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Unison accuses Harrogate NHS Trust of scheme to avoid paying tax

Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust has been accused of attempting to avoid tax by setting up a commercial arm to run its estates and facilities.

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Katie Hamilton, 26, was studying at Leeds University.

Leeds student found dead at mental health unit ‘should have been under 24 hour watch’ - inquest told

A CONSULTANT forensic psychiatrist told a jury inquest he believed a woman who died after being found with a ligature around her neck at a mental health unit in Leeds should have been under 24-hour observation.

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Peppa Pig blamed for patients’ ‘unrealistic’ expectations of their GP

CARTOON character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients’ unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

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Leeds dental practice ‘made improvements’

Health inspectors have praised a dental practice in Leeds for making a raft of improvements.

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Are your measles vaccines up-to-date Leeds?

Health chiefs are calling on people in Leeds to get up-to-date with their MMR vaccines to ensure a measles-free Christmas.

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Switch up your workouts in the New Year with some weights.

Try a new January workout: give powerlifting a go

With the stress of Christmas looming, getting to the gym quickly becomes less of a priority for many. You're sweating enough at the sight of your bank account balance without voluntarily making time to work out, right?
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Chris Powell and Andrew Wilson at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Picture Scott Merrylees

#SpeakYourMind: Yorkshire Sculpture Park walks for healthy body and mind

The power of the open air and the art of good conversation is being used to provide fresh insight to those who may be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Katie Hamilton, 26, was studying at Leeds University.

Leeds University student’s death - jury inquest continues

A DOCTOR told an inquest she set a 15-minute observation time for a patient at a mental health unit in Leeds after consulting a charge nurse, a registrar and a consultant psychiatrist.

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GP services in Leeds at ‘crisis point’ as YEP survey reveals appointment struggles

GP services in Leeds at ‘crisis point’ as YEP survey reveals appointment struggles

GP services in Leeds have reached crisis point, experts have warned, as the YEP today reveals the difficulties patients face to make a doctor’s appointment.

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Leeds care home rated ‘inadequate’ after inspection

A Leeds care home has been rated inadequate by the industry watchdog after a snap inspection triggered by a police investigation into an alleged assault on an elderly resident.

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Former Trust Governor and Sterile Services lead Pat Hewitson cuts the ribbon with outgoing head of department, Melanie Davies, Sterile Services team members and Trust Board members. Picture: Adrian Murray

Harrogate Hospital department leader leaves £4million legacy

A department head at Harrogate District Hospital has said goodbye to colleagues after two decades and having just secured a nearly £4millon investment for the service.
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‘Concern’ over high rates of obesity among healthcare professionals

One in four of the nation’s nurses is obese, a new study suggests.

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Residents have been calling for improvements to Bond End for years.

Improvements to Bond End will start in March next year says council

Work to improve the enormous traffic congestion problem through Bond End in Knaresborough will start in March next year.

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Former Leeds General Infirmary trainee nurses reunite after 55-years

TEN former Leeds General Infirmary nurses had a lot of catching up to do when they met up for a 55-year reunion.

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Sports coach launches free fitness classes in Leeds Roundhay Park

A professional sports performance coach has launched a free fitness class in north Leeds.

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WEIGHTY ISSUE: The research was carried out by Leeds Beckett University.

Leeds research: Mums blamed for nation’s obesity crisis

Individuals, and women in particular, are being blamed for the obesity crisis in the UK - according to research by Leeds Beckett University.

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BENEFITS OF COFFEE: Darren abides by the food mantra everything in moderation.

Coffee: is it good or bad for you?

So, another day, and another one of those health reports that seem to go against everything you’ve ever heard.

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Charity warns waiting list for heart transplants nearly trebled in 10 years

The waiting list for a heart transplant has nearly trebled in a decade, the British Heart Foundation has revealed as it pleads for people listed as donors to discuss their decision with loved ones.

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Children to get access to mental health support in schools

Children in England will be able to access mental health support in their school or college under Government plans to transform the treatment of mental illness in young people.

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Survey reveals ‘could do better’ picture of Leeds’s health

A survey backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post has revealed a worrying but also hopeful picture of the health habits of people in Leeds.

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