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Bucks residents asked to help shape musculoskeletal health services

Bucks Free Press:

2:21pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

PEOPLE who have received treatment for muscle or joint problems, or used any physiotherapy and orthopaedic services in Buckinghamshire are being aked to give their views.

Have your say on urgent healthcare in Wycombe and Stoke

Bucks Free Press: The Minor Injuries and Illnesses Unit

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A COUNCIL is calling for feedback from residents to find out what people think of its services – and how it could make improvements.

Health trust invests nearly £500m on scanning machine upgrades

Bucks Free Press:

12:40pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

ALMOST half a million has been spent by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust on upgrading ten ultrasound machines that can offer faster and more efficient imaging for patients in need across the county.

Patients called back after historic concerns over breast screening doctor

Bucks Free Press: Report: 'Cash a key driver behind hospital changes'

5:19pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WOMEN who underwent assessments after breast screenings between 2005 and 2011 have been contacted by a health trust over concerns about the doctor that saw them.

Community hospital singled out for nursing award

Bucks Free Press:

11:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A HEALTH centre in Marlow has been praised for giving outstanding support to student nurses after being chosen for a top award this week.

Wycombe Hospital's new cardiac service shortlisted for award

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

9:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

A NEW cardiac rehabilitation service, based at Wycombe Hospital, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal award.

Pregnant women to have carbon monoxide tests in Bucks anti-smoking drive

Bucks Free Press: Pregnant women in East Lancashire are being encouraged to quit smoking

12:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

CARBON monoxide testing is set to be carried out on pregnant woman using the services of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to determine whether they are smokers, or exposed to second hand smoke.

Bucks NHS Trust comes out of special measures

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

9:57am Friday 20th June 2014

THE HEALTH trust responsible for the running of Wycombe, Amersham and Stoke Mandeville Hospitals has come out of special measures today, nearly a year after the publication of the damning Keogh Review.

Staff could protest over Wycombe Hospital car-parking

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

11:16am Thursday 12th June 2014

HOSPITAL workers have warned patients’ care could be affected because of a lack of parking for staff and an “aggressive” stance taken by parking wardens.

Plans for new day centre and BCC offices approved

Bucks Free Press: Bellfield Road aerial view. Photo by Arc Media

3:37pm Thursday 5th June 2014

PLANS for an adult day centre and a new base in High Wycombe for Buckinghamshire County Council have been approved.

BFP launches new 'mobile-friendly' website

Bucks Free Press: BFP launches new 'mobile-friendly' website

5:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

TABLET and smartphone users rejoice – the Bucks Free Press has today launched its new mobile-friendly website.

Former hospital doctor charged with historical sexual offences

Bucks Free Press: WY50812-P 02 Stoke Mandeville Hospital (SL).JPG

2:11pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A FORMER doctor has been charged with rape and indecent assault in connection with alleged historical offences at Buckinghamshire hospitals.

Drug dispensing robots unveiled by hospital

Bucks Free Press: Drug dispensing robots unveiled by hospital

8:00am Sunday 18th May 2014

DRUG dispensing robots dubbed Tom and Jerry have been unveiled at Wexham Park Hospital.

Video: Wycombe MP's 'awful journey' to Wexham Park Hospital

Bucks Free Press: Steve Baker MP after finally finding the drop off point at Wexham Park Hospital

2:20pm Thursday 15th May 2014

AN MP has bemoaned the parking set-up and long journey families face in an emergency race to troubled Wexham Park Hospital.

MP: 'Wycombe Hospital could become centre of local health economy'

Bucks Free Press: MP: 'Wycombe Hospital could become centre of local health economy'

8:00am Wednesday 14th May 2014

WYCOMBE Hospital could become the “centre of the local health economy” under early proposals to shake-up the town’s health services.

NHS worker 'groped colleagues and made sexual comments about patients'

Bucks Free Press: Patient treated in hospital toilet, meeting hears

12:11pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A HOSPITAL operating theatre worker who made sexual comments about the bodies of anaesthetised patients and groped co-workers at Stoke Mandeville Hospital has been struck off.

NHS trust placed into special measures

Bucks Free Press: Surrey trust could takeover Wexham Park Hospital

3:06pm Thursday 1st May 2014

AN NHS chief has apologised to patients after it was recommended the trust that oversees Wexham Park Hospital is placed in special measures.

