NHS

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The last few weeks have been some of the busiest the NHS has ever seen. The situation has been similar in Dartford which has seen a large rise in the number of people using Darent Valley Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department. In December 2016, the number of people using A&E…

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Mental Health Awareness week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and it is good to see this issue being highlighted and openly discussed. In the UK, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year.  Almost everyone knows someone suffering from mental health problems and of these people, nearly…

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Darent Valley Hospital

This week Darent Valley Hospital featured in the news for having a number of cases of MRSA during the past year.   This is obviously a concern but it is good to see that the hospital acted when they identified the problem. When the increase in cases was noted at the…

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Childhood Obesity

This week, figures from Public Health England show that a quarter of four to five-year-olds and just over a third of 10 to 11-year-olds in Dartford are classed as obese and overweight. Whilst these figures are concerning we need to approach this whole issue with caution. I have always felt…

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