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NHS Kernow agrees to retain and reconfigure the Telehealth service

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 00:00
NHS Kernow’s Governing Body has approved plans to retain and reconfigure Telehealth services, working in partnership with the provider Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
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Help prevent the spread of Norovirus and why you should move your toothbrush away from the toilet basin

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 00:00
If you want to help stop Norovirus spreading don’t go to hospital - and move your toothbrush away from anywhere near the toilet basin.
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Changes to prescriptions

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 00:00
NHS England has today agreed plans to save hundreds of millions of pounds each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be provided on the NHS, and launching a consultation on curbs to prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as paracetamol.
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A diabetes walking group in St Austell is transforming people’s health and happiness

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:00
People living with diabetes have described on World Diabetes Day (November 14) how a weekly walk coordinated by St Austell Healthcare and the Eden Project has transformed their health, their lives and brought them new friends and lots of laughter.
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People of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly feeling benefits of new diabetes prevention programme

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 00:00
Grandfather Peter O’Donnell is just one of 26,000 people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. But thanks to an NHS diabetes prevention programme the Portreath resident has a new lease of life.
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Residents offered help to maintain winter wellbeing

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 00:00
With the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, residents are being offered help to keep their warm and well this winter.
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Hundreds of thousands more children in South West eligible to get the flu vaccine this winter

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 00:00
Public Health England is urging parents whose children have not yet been vaccinated against flu to do so before the winter flu season begins.
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Diabetes pathway commended at national awards

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 23:00
Work to provide better, easier support and care to people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly living with diabetes has been highly commended at a national awards ceremony.
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Share your views at Launceston air quality exhibition

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 23:00
There’s an opportunity for people in Launceston to have their say on proposals to improve air quality in the town at a drop in exhibition in Launceston Town Hall on Wednesday 8 November from 3-7pm.
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Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 23:00
If you take antibiotics, when you don’t need them, the next time you get an infection it is more likely that antibiotics will not work, making it harder to treat. This is even more likely for children who have taken antibiotics.
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Patient Transport update

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 23:00
Read the latest update on our non-emergency patient transport policy.
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CQC calls on Cornwall’s health and social care leaders to refocus on the needs of people moving between services

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 23:00
The Care Quality Commission has called on leaders of the organisations that oversee the provision of health and social care in Cornwall to join forces and work together to ensure that people get the services they need as they move through the system.
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Highest smoking quit success rates on record

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 23:00
Expert report says there’s never been a better time to stop smoking.
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Share your thoughts about the Telehealth service: six-week consultation launched

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 23:00
NHS Kernow is asking people to share their thoughts and experiences of using the Telehealth service. People will be able to share their views about the service from 19 September to 1 November 2017.
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NHS launches new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes

Mon, 11/09/2017 - 23:00
The NHS, working with Public Health England, has announced a new drive to prevent heart attacks and strokes saving thousands of lives by taking a more integrated approach to cardiovascular care.
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Mum shares how suicide liaison service saved her life

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 23:00
To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, NHS Kernow is raising awareness of a specialist support service for people bereaved by suicide.
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Do you or one of your family use an electric blanket?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 23:00
Pop along to one of the events being held in September and October across Cornwall and have it checked for free.
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Adults (aged 40-60) in South West at risk as over 560,000 do not manage a brisk ten minute walk each month

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 23:00
A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”.
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