Open evening at Minor Injuries & Illness Unit

Bucks Free Press: MP accuses NHS of 'botching' launch of new hospital unit

6:20am Friday 18th April 2014

AN open evening is being held at Wycombe Hospital so residents can find out more about the Minor Injuries and Illness Unit.

Key hospital issues to be debated next week

Bucks Free Press: MP accuses NHS of 'botching' launch of new hospital unit

11:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014

KEY health issues will be scrutinised by County Hall as hospital care in Buckinghamshire is said to be “ahead of the game”.

Defra issues health warnings over "high" air pollution

Bucks Free Press: Defra issues health warning over "high" air pollution

10:06am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HEALTH warnings have been issued by the government as air quality plummets - with south Buckinghamshire among the worst hit areas.

Wycombe MP opens new care home

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe MP opens new care home

1:49pm Monday 31st March 2014

A NEW care home in High Wycombe has been opened by MP Steve Baker.

Does Britain's growing ageing population have rights?

Bucks Free Press: Dedicated to the needs of the ageing population

11:35am Thursday 27th March 2014

Does Britain's growing ageing population have rights?

Health check drive comes to Wycombe mosque

Bucks Free Press: Health check drive comes to Wycombe mosque

6:00am Friday 7th February 2014

A HEALTH check at a High Wycombe mosque came as the latest part of a drive to get more people making sure they get themselves checked over.

Pioneering heart care programme comes to Wycombe Hospital

Bucks Free Press: Pioneering heart care programme comes to Wycombe Hospital

8:20am Thursday 30th January 2014

A PIONEERING heart care unit aiming to help patients change their lifestyle to cope with cardiac problems has opened at Wycombe Hospital.

Patient and carer feedback sought to improve Bucks health services

Bucks Free Press: Professor Lynne Swiatczak, Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care Standards at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

11:20am Saturday 11th January 2014

FEEDBACK from patients and carers is being sought at meetings aiming to help form improvements for healthcare in the county.

Health watchdog: Wexham Park Hospital put patients 'at risk of harm' in some wards

Bucks Free Press: Surrey trust could takeover Wexham Park Hospital

5:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

PATIENTS were put "at risk of harm" in some wards at Wexham Park Hospital, which were found to be falling below essential standards according to the findings of a recent health watchdog inspection.

Support service for young mums celebrates its own first birthday

Bucks Free Press: Support service for young mums celebrates its own first birthday

6:00am Friday 13th December 2013

A SUPPORT service helping young mums through pregnancy and their child’s early years has celebrated its own first birthday.

Vulnerable should get a flu jab for the winter, says council

Bucks Free Press: A patient receiving a flu vaccination jab

7:50am Tuesday 10th December 2013

ELDERLY and vulnerable people should get a flu jab to help their chances of staying fit and healthy over the festive period, Buckinghamshire County Council says.

Bucks health trust wins praise for progress after damning Keogh Review

Bucks Free Press: Anne Eden

3:50pm Monday 9th December 2013

A HEALTH Trust placed in special measures after a damning report in the Keogh Review has won praise for the progress it has made in improving its standards.

111 phone service the key to beating winter nightmares at Bucks hospitals

Bucks Free Press: Reassurances over new NHS 111 helpline

8:00am Monday 9th December 2013

THE 111 non-emergency phone service will be the key to avoiding the winter nightmares experienced by many patients in Bucks' hospitals last year, according to one of the top medical figures in the county.

Health meetings outcome: NHS patients want better communication

Bucks Free Press: The meeting held by the CCG at Marlow

11:25am Friday 6th December 2013

BETTER communication from the health services to its patients was highlighted as a key factor in improving NHS-users' experience in Bucks, according to the outcome of a series of meetings aiming to improve healthcare in the county.

MP stops by for a health check at Wycombe Library

Bucks Free Press: MP stops by for a health check at Wycombe Library

7:20am Thursday 5th December 2013

WYCOMBE’S MP Steve Baker visited Wycombe Library to make sure he was on track for a healthy start to 2014 as a scheme offering free healthchecks draws to a close this weekend.

78-year-old charged with alleged rape and indecent assault at Bucks hospitals

Bucks Free Press: WY50812-P 02 Stoke Mandeville Hospital (SL).JPG

10:57am Thursday 21st November 2013

A-78-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with rape and four counts of indecent assault relating to historic incidents at hospitals in Bucks– including Stoke Mandeville.

