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One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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Health bosses are warning about Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)

Drive to defuse a medical time bomb

Hundreds of Wigan residents are thought to have a potentially life-threatening inherited condition which, if untreated, can cause people to die from a heart attack at an early age.

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Hygiene ratings - latest results

Hygiene ratings - latest results

The latest hygiene ratings revealed a positive start to the year for the Wigan’s eateries.

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Leigh Infirmary

Rehab unit to stay here ... for now

A rehab unit which is threatened with closure will remain at Leigh Infirmary for up to 12 months while an alternative location is found.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Mollie with her parents Stacie and Lee and her siblings Marley, Maisie and Max

Help Mollie to breathe

A family has launched a bid to raise £10,000 to buy a youngster suffering from a serious condition a special high-tech vest to help clear her airways.

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THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Maternity cover has to change to meet demand

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Maternity cover has to change to meet demand

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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Bridgewater Chief Executive Colin Scales

Health trust still needs to get better

A trust providing community health services in Wigan has been told it needs to improve.

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NHS plans to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care

Overseas patients to pay up front for non-urgent NHS treatment

Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said.

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Do you suffer with back pain?

The drugs don’t work for back pain

Common over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen don't work for relieving back pain.

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File photo of an elderly woman's hands. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Council leaders’ call to boost social care funding

A growing number of people in need of social care could be left stranded in hospitals because of “continued underfunding”, council leaders have warned.

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Wigan's NHS Trust boss Andrew Foster

Trust boss hails cap on legal costs

Wigan’s health chief has welcomed new government plans to cap legal fees in clinical negligence cases to stop “unscrupulous” lawyers charging excessive costs.
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Wigan Infirmary's A&E department

One in six people had four-hour wait at Wigan A&E

One in six people spent more than four hours waiting in Wigan’s A&E department over the festive period, it has been revealed.

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Dr Kate Ardern, executive director of Public Health for the borough of Wigan

Sexual health classes to reflect modern age

Providing sexual and relationship education (SRE) up to date with the modern age is crucial for youngsters, a borough health chief has said.

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Dr Tim Dalton

Top doc’s massive 33 per cent pay rise

Health bosses in Wigan have said a top doctor is worth every penny of his £90k salary following a significant pay rise last year.

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Staff members at Premier Health Team

‘Outstanding’ GP practice praised by CQC inspectors

A GP practice in Leigh has been rated as outstanding.

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Leigh Walk In Centre at Leigh Health Centre

Walk-in centre helping to take the A&E strain

Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre treated scores of patients a day last year helping to ease pressures on busy local hospitals, new figures reveal.

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Derek Cartwright, acting director of operations at NWAS

More staff needed for ambulances

Ambulance service bosses are recruiting workers from abroad as they aim to tackle staffing problems.

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Dorothy Bowker, Jo Haynes and Caroline Davenport at The Bridge, the new name for Leigh Caring Kitchen

A new start for caring cafe

A community cafe serving unwanted food has reopened its doors - and looks set to be bigger and better.

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