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New study into impact of Wycombe A&E closure agreed

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

11:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A NEW study into urgent healthcare in High Wycombe will go ahead after a unanimous call to drill deeper into the effect of hospital changes on residents.

Free NHS health checks at Bucks libraries

Bucks Free Press: Free NHS health checks at Bucks libraries

3:18pm Saturday 9th November 2013

FREE health checks will be on offer at libraries over the coming weeks to reduce people’s risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Council group to probe urgent care at Bucks hospitals

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

3:10pm Friday 1st November 2013

THE first meeting of a county council working group set up to probe the issue of urgent care in Bucks hospitals got off to a positive start, a councillor said this week.

Help us to reduce the risk of passing on norovirus

11:04am Monday 23rd January 2012

As is normal at this time of year, norovirus is circulating within the community and some of our inpatient wards are affected, especially at Wycombe Hospital.

Re-accreditation achievement for National Spinal Injuries Centre

10:25am Thursday 29th December 2011

The National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC), part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, has received a coveted international accreditation of excellence for its care of adults and children with spinal cord injury.

Choose well over Christmas

5:27pm Wednesday 28th December 2011

Whether it’s accidentally burning yourself getting the turkey out of the oven or tripping over some loose wrapping paper, people who need medical treatment over the festive period are being urged to Choose well.

Fern Britton opens the McIntyre Unit at Wycombe Hospital

4:56pm Wednesday 21st September 2011

Fern Britton opens the McIntyre Unit at Wycombe Hospital Fern Britton will officially re-name the recently refurbished endoscopy unit at Wycombe Hospital on Tuesday 20 September, in honour of leading consultant Dr Alistair McIntyre who sadly past away recently.

Help the NHS to develop Better Healthcare in Bucks

3:34pm Thursday 8th September 2011

People in Buckinghamshire are being invited to take part in a series of involvement events in September to discuss how health services should be developed and delivered in the future. The invitation comes from Dr Graz Luzzi, Medical Director of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, and Dr Geoff Payne, Medical Director of the NHS Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Cluster.

Local NHS Trust holds nurse recruitment open day

9:12am Wednesday 7th September 2011

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is holding a trustwide band 5 nurse recruitment open day on Friday 9 September, from 10am to 2pm in the medical education centre at Wycombe Hospital.



11:17am Monday 5th September 2011

Adrian Peake, Executive Director at BMI The Chiltern Hospital on London Road, raised over £4,000 by completing the 250 mile ‘Big Heart Bike Ride’ across Tanzania. Adrian joined a group of 34 men and women, helping to raise in total over £55,000 for four heart charities including, The British Heart Foundation, Tiny Tickers, Cardiac risk in the Young and Heart UK. The 5 day cycle took the fundraisers over 4,000 feet above sea level, travelling over some of the roughest terrain in East Africa, which required both mental and physical determination.

New parking barriers at Wycombe and Amersham hospitals

4:32pm Monday 1st August 2011

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has responded to concerns from patients and staff around car parking and has upgraded the patient parking system at Wycombe and Amersham hospitals accordingly.

Make a difference – become a governor

9:35am Wednesday 27th July 2011

Residents of Buckinghamshire are being invited to find out more about becoming a governor at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Highlighting a year of achievements

9:34am Wednesday 27th July 2011

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust invites patients and the public to attend our annual general meeting on Wednesday 3 August, from 10am in the education centre at Amersham Hospital.

Infection rates continue to drop at Buckinghamshire hospitals

9:33am Wednesday 27th July 2011

Latest figures just released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show that infections across the NHS in Buckinghamshire continue to remain low in our hospitals for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and MRSA bacteraemia (bloodstream infections).

Help for dementia sufferers in Buckinghamshire– we need your views

11:03am Wednesday 20th July 2011

Call for local people for weekend ‘Citizen’s Jury’ A pioneering project set up by local GPs, the NHS and Buckinghamshire County Council will be involving local people in discussing and deciding on priorities for service developments for people suffering from dementia and their carers in the County.

MPF Counselling receives Lottery Funding

4:54pm Thursday 17th March 2011

MPF Counselling receives Lottery grant to increase counselling services High Wycombe, Bucks, March 1 2011 – MPF Counselling, the Bucks-based charity which offers accessible counselling services to adults in High Wycombe and the surrounding areas, is delighted to announce that it has received financing from the Big Lottery Fund1, to enable it to increase the counselling services it offers to those least able to make a voluntary contribution. Via its expanded resources, the charity will be able to offer counselling to more clients, which will help them to deal with their issues, and will contribute towards building a stronger community. MPF Counselling offer clients a confidential counselling service to help them deal with issues, such as depression or anxiety, which may have been triggered by recent events such as the break-up of a relationship, low income or unemployment. Under its Awards for All England scheme, which funds community projects, the Big Lottery Fund has awarded MPF Counselling £9,500 to expand its work. The Big Lottery Fund distributes half of the National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.

