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British Dental Association warn that five million unable to access NHS dentistry in East

THE British Dental Association has warned unmet need for NHS dentistry is now at an all-time high, with official data showing no signs of...

National Respiratory vaccination programme announced

THE UK will become the first country in the world to have a national programme that uses the same vaccine to protect both newborns...

Self compassion programme for carers of addicts

A DEDICATED support organisation, Blossome, has received two years of funding via the Unpaid Carers Fund totalling £60,000 from Essex County Council to deliver...

Financial wellbeing programme for mental health care inpatients

ESSEX Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is the first Trust in the east of England to receive funding to offer a bespoke Multiply...

Summertime means struggling families could skip meals warns Salvation Army

NEW research shows that 43% of parents are worried the summer holidays will put them into financial difficulty warns The Salvation Army. In the East...

College students inspired by hospital’s specialist heart and lung centre

OVER 30 sixth form students from a local college rolled up their sleeves and gained an insight into what it's like to work in...

Primary school pupils raise thousands for Southend Hospital

PUPILS from a Westcliff primary school have donated £5,650 to Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity.Earls Hall Primary School’s student council, made up of...

New infant feeding support service for new mums in Thurrock

NELFT is introducing an extended seven-day week infant feeding support service in Thurrock. Parents in the area can now contact a support worker with questions...

Letter to Editor: Alcohol Awareness Week: Harm to children

Dear Editor, ALCOHOL Awareness Week is a campaign from Alcohol Change UK and this year runs from 1st July until 7th July. It serves as...

Health: Are we in a summer Covid wave?

THERE is some talk of a "summer Covid wave" at the moment. We all seem to know someone who has had it lately, or...

Dogs Trust urges owners to avoid walking dogs during the hottest parts of the day

AS the mercury is set to rise to 30°C, Dogs Trust Basildon urges owners to avoid walking dogs during the hottest parts of the...

Hospitals Trust accused of bullying, harassment and discrimination

NHS whistleblowers have reported bullying, harassment and discrimination among dozens of complaints about management at south Essex hospitals. Worrying reports from staff in Basildon, Southend,...

77% of locum GPs in the East of England struggle to find work finds BMA survey

A BMA survey has revealed that three out of four locum GPs in the East of England (77%) cannot find work, despite patients waiting...

Elder Abuse: Campaign launched called: “It’s Never Too Late”

A NEW campaign raising awareness of domestic abuse affecting older people is launched this week. The Southend, Thurrock, and Essex Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB) is...

Improvement scheme raising patient care up for national award

A SCHEME that helps hospital staff to improve the care they provide to patients is up for a major national award. The programme, run by...

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