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Herts trial offers better access to urgent dental appointments – but it’s a pain for Stortford

Herts trial offers better access to urgent dental appointments – but it’s a pain for Stortford

Herts trial offers better access to urgent dental appointments – but it’s a pain for Stortford

16 February 2024

Bad news for residents of Stortford, Stansted and Sawbridgeworth is that practices involved are in Hitchin, Hemel, Watford and Waltham Abbey.


Diabetic eye screening programme improvements for Herts and West Essex

Diabetic eye screening programme improvements for Herts and West Essex

Diabetic eye screening programme improvements for Herts and West Essex

16 February 2024

The Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust will take control of the programme across Hertfordshire and West Essex in April.


PAH bosses spent £58,000 on Las Vegas conference

PAH bosses spent £58,000 on Las Vegas conference

PAH bosses spent £58,000 on Las Vegas conference

15 February 2024

The bill associated with the event in Nevada in the United States last September was revealed after a Freedom of Information request.


Valerie takes anti-FGM campaign to Westminster and Swedish parliament

Valerie takes anti-FGM campaign to Westminster and Swedish parliament

Valerie takes anti-FGM campaign to Westminster and Swedish parliament

12 February 2024

Valerie Lolomari, founder of Women of Grace, said: “Every interaction was a piece in the mosaic of a supportive community fighting against FGM.”


Measles vaccination clinic to be held in Bishop’s Stortford during half-term

Measles vaccination clinic to be held in Bishop’s Stortford during half-term

Measles vaccination clinic to be held in Bishop’s Stortford during half-term

09 February 2024

Measles spreads easily among unvaccinated people and the disease can lead to serious health conditions such as meningitis and hearing loss.


Hertfordshire County Council’s overspend forecast rises again to £15.7m

Hertfordshire County Council’s overspend forecast rises again to £15.7m

Hertfordshire County Council’s overspend forecast rises again to £15.7m

09 February 2024

After predictions hit a peak of £16.4m last September, officers subsequently revised their forecast to an overspend of £13.4m by the end of March.


Herts director of public health warns rising child obesity is ‘major concern’

Herts director of public health warns rising child obesity is ‘major concern’

Herts director of public health warns rising child obesity is ‘major concern’

09 February 2024

According to data, 20.1% cent of children in the county aged four and five and 30% of 10- and 11-year-olds are overweight or obese.


Winter peak for Covid-19 cases in Hertfordshire

Winter peak for Covid-19 cases in Hertfordshire

Winter peak for Covid-19 cases in Hertfordshire

08 February 2024

Limited testing for the virus has raised concerns about the reliability of the numbers.


Herts County Council backs Government moves for a smoke-free generation

Herts County Council backs Government moves for a smoke-free generation

Herts County Council backs Government moves for a smoke-free generation

08 February 2024

Plans to stop anyone aged 14 or younger from ever being able to legally buy cigarettes have been backed by county councillors in Hertfordshire.


Hard-hitting message to public as local NHS comes under extreme pressures

Hard-hitting message to public as local NHS comes under extreme pressures

Hard-hitting message to public as local NHS comes under extreme pressures

07 February 2024

As well as hospital A&E departments, the ambulance service, GPs and community health services are all stretched by number of people calling for help.


Farmers given tools to deal with stress – by Royal Marine and special forces experts

Farmers given tools to deal with stress – by Royal Marine and special forces experts

Farmers given tools to deal with stress – by Royal Marine and special forces experts

06 February 2024

Herts NFU members learned stress management techniques in Buntingford from a Royal Marines Commando and a former member of the UK Special Forces.


Mum hopes Harry Potter quiz night will create fundraising magic for autistic son

Mum hopes Harry Potter quiz night will create fundraising magic for autistic son

Mum hopes Harry Potter quiz night will create fundraising magic for autistic son

02 February 2024

Sophie Feddersen hopes latest fundraiser will help her hit £7,500 target as she strives to give six-year-old son Nicolai a voice.


Alzheimer’s Society recognises hospice for its dementia support

Alzheimer’s Society recognises hospice for its dementia support

Alzheimer’s Society recognises hospice for its dementia support

31 January 2024

St Clare runs a programme that supports people with advanced dementia, workshops for carers and is launching a new dementia-friendly gardening club.


Give your views to Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s patient panel

Give your views to Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s patient panel

Give your views to Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s patient panel

31 January 2024

Representatives want feedback from residents about their experiences at Harlow’s PAH, Epping’s St Margaret’s Hospital and Herts & Essex in Stortford.


Pharmacy First: 7 illnesses that can now be treated without seeing a GP

Pharmacy First: 7 illnesses that can now be treated without seeing a GP

Pharmacy First: 7 illnesses that can now be treated without seeing a GP

31 January 2024

Prescriptions for seven common illnesses, including earache and a sore throat, are now available to many patients without the need to see a GP.


Herts health bosses bid to boost vaccinations as measles infections rise

Herts health bosses bid to boost vaccinations as measles infections rise

Herts health bosses bid to boost vaccinations as measles infections rise

30 January 2024

Hertfordshire health officials are stressing that it is “never too late” to be vaccinated – amid concerns infections could increase in the county.


Stortford’s Lib Dem election candidate slams Govt over NHS waiting lists rise

Stortford’s Lib Dem election candidate slams Govt over NHS waiting lists rise

Stortford’s Lib Dem election candidate slams Govt over NHS waiting lists rise

30 January 2024

Waiting lists in East and North Herts have risen 1.96% to 61,862 since Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged a year ago to cut them.


Herts County Council welcomes Government ban on disposable vapes

Herts County Council welcomes Government ban on disposable vapes

Herts County Council welcomes Government ban on disposable vapes

29 January 2024

The measure was announced by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on a visit to a school today (Monday, January 29).


Free mobile charging facilities at Stortford, Harlow and Epping hospitals

Free mobile charging facilities at Stortford, Harlow and Epping hospitals

Free mobile charging facilities at Stortford, Harlow and Epping hospitals

29 January 2024

Lockers that can power up to 16 devices at once are being introduced at Princess Alexandra, Herts & Essex and St Margaret’s hospitals.


Unsung Hero Award nomination for chair of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s Patient Panel

Unsung Hero Award nomination for chair of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s Patient Panel

Unsung Hero Award nomination for chair of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust’s Patient Panel

26 January 2024

Ann Nutt works tirelessly for patients by organising conferences to raise awareness of health issues in the community and collaborating with staff.


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