting Rye on Thursday April 27, 10.30-3.30pm.

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St Michael's Hospice, St Leonards on Sea. SUS-160215-160340001

CQC inspectors praise for hospice

St Michael’s Hospice has been awarded a ‘good’ rating following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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‘Don’t expect overnight turnaround’ warns new patient transport boss

The new provider of Sussex’s patient transport service has warned not to expect an ‘overnight turnaround’ when it takes over next month.

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Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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Supermarket recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Tesco is recalling a line of frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to the presence of egg which is not on the label.

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The photo of Jaxson  showing a white reflection in his eye which was then diagnosed as retinoblastoma

COUNTY NEWS: ‘White glow’ photo alerts parents to Jaxson’s eye cancer

It was this photo which first alerted the parents of one-year-old Jaxson that something might be wrong.

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Geraint Davies, acting chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (photo submitted). SUS-160427-125056001

Interim boss of ambulance service leaves the role early

The acting boss of the ambulance service has left the post three weeks early.

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Doctors’ assistant project shortlisted for BMJ award

An innovative project which created a new NHS role of ‘doctors’ assistant’ has earned national recognition.

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Staff survey shows improved results for NHS trust

The results of the latest NHS Staff Survey show improvements in important areas since the previous year’s survey at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

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