Buckinghamshire maternity services score well in recent patient survey

9:44am Wednesday 16th February 2011

Mums who have given birth at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust are very happy with their care, according to a recent survey.

Have a smokefree New Year

3:52pm Tuesday 11th January 2011

Have a smokefree New Year Quitting smoking will be at the top of many people’s New Year’s resolution list. Bucks Smokefree Support Service (BSSS) is encouraging smokers to plan ahead and use the free support and tools available to them prepare to stop smoking in order to have the best chance of keeping their New Year’s resolution.

Watchdog presenter helps Trust celebrate staff and volunteer awards

2:48pm Monday 6th December 2010

Watchdog presenter helps Trust celebrate staff and volunteer awards Staff and volunteers working to improve the experience of patients and colleagues at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, have been recognised at a special awards evening.

Chlamydia testing in community pharmacies

12:12pm Friday 5th November 2010

Chlamydia testing in community pharmacies A new initiative to offer chlamydia testing and treatment to all young people aged between 15-24 from three community pharmacies, is being launched by the Buckinghamshire Chlamydia Screening Programme.

Let’s talk about sex!

2:20pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Women between 16 and 45 are being invited to give their views on contraception in a new online survey commissioned by NHS Buckinghamshire. The NHS organisation, which plans and buys health services on behalf of residents across the county, wants to gather the views of local women on how they take care of their contraception needs in order to improve NHS services in Buckinghamshire.

Lowest smoking figures for Bucks

9:22am Tuesday 2nd November 2010

The new Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England were published this week by the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO), which highlighted Buckinghamshire as having the lowest prevalence of smokers in the country.

Marlow Community Hospital beds to reopen

10:16am Monday 1st November 2010

Marlow Community Hospital beds to reopen On 1 November, a newly decorated and improved Marlow Community Hospital will reopen its doors to inpatients after a period of temporary closure.

NHS Buckinghamshire Moving and Shaking in Partnership

Bucks Free Press: NHS Buckinghamshire Moving and Shaking in Partnership

10:16am Monday 1st November 2010

A project which encourages older Afro-Caribbean people to get involved in jazzercise and other activities, and a project which trains up young women in the travelling community to become health advisors for their friends and families scooped first prizes in the regional Health and Social Care Awards, held last night in Oxford. Both are led by NHS Buckinghamshire’s Mental Health Community Development Team.

Volunteers needed for research study into breast cancer

10:08am Sunday 17th October 2010

The cancer care and haematology research team at Buckinghamshire Healthcare is recruiting volunteers to participate in a national breast cancer study.

Don't underestimate seasonal flu

10:08am Sunday 17th October 2010

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is backing this year’s annual seasonal flu vaccination campaign, launched this week by the Department of Health, to ensure those people who are at risk of seasonal flu protect themselves by getting their free flu jab and don’t impact on hospital services this winter.

Public Invited to Major Health Event

3:22pm Monday 27th September 2010

People from across Buckinghamshire are invited to attend a major health event where they can find out about the future of local NHS services, receive information on healthcare services and undertake a health MOT.

New sexual health service in Burnham

3:22pm Monday 27th September 2010

A new sexual health drop-in centre for under 25s opened at Yoga Motion in Burnham High Street this month.

Wycombe Hospital nursery brings creative display to cardiac patients

11:29am Friday 24th September 2010

To mark world heart day on Sunday 26 September, children aged from 3 to 4 years old at the day nursery at Wycombe Hospital got creative and designed a selection of posters and pictures, with tips and advice on how to keep hearts healthy.

Chesham Residents Invited for Free Health Checks

3:58pm Monday 20th September 2010

Chesham residents are being invited to come along for a free mini health check on Saturday 25th September 2010, from 11am – 1pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Bellingdon Road, Chesham.

New Local Public Health Profiles Released

9:44am Thursday 16th September 2010

New Health Protection Profiles for Buckinghamshire were released yesterday by the Health Protection Agency.

More smokers quitting than ever, but rates still too high

5:08pm Thursday 19th August 2010

More smokers than ever in the NHS South Central region which includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are making use of free NHS Stop Smoking Services to help them quit smoking for good, and more than ever are seeing the results they want.

NHS Invites Public to Meet Local Healthcare Leaders

4:25pm Tuesday 22nd June 2010

NHS Buckinghamshire would like to invite local people, patients and carers to their first ever ‘Health Here’ community event. Tuesday 29 June 2010, 2.00pm-4.30pm The King’s Centre, Desborough Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2PU

Falls Awareness Week 2010 - Free Exercise Classes to Help Prevent Hospital Admissions

3:34pm Tuesday 22nd June 2010

According to charity Age UK, falls are a major cause of injury and death among the over 70s and nationally account for more than 50% of hospital admissions for accidental injury. The charity is saying that the elderly should be encouraged to take more exercise, to reduce the risk of falls.

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