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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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28 Jun 2016

New health and care service for adults

A new health and care service to help people struggling with issues such as loneliness, unemployment and housing is now available for Waltham Forest residents.

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17 Jun 2016

Working to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in East London

Local people taking part in a new programme to tackle Type 2 diabetes will be supported to take greater control of their own health and to make healthier lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of developing the disease.

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17 Jun 2016

Women in Waltham Forest encouraged to keep cervical screening appointments to help beat cancer

Women living in Waltham Forest are being encouraged to keep their cervical screening appointments to help prevent them developing cancer.

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13 Jun 2016

6,500 Waltham Forest residents could have diabetes and not know

More than 13,500 people in Waltham Forest, nearly an eighth of the adult population, have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but an estimated 6,500 are living with the condition undiagnosed.

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08 Jun 2016

Local people to benefit from new plans to improve maternity services

Local people in Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest are set to benefit from improved maternity services, after local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) were selected as ‘Maternity Choice and Personalisation Pioneers’ by NHS England.

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06 Jun 2016

Residents urged to give views on suggested locations for GP practice hubs

NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group is asking for feedback on suggestions for how GP services could be arranged in Waltham Forest to improve access to local NHS services in the years to come.

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31 May 2016

Are you prepared for Ramadan?

Local doctors in Waltham Forest are calling on people to plan ahead this Ramadan to stay healthy and ensure they can continue to take any prescribed medication safely.

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18 May 2016

Dementia roadmap helps local people navigate through the uncertainty

People seeking support for themselves or others have looked at Waltham Forest’s online ‘Dementia Roadmap’ more than 1,700 times since its launch last year.

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13 May 2016

The future of local NHS services – more time to have your say and get involved

Local people are being given more time to give their views on a proposed £100m investment across three boroughs in north-east London.

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