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Dr Avanthi says… Do you know what to do if you’re suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting?

We’re nearly two weeks into the New Year, but we’re seeing the same old viruses doing the rounds, at a time when our local health services are at their busiest and most vulnerable. In Rotherham, we are seeing an increase in Norovirus – diarrhoea and vomiting bug which spreads easily through our communities at this time of year.

17 January 2018
Sue Cassin, Chief Nurse at NHS Rotherham CCG advises on a new year, new start to a healthy lifestyle…

By now, many of us made New Year resolutions (some broken already) to make changes to our lifestyle. The health benefits of making positive lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake, eating healthily and taking more exercise are well documented, reducing your risk of major illness such as heart disease, stroke and cancer and can improve your confidence, contributing to positive mental health wellbeing.

17 January 2018
It's not too late to get your flu vaccination

With illnesses on the rise as winter continues people who have not yet had their vaccination are being urged to protect themselves and those around them.

05 January 2018
Keeping well over winter, how GP online services can help

It's important to look after yourself, especially over the winter months. The cold weather can be bad for your health, particularly in children, the elderly and for people with long-term health conditions such as diabetes or heart diseases. There are lots of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter.

05 January 2018
Service Advice as Health Services Experience Extreme Pressure

LOCAL people are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms, helping health services to help them to stay well and treat those most in need as health services go through an extremely busy time.

02 January 2018
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Dr Avanthi says… Enjoy yourself this Christmas but be careful not to overindulge

The festive season is upon us and we’re all getting ready to celebrate with family and friends. With Christmas parties now in full swing and festive markets with mulled wine stalls being popular, the amount of food and alcohol we consume as a nation at this time of year will inevitably increase.

18 December 2017
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Do you know where to go for health advice this Christmas? Stay well be choosing the right care, first time

LOCAL people are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms, helping health services to help them to stay well this Christmas and treat those most in need as health services go through an extremely busy time.

18 December 2017
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Ask your practice nurse this winter? Caring, passionate and highly skilled

The weather is getting colder as we head into winter and near the festive season. Inevitably this means that our local health services will begin to experience extreme pressure. I hear from patients all the time that what they need is an appointment with their family doctor (GP) when they want it, as the workload of our family doctors increases there are other options.  As a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor in Rotherham for over 30 years, I often ask the question – Do you really need to see a doctor, or could you see your practice nurse?

11 December 2017
Boost for Dementia Unit

Dementia patients in Rotherham have received a £157 boost, thanks to staff from a local home care company.


20 October 2017
New CQC research reveals lack of awareness over right to choose where to give birth

New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital.

21 September 2017
Rotherham Wellbeing Event to Highlight Local Cancer Support

Rotherham is to host a Health and Wellbeing event for people living with and beyond cancer in the town.

21 September 2017
Outsanding Rating For Health in Rotherham

HEALTH services in Rotherham are in excellent hands after the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was rated as ‘outstanding’ by NHS England.

24 July 2017
Rotherham to host its biggest ever Armed Forces Day celebration

People from across Rotherham can show their appreciation and support for the men and women of the Armed Forces – both serving and veterans – at an action-packed community event this month.

13 June 2017
Public asked to be patient with GP services and use NHS services wisely as IT systems come back online

GP practices across Rotherham will be open as usual on Monday.  However many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack, which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world.

14 May 2017
GP Saturday Hubs for routine appointments

NINETY appointments a week are now available with GPs on Saturday mornings as part of a pilot project to improve access.

01 March 2017