Public invited to Wycombe health meeting on Thursday

Bucks Free Press: Dr Gamell

11:52am Tuesday 19th November 2013

THE latest in a series of meetings aiming to help shape the future of NHS services in the area is coming to Wycombe on Thursday evening.

Mortality rates down at Bucks hospitals

Bucks Free Press: Anne Eden

8:00am Sunday 10th November 2013

MORTALITY rates across Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have improved, according to figures released this week.

Phone app to help ambulance staff give patients best care

Bucks Free Press: Ambulances 'worst' for cardiac arrest, according to figures

7:20am Thursday 31st October 2013

A NEW mobile phone application is set to help ambulance staff determine which hospital they should be taking patients to.

Public to have their say on health services at new meetings

Bucks Free Press: Dr Gamell

3:02pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

RESIDENTS are being given the chance to tell the NHS in Bucks what they think of health services across the area.

'Join in A&E campaign today by sending your photos'

Bucks Free Press: Hand Back Our Hospital

6:20am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

RESIDENTS who want Wycombe's A&E to return are being asked to take photos of their hands today as part of a campaign.

Jimmy Savile told police: I own hospital

Bucks Free Press: Disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile

4:03pm Thursday 17th October 2013

DISGRACED television presenter Jimmy Savile claimed he 'owned' Stoke Mandeville Hospital during a police interview, it was revealed this week.

NHS chief: We're failing with our message

Bucks Free Press: anne eden

4:27pm Monday 14th October 2013

THE top NHS boss in Bucks has admitted that her organisation is "clearly failing" to get key messages across as resentment over the loss of Wycombe's A and E continues.

A&E nurse job advertised for Wycombe Hospital

Bucks Free Press: MP accuses NHS of 'botching' launch of new hospital unit

6:30pm Monday 14th October 2013

AN ADVERT has been posted for an A and E nurse at Wycombe Hospital - even though there has been no A and E at the site since 2005.

MP: Put patients in charge of NHS

Bucks Free Press: GPs are concerned that care for vulnerable older patients will suffer as their workloads build

10:30am Saturday 12th October 2013

WYCOMBE'S MP is pushing for plans which could see doctors surgeries opening for longer hours to help workers.

Wycombe NHS staff scoop awards

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe NHS staff scoop awards

9:42am Friday 11th October 2013

NHS staff from Wycombe were among the winners at an annual Buckinghamshire awards night

Campaigner calls hospital crash response 'a joke'

Bucks Free Press: Campaigner calls hospital crash response 'a joke'

4:20pm Friday 4th October 2013

TWO people injured in road collision were taken to two separate hospitals in Slough and Aylesbury- despite the accident happening in the grounds of Wycombe Hospital.

Cash plea from NHS chiefs to avoid more A&E winter woes

Bucks Free Press: Norovirus back with a vengeance - ops cancelled

5:20pm Monday 30th September 2013

HEALTH bosses will be appealing to "the world and his wife" in a desperate plea for extra cash to stave off another A and E crisis this winter.

Cash crisis could make Keogh changes difficult, says NHS boss

Bucks Free Press: Sir Bruce Keogh says the NHS should adopt the business models of PC World or Dixons, where people expect more but pay less

9:20am Monday 30th September 2013

LACK of cash could make vital changes required by a scathing national report on high death rates difficult, a NHS finance boss says.

Bucks NHS trust could face £5m deficit

Bucks Free Press: Hospital trust meeting

7:00am Monday 30th September 2013

THE body running Buckinghamshire's hospitals and healthcare services could be facing a £5million deficit by the end of the year.

'At-risk' groups in Bucks urged to get free flu jab

Bucks Free Press: 'At-risk' groups in Bucks urged to get free flu jab

1:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

WITH winter fast approaching, Bucks residents at the greatest risk from flu are being encouraged to sign up for a free vaccination.

Hospital A&E petition brings about urgent care review

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Julia Wassell

7:00am Friday 27th September 2013

A REVIEW looking at the concerns of nearly 16,000 people who called for a probe into A and E at Stoke Mandeville has been agreed.

NHS chief backed after councillor calls for her to go

Bucks Free Press: NHS chief backed after councillor calls for her to go

3:47pm Thursday 26th September 2013

THE Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire’s NHS trust this week received the unequivocal backing of her board, despite calls from a councillor for her to resign.



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