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Doctor strike suspension a ‘huge relief to thousands of patients’

The Patients Association has welcomed the news from The British Medical Association today announcing an end to the planned series of junior doctor strikes.

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South East smoking rates the lowest on record

Sales of cigarettes fell by 12 per cent across the South and South East between December 2014 and November 2015.

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Junior doctors on the picket line earlier this year outside Chichester's St. Richard's Hospital

Junior doctor strikes called off

The British Medical Association has announced a suspension of further junior doctor strikes across England.

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Battle Health Pathway event

Nearly sixty people took part in a cycling and fitness event held to increase awareness of and raise funds for the proposed Battle Health Pathway.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma to pay outstanding wages for patient transport drivers - union

Coperforma has agreed to settle unpaid wages to drivers affected by the collapse of a Sussex patient transport service sub-contractor earlier this month.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma ‘not on brink of financial collapse’

The company running patient transport services in Sussex is ‘not on the brink of financial collapse’, it said in a statement today (Wednesday September 21).

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Convenience chain Spar, with stores across Sussex, has removed packs of its own brand Midget Gems because it may contain splinters of wood.

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Gabi Draper from Shoreham with her daughter Skye

COUNTY NEWS: Mother warns of meningitis risk after daughter’s illness

A mother who nearly lost her daughter to meningitis has warned people to know the symptoms.

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Gluten-free crackers recalled for not being gluten-free

Gluten-free crackers recalled for not being gluten-free

The makers of gluten-free crackers have recalled packets of the product after it emerged they contained excessive levels of gluten.

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New focus on incurable disease that kills more than Sussex roads

People in the south east are more twice as likely to die from one type of lung condition than in a road accident, according to a recent study.

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Diane Abbott Labour's shadow health secretary (photo supplied by the Labour Party). SUS-160916-141728001

Diane Abbott ‘deeply worried’ by Sussex patient transport service problems

Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Diane Abbott has called problems within Sussex’s patient transport service ‘deeply worrying’.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray that may be provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Fund to help staff after collapse of patient transport sub-contractor

Almost £1,000 has been raised for employees of Sussex’s patient transport service affected by the collapse of a sub-contractor this week.

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BREAKING NEWS: Coperforma sub-contractor’s Sussex bases closed

Employees working in the Sussex patient transport service turned up to find several bases closed this morning.

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Failure to pay patient transport service staff ‘unacceptable’

Failure to pay staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service is ‘unacceptable’, according to doctors who commissioned the contract.

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Nearly a third of adults have not had an eye test for two years

More than a quarter of adults surveyed in the South East have not had an eye test in the past two years, a study has revealed.

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Almost three in four in South-East don’t know obesity causes cancer

Almost three out of four (72 per cent) people in the South-East are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today (Friday September 9).

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As you turn your calendar over this morning, why not test your CO alarm too, to ensure your family are kept #COSafe

Silent killer victims on the rise in Sussex

Shocking new data has revealed that cases of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (also known as the silent killer) are rising in Sussex, despite the efforts of campaigners to encourage people to protect themselves with an alarm.

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

1066-country MPs seek assurances on patient transport service

MPs from Bexhill and Hastings have sought assurances from doctors on Sussex’s patient transport service run by Coperforma.

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