Pioneering procedure to remove tumours now available for women

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The team (from left to right) Caroline Speed, sister; Anne Walsh, staff nurse; Helen Ludkin, nurse practitioner with special interest in gynaecology; and Dr Anne Connolly, GP with special interest in gynaecology

2:32pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A PIONEERING same-day surgical treatment to remove non-cancerous tumours from the womb has become available for women on the NHS at a Bradford clinic.

Cervical cancer risk is higher for ethnic minorities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shirley Brierley, consultant in Public Health for Bradford Council

6:00am Monday 9th June 2014

Women from ethnic minorities backgounds are at greater risk of developing cervical cancer, according to a report published today.

Antibiotic resilience is now a health ‘timebomb’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Antibiotic resistance is a threat with the potential to affect anyone in the UK

9:05am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Potentially it is a “ticking time bomb”.

Claire King’s mission to help middle-aged women

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Actress Claire King

8:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Claire King is on a mission – to let women know that the world doesn’t stop turning once they hit 40.

Creative Support Community Links team helps to beat loneliness

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mick Krysko and Jacqueline Breadley working at the Sunflower Allotment in Keighley

8:36am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Loneliness and isolation can affect general wellbeing and while it can affect young people, older people are often more susceptible.

Medical centre staff told they could lose their jobs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Staff at Eccleshill Treatment Centre face losing their jobs when Care UK’s contract runs out in 12 weeks’ time

5:07pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Bradford medical centre faces an uncertain future, with no contractor in place to run it after July.

Mental health project 'could help prevent tragedies' like Sobia supermarket death

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Asda in Shipley

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

A project to help Muslim men and women with mental health problems starts in Bradford this week and could help prevent tragedies such as the death of grieving mum Sobia Yousef.

GPs in City Park to raise awareness of diabetes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, Liz Allen, Dr Adeel Iqbal and Vicki Wallace in City Park

6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Doctors were out on Bradford streets yesterday turning the city purple to beat the diabetes timebomb.

Chun Field offers guidance to dress to impress

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Image consultant Chun Field

9:01am Tuesday 25th March 2014

It takes just seven seconds to make a first impression.

Pioneering implant trial could transform lives

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Consultant surgeon Faruque Ghanchi, consultant ophthalmologist Helen Devonport and lead research nurse Nichola Hawes at the BRI

8:57am Tuesday 25th March 2014

For years Andrew O’Connor battled with the painful eye condition uveitis.

VIDEO: Hospital staff focus on nutrition at events

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: nurse Neelan Ahir has tea with patient Jean Greenwood

8:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

Hospital staff in Bradford have been serving up a special afternoon tea to patients as part of national Nutrition and Hydration Week.

Volunteer inspectors to carry out checks at Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Isla Dowds, patient and public engagement facilitator at Bradford Teaching Hospitals

7:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Teams of volunteer inspectors will descend on Bradford Royal Infirmary tomorrow to carry out annual checks – including the cleanliness of its wards.

New pledge for a dementia strategy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dr Elizabeth Milwain

8:45am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Britain’s aged population will inevitably mean that more people will be living with dementia in future.

£2.3m for hi-tech heart unit expansion at Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Royal Infirmary

6:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Work has started on a new £2.3 million catheter lab at Bradford Royal Infirmary to provide state-of-the-art facilities for patients with heart problems.

Women account for three quarters of Bradford obesity patients

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Obesity is set to be a major health challenge

6:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Women accounted for almost three times as many hospital admissions because of obesity than men in Bradford last year, according to new figures.

Nutrition lessons are offered to Bradford takeaway bosses

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: School takeaway ban 'like something out of a communist nanny state'

6:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Bradford takeaway owners are being urged to sign up for masterclass cooking lessons to help improve the district’s health.

‘You’re not alone with alopecia.' says support group founder Amy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amy,      pictured in a rainbow wig she’ll wear     during a fundraising March Mad Hair Walk in Leeds this    weekend,

10:42am Tuesday 25th February 2014

It was when she noticed large clumps of hair in her hairbrush, and in the bath, that Amy Johnson knew something was wrong. The turning point came when she woke up one morning and there was a lot of hair left on her pillow.

National praise for £1.6 million Bradford strokes research

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Anne Forster, Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation, based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research at BRI

9:00am Monday 24th February 2014

A pioneering £1.6 million Bradford-based research project has been highlighted on a new website aiming to increase public awareness of strokes.

Tragedy-hit Bingley family hope to raise £12,000 for dream holiday

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Grace (right) and Emily Hitchens

5:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Happy twins Grace and Emily Hitchens share the same beautiful brown eyes, but their lives are separated by a cruel genetic illness which rarely lets children reach teenage years.

A healthy appetite or an obesity warning for children?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Doctors are warning parents to look out for certain signs in their children’s eating habits to predict a susceptability to obesity in later life. Picture posed by models.

9:51am Wednesday 19th February 2014

An infant’s hearty appetite is traditionally seen as a healthy sign – but it could signal a predisposition to obesity, say scientists.

