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What’s this about then? Analysis of the Peterborough population indicates an increase of 17% by 2021, of which people aged 85 and over are expected to increase by 40% and those aged 55 and over by 26%. So what’s the concern? Well as life expectancy increases older people are living with multiple long-term conditions associated […]

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What’s this about? The Liberal Democrats have called for an “NHS Passport” to secure the rights of the 59,000 EU citizens working in the NHS, in response to figures revealing a sharp rise in nurses from the EU quitting the health service. Got any stats for me? Over 2,700 EU nurses left the NHS in […]

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What’s this about? In a recent City Council scrutiny report, it stated that there “has been an increase in the number of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders requiring special education” in Peterborough. The report also added: In 2009 there were 374 pupils attending Peterborough special schools 1.29% of the total school population. In October […]

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What’s this about then? The other month, a group of MPs claimed the Tory government was being dishonest about their claim it was allocating an extra £10bn to the NHS in England over the next five years. Who said that then? Well it was members of the Health Select Committee and our very own health […]

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In case you missed it in the last quarter of 2014, a Health Profile was published for Peterborough (see below). It showed that the health of people in Peterborough is generally worse than the England average. Deprivation is higher than average and about 23.6% (9,700) children live in poverty. Life expectancy for both men and […]

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A need to keep an eye on elderly neighbours during these months!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 23 January, 2015

During this period of the calendar, its important to keep an eye on your neighbours, in a bid to reduce the number of deaths during the cold weather. Last year, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England published the Cold Weather Plan for England advising people on actions they can take before and during the […]

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To put this claim in to some sort of perspective, this would mean that 14 out of the present 57 city councillors and 40,000 citizens in the city of Peterborough, have experienced a mental health problem! Thankfully, news from Lib Dem HQ tells me that “…treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line […]

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Did you know UnitingCare Partnership has been selected as the Preferred Bidder to improve older people’s healthcare and adult community services across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and parts of Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire? Don’t worry you’re not the only one! UnitingCare Partnership is a consortium of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. […]

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11 to 13 year olds in #Peterborough offered free immunisation!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 21 October, 2014

School children across Peterborough can now benefit from free flu immunisations. Children aged 11 to 13, in school years seven and eight, are being offered free immunisation against influenza as part of a national pilot programme. The immunisation will protect young children, their siblings, grandparents and others who are at increased risk of becoming ill. […]

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned national care provider Barchester Healthcare to make urgent improvements at its Werrington Lodge care home in Peterborough to ensure everyone who lives there receives the quality of care and support they are entitled to expect. During an unannounced inspection which took place on 8 and 12 May 2014, […]

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