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IVF postcode lottery ‘getting worse’ in region

INFERTILE couples in the region who are desperate to have a child face a worsening postcode lottery over NHS-funded IVF treatment, it has been revealed.

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Mother’s Day children’s hospice fundraising campaign in Leeds doctor’s memory

Mother’s Day children’s hospice fundraising campaign in Leeds doctor’s memory

THE family of a Leeds doctor who died from breast cancer have launched a campaign to raise cash for the children’s hospice where she worked in her memory this Mother’s Day.

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SIGN UP: University of Leeds students have signed up 11 people onto a blood cancer stem cell register.

Life savers donated stem cells after student scheme in Leeds

Potential lifesavers have donated stem cells thanks to a student scheme to help beat blood cancer.

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Do GPs spend enough time with patients?

YP Letters: Computers get in way between GP and patient

From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.

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Yorkshire ‘postcode lottery’ means patients must get fatter to have surgery

Rationing of surgery to treat clinically obese people means that in some parts of Yorkshire, patients need to become “super-obese” before they are allowed a weight loss operation, a new report suggests.

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A showcase for Leeds Autism Services

A showcase for Leeds Autism Services

The stars came out to help raise awareness at a glitzy event for Leeds Autism Services.

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Olympic Team GB Sprint coach Justin Grace who was given a life saving liver transplant at the St James's University Hospital in Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 21, 2017. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Olympic cycling hero: Liver transplant at Leeds hospital saved my life

British Cycling’s head sprint coach Justin Grace has made an emotional appeal for organ donors as he spoke about the liver transplant at a Yorkshire hospital that saved his life.

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Fresh hope for Yorkshire family as thousands donated towards mother-of-four's cancer treatment

Fresh hope for Yorkshire family as thousands donated towards mother-of-four's cancer treatment

Donations have been pouring in after money for a Yorkshire woman’s potentially life-saving cancer treatment ran out.
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Security failings exposed by hackers’ cyber attack on hospitals

HACKERS EXPOSED basic security failings in a major cyber attack on three hospitals in the region, an investigation has found.

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GP’s plea ignored as governing body votes to axe beds and minor injuries units

GP’s plea ignored as governing body votes to axe beds and minor injuries units

A last-minute plea to listen to the concerns of GPs representing 50,000 patients was ignored today as the governing body of the East Riding CCG voted to approve controversial plans to close three minor injuries units.

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YP Comment: NHS and external consultants

YP Comment: NHS and external consultants

THERE is something fundamentally wrong when the NHS, arguably the most management top-heavy organisation in the country, is spending tens of millions on outside consultants.

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Huge bills for controversial health plans are slammed

Health bosses have spent at least £17.6m on management consultants to draw up plans that could lead to the closure or downgrading of NHS hospitals, new figures show.

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Jo Cox was killed in Birstall last summer.

Andrew Vine: An everyday life of loneliness in our modern age

IT’S the mundane everyday detail of life that constantly reminds Alan that loneliness haunts him.

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Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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NHS whistleblowers need support.

YP Comment: NHS: Time for culture change. Support the whistleblowers

AT A time when the strains being placed on the NHS are all too visible, and yet another report warns of imminent crisis caused by lack of money, it is vital that staff have the confidence to speak out when they become aware that something is seriously wrong.

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Should mental health specialists be based in every school?

Jayne Dowle: As a parent, I’d like to see a designated mental health specialist in every school

MY daughter comes home from school with a tale of woe almost every week. The issues her class-mates face would tax any adult. There is one girl who is in knots about her sexuality. Another who has tried to cut her own wrists because her home life is chaotic. And a boy with learning difficulties who once opted to lie down in the middle of the road to wait for a truck to run over him.

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Sally Major, who is undergoing cancer treatment in Germany, pictured with her family.

“I am literally begging”: Yorkshire husband’s desperate plea as money for wife’s cancer treatment runs out

A Yorkshire mother’s potentially life-saving cancer treatment could be halted within days unless a desperate plea for further donations is answered.

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These Asda ready meals are being withdrawn after Slimming World row

Supermarket giant Asda is withdrawing a range of ready meals from stores after a disagreement with Slimming World.

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Should all expectant parents be told the sex of their child?

Could not finding out the sex of a foetus lead to mental health problems for mothers?

Forcing pregnant women who do not want a child of one sex or the other to give birth could harm both the baby and the mother's mental health, a leading doctors' union member has said.

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Prof Alistair Hall

Cholesterol-lowering drug tested in Yorkshire offers ‘hope’

AN innovative drug tested on patients in Yorkshire can prevent heart attacks and strokes by dramatically lowering cholesterol levels, experts have found.

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