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14 Oct 2016

Help to spot the signs and symptoms of breast cancer

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the triple assessment breast clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital is holding an open day to give patients and the public the chance to see the clinic and learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

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06 Oct 2016

Talking about our mental health

The 10th of October is World Mental Health day. Mental health is something that can affect us all – how we think and feel about others and ourselves, how we cope with difficult situations and how we manage our lives. It is estimated that one in four people will experience some kind of mental health difficulty during their lifetime, but it is important to know that there is support available.

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05 Oct 2016

MP’s visit to innovative GP practice

Parliamentary Under Secretary Of State for Community Health and Care David Mowat MP recently visited Allum Medical Centre in Waltham Forest to hear about innovative changes to the way practice staff are working across east London.

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22 Sep 2016

Give your views on why women are not taking up cervical screening in the fight against cancer

The CCG also would like to hear from women who would be willing to take part in a closed discussion with clinical leads for cancer services to find out what can be done to encourage more local women to go for the test

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12 Sep 2016

Stay safe and cool as temperatures soar

Waltham Forest residents are being urged to stay cool, hydrated and to check on vulnerable neighbours during the extreme hot weather this week.

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08 Sep 2016

Transforming care to improve life for people with learning disabilities

Plans are being put in place to improve life for people with learning disabilities and those with autism, who have behaviour that might be described as challenging.

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06 Sep 2016

Help shape local health services in Waltham Forest

Would you like to know how your health services are developing in Waltham Forest and how you can help shape them in the future?

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01 Sep 2016

Oliver Road GP walk-in service closes on 31 August – where to go instead

The walk-in GP service at Oliver Road is closed from 31 August 2016. Other services at the Oliver Road site, including the GP practices for registered patients, are not affected by this change.

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21 Jul 2016

Waltham Forest in top 20 for improved one-year cancer survival rates

Waltham Forest is among the top 20 most improved areas in England for people surviving cancer a year after diagnosis.

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21 Jul 2016

Don’t ignore it, tell your doctor

Waltham Forest GPs are encouraging local residents not to ignore symptoms and to tell their doctor if they notice themselves getting out of breath doing things they used to be able to do, or if they’ve had a persistent cough for three weeks or more.

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