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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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THE team at Specsavers in Aylesbury is raising awareness this Diabetes Week (11 June  17 June) as, according to research, 3,710 people across Aylesbury Vale are at risk of losing their sight due to diabetes.

People in Aylesbury at risk of losing sight due to lack of regular health checks

THE team at Specsavers in Aylesbury is raising awareness this Diabetes Week (11 June – 17 June) as, according to research, 3,710 people across Aylesbury Vale are at risk of losing their sight due to diabetes.

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NHS staff honoured after work on HGV crash

Four members of staff from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) were honoured to receive a special commendation from the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire on Tuesday, 5 June, for the outstanding care and professionalism they displayed at the scene of a collision between two lorries and a minibus on the M1 in August 2017.

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Worrying rise in children referred for mental health treatment in the Thames Valley

The number of pupils referred by their schools for mental health treatment across the Thames Valley has risen by more than 1,500 in three years, figures reveal.

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Across the County, Prevention Matters, a programme within Buckinghamshire County Council which supports vulnerable adults 18+, is organising a number of activities for Dementia Action Week from 21 - 27 May.

Coffee Companions Supports Dementia Action Week!

Across the County, Prevention Matters, a programme within Buckinghamshire County Council which supports vulnerable adults 18+, is organising a number of activities for Dementia Action Week from 21 - 27 May.
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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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The University of Buckinghams vice chancellor was branded misguided by a leading drugs policy foundation after he outlined his views on campus drug use this week.

Bid to make University of Buckingham drug-free called ‘misguided’ by think tank - and Sir Anthony now thinks so too

The University of Buckingham’s vice chancellor was branded ‘misguided’ by a leading drugs policy foundation after he outlined his views on campus drug use this week.
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Women in Bucks miss breast cancer screenings due to national IT error

Women in Bucks miss breast cancer screenings due to national IT error

A number of women in Bucks have missed out on vital breast cancer screenings due to a national IT error, a health chief has warned.
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REVEALED IN PICTURES: Animal group slams Aylesbury Vale farm supplying Nando’s, Lidl and Asda after chickens seen living next to corpses in cramped and squalid conditions

Shocking images taken by animals rights campaigners show the squalid and cramped conditions of chickens living at an Aylesbury Vale farm which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s.

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Trust chair Hattie Llewelyn-Davies has won at the 2018 Non-executive Director Awards in the Not-for-Profit/Public Service Organisation category.

Bucks Healthcare Trust chairwoman scoops award

Trust chair Hattie Llewelyn-Davies has won at the 2018 Non-executive Director Awards in the Not-for-Profit/Public Service Organisation category.

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Rotary clubs join campaign to help reduce risk of stroke with free checks in Thame

Rotary members are urging people around the Thame area to have their blood pressure checked during a campaign.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Four in five Britons don't know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people don’t know they have hepatitis B

Four in five people in th UK are infected with hepatitis B do not even know they have it, a study warned.

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Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Vaping ‘may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver’

Researchers found that high nicotine in electronic cigarettes causes non-alcohol fatty liver diseases in mice.

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Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

Simple urine test could measure how long we have left to live

A simple urine test could measure how much our body has aged and even how long left we have to live.

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Hightown believes listening and learning from its residents is the most effective way to deliver personalised support.

Local housing association wants to help raise awareness about self harming

To mark Self Injury Awareness Day (1 March), Hightown Housing Association is sharing its people-led approach within Aylesbury to show how both service users and staff can help dispel myths and raise awareness of the signs of self-injury.

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Bucks Mind to tackle barriers to IT for  people with mental health problem

Bucks Mind to tackle barriers to IT for people with mental health problem

Buckinghamshire Mind, the mental health charity, has received a grant of £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver a Digital Inclusion Project to remove barriers to Information Technology that can disadvantage people with mental health problems.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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