One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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St Helens Council's Assistant Director Public Health, Dympna
Edwards; Kikis Constantinou, owner of the Tasty Corner, Greenfeld Road; Marg Atherton, owner of Marg's Chip Shop, Balfour Street; Shahanoor Miah, owner of Moss Bank Express; St Helens Council's Public Health Programmes and Service Delivery, Matt Davies; St Helens Councils Community and
Business Health Promotions Officer, Teresa Mercer

Chippies praised for slap-up but healthy meals

Twenty chip shops are frying high after reeling in gold and platinum awards in recognition of the work they are doing to produce healthier chips.

Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Emma Rigby

Emma Rigby’s new role as Cafod ambassador

St Helens actress Emma Rigby has been appointed as an ambassador of the leading UK aid agency, Cafod.

Bridgewater chief executive Colin Scales

St Helens’ health chiefs told they must improve

A trust providing community health services in St Helens has been told it needs to improve.

Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron (fourth in on the left), Coun
Dave Banks (fourth in on the right) and St Helens Council's Head of Sports Development, Dave Boocock (end right) with members of the British Army Rugby League squad

Army train at Ruskin Park

The British Army Rugby League squad visited St Helens last week in preparation for their Challenge Cup game against Egremont Rovers last weekend.

NHS plans to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care

Overseas patients to pay up front for non-urgent NHS treatment

Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said.

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Do you suffer with back pain?

The drugs don’t work for back pain

Common over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen don't work for relieving back pain.

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Beryl Jones with her lifestyle coach Meadhbh Westwood

Beryl’s health commitment

People are being encouraged to lose weight and be healthier with the help of a free, pioneering scheme running in St Helens.

St Helens NHS Walk in Centre in the Millennium Centre building

Town’s minor injuries treated 74,978 patients in 2016

Staff at St Helens walk-in centre treated a staggering 74,978 patients last year at an average of 205 a day.

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Council supports childhood health campaign

St Helens Council has welcomed a new campaign by Public Health England (PHE) – encouraging parents in St Helens to ‘Be Food Smart’ and take control of their children’s diets.

Finishers at the St Helens 10k at Langtree Park during the 2015 edition of the race

Council offers free training for St Helens 10k

Fitness experts at St Helens Council are offering residents the chance to train with them for free in preparation for the St Helens 10k.

Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital. A queue of nine ambulances was spotted on Boxing Day, and paramedics reported a wait of up to 90 minutes to hand over patients

Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

The region’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to feel like cattle or like they are on a conveyor belt due to midwife shortages, a new report warns.


NHS bill for swimming infections

It is always recommended that we teach our children to swim because it could be a life-saver.

New year fitness crusade to save lives

New year fitness crusade to save lives

A major charity initiative is urging families across the North West to take action to combat the “January blues” by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

Sign up for new campaign ‘One Year No Beer’ and get healthy

Sign up for new campaign ‘One Year No Beer’ and get healthy

One Year No Beer, a new alcohol-free challenge launches today and aims to encourage more people to give up drinking.


Rainford greenbelt protest group: Draft Local Plan is unworkable

A new protest group - set up to campaign against proposals to build on Rainford’s greenbelt land - have branded the council’s housing plan as “unworkable”.

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck visited St Helens in December

Call for Coca-Cola truck to be banned

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour, which visited St Helens at Christmas, should be banned, public health experts say.

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