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REVEALED: These are the WORST GP surgeries in the Wakefield district - as rated by you

After revealing the best GP surgeries across the Wakefield district, the Express can now reveal the lowest ranked across the city.

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REVEALED: These are the BEST GP surgeries in the Wakefield district - as rated by you

NHS England has released the latest findings of its GP Patient Survey, revealing the best and worst surgeries across the Wakefield district.

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MP Jeremy Hunt.

Council’s call to ‘Give our NHS more funding’

Wakefield Council is calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to sack the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

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Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Wakefield Council calls for Prime Minister to sack Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt during NHS debate

Wakefield Council is calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to sack the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
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Yvette Cooper MP

MP highlights issues facing hospital trust during parliamentary debate

Images of patients lying on the floor at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield were raised in an ‘NHS winter crisis’ discussion in parliament.

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Health bosses hope to reassure people over shake-up of A&E services in Wakefield

Health bosses hope to reassure people over shake-up of A&E services in Wakefield

Health bosses hope to reassure people that they can still be looked after at Pontefract Hospital following planned changes to emergency provision.

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Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

Fears have been raised for the future of GP services after figures revealed that 280 practices in England have either closed or merged with each other in just 18 months.

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Leeds and Wakefield hospital patients face long delays

Hundreds of people have been stuck in A&E departments waiting for a bed as hospitals face a winter crisis.

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NHS spent £5.5m on extra beds at Yorkshire hospitals

Spending on extra beds between March-September was revealed in a Freedom of Information request to NHS organisations:

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Martin Barkley, the new chief executive of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

Hospitals in Wakefield and Leeds adopt Toyota production methods

Hospitals have adopted new ways of working inspired by the Japanese motor industry to reduce waste and speed up patient care.

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A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Hospital appointments and non-urgent operations could be postponed

Hospital appointments and non-urgent operations could be postponed

Non-urgent hospital procedures and routine appointments could be postponed until the end of the month, after NHS bosses urged health trusts to focus on "the sickest patients".
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Yorkshire Ambulance Service called to 1,114 New Year emergencies

YORKSHIRE Ambulance Service responded to more than 1,000  incidents in just 12-hours on New Year's Eve and into the early hours of New Year's Day.

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People urged to check chemists’ opening hours for New Year’s Day

People are being urged to check when their nearest pharmacy is open on New Year’s Day and remember to collect repeat prescriptions.

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“Unprecedented” A&E demand at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

“Unprecedented” A&E demand at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

NHS bosses have issued a warning over “unprecedented” levels of demand on A&E departments at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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Pinderfields Hospital.

Man who left Pinderfields Hospital is found

A man who left hospital in Wakefield this morning has since been found.
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Wakefield district pharmacy opening times

Wakefield district pharmacy opening times

People are being urged to check when their nearest pharmacy is open over Christmas and New Year.

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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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‘Mental health stigma makes recovery harder’

‘Mental health stigma makes recovery harder’

More than 200 children are being admitted to hospital every year as a result of self-harm in the Wakefield district.

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