Bradford patients leading the way in lung research

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: COPD patient Joan Roberts with BRI consultant Dr Dinesh Saralaya and nurse Karen Regan at Bradford Royal Infirmary

9:13am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Thousands of patients are missing the chance of potentially life-saving treatment for one of the most serious lung conditions, according to new figures.

Airedale hospital ward gets £700,000 dementia-friendly revamp

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ward sister Sarah Robinson with patient Ronald Ford and consultant Robert Marshall

6:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

New dementia-friendly wards are being created at Airedale Hospital.

Campaigners oppose Airedale Hospital dementia care ward move

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hospital-based mental health services are currently provided at Lynfield Mount Hospital

6:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Campaigners are stepping up their fight to keep a specialist dementia care ward at Airedale Hospital.

Bradford West MP George Galloway criticises NHS database

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford West MP George Galloway

9:02pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A new database for patients’ medical records is “all about cash, not improving health”, says a Bradford MP.

Unite calls for inquiry into ambulance dispute

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Whiting, chief executive of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service

9:50pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A union has called for an independent inquiry by the Care Quality Commission into the Yorkshire ambulance dispute, as paramedics and ambulance staff prepare for more strike action this week and next.

Two-thirds of adults in Bradford district are overweight or obese

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More than two-thirds of adults in Bradford are now classed as overweight or obese

7:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

More than two-thirds of adults in Bradford are now classed as overweight or obese, latest figures have revealed.

Free 'Good Food' training for Bradford district takeaway staff

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: London Fire Brigade is urging party-goers to get a takeaway rather than cook at home

7:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

Bradford Council is offering a free nutrition training class for takeaway staff, in a bid to promote healthy eating.

Older women are ‘not past cancer risk’, warns new campaign

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Breast cancer charities are encouraging more women to go for screening

6:00am Monday 3rd February 2014

Women in Bradford over the age of 70 are being told not to assume they are past getting breast cancer.

‘Teething problems’ for NHS 111 health helpline in Yorkshire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ‘Teething problems’ for NHS 111 health helpline in Yorkshire

5:50pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

A controversial urgent medical helpline has been missing key targets for answering calls within a minute, a new report shows.

Patients in Bradford district among most likely in England to visit A&E

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Patients wait in A&E at Bradford Royal Infirmary

6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

People living in the Bradford and Airedale area were among the most likely in England to go to major accident & emergency departments last year.

Feeling the benefits of fitness with a disability

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A man using the rowing machine at an InstructAbility training centre

12:00pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

At this time of year gym adverts are everywhere, usually featuring super-fit Lycra-clad models.

Helen can soothe with her healing hands

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Reflexologist Helen Charlton

10:00am Tuesday 21st January 2014

When Helen Charlton visited a reflexologist for a health problem, the results were dramatic.

Medics reveal desperate need for organ donors in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Intensive care consultant at BRI Dr Paul Cramp and organ donation services manager Jayne Fisher

6:00am Friday 27th December 2013

A total of 40 people from the Bradford area received organ transplants this year – an increase of more than 40 per cent on last year.

Brother who gave kidney to sibling calls for an end to organ donation 'taboo'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mohammed Islam, of Buttershaw, says his life was saved by his brother, who gave him a kidney

6:00am Friday 27th December 2013

A paramedic from the district whose life was saved when his brother donated a kidney is urging people from his community to be organ donors.

EastEnders storyline leads to rise in organ donations nationally

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Organ donation services manager Jayne Fisher and intensive care consultant at BRI Dr Paul Cramp

6:00am Friday 27th December 2013

The number of people signing up as organ donors has increased across the country this year, partly due to a high- profile soap storyline.

Bradford parents urged to get toddlers immunised against flu

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SIMPLE PROCEDURE A child receives the flu vaccination

5:15pm Sunday 15th December 2013

New figures suggest few parents in Bradford are taking their toddlers for their free winter flu jab.

MP George Galloway calls for action over levels of malnutrition in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Galloway MP

8:00am Wednesday 27th November 2013

Bradford West MP George Galloway has called for urgent action after newly-released figures showed that the number of people admitted to hospital for malnutrition has almost doubled in five years.

Oastler Centre shoppers get tips on health

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mike Sweeney and Amy Butterworth with Clare Gelder

9:00am Wednesday 27th November 2013

Bradford hospitals’ principal dietician Clare Gelder has been manning the new Good Food Advice stall at Bradford’s Oastler Shopping Centre in an effort to raise awareness of healthy eating.

Bingley grandmother died after 'four key errors' by staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary, coroner rules

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sheila Hibbert died last year, aged 77

6:00am Tuesday 26th November 2013

Four key errors by staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary led to the death of an elderly patient, a coroner has ruled Grandmother Sheila Hibbert, 77, of Bingley, died at the hospital last year following the series of failings in her care, an inquest heard yesterday.

HIV tests offered in Bradford as part of campaign to raise awareness

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CROY/GREEN: Major HIV testing campaign launched in Croydon

7:00am Tuesday 26th November 2013

People can get tested for HIV as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the virus in Bradford.

Work set to start on new Airedale A&E unit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Airedale Hospital

6:00am Thursday 10th October 2013

The Airedale Hospital Trust has warned patients that moving its A&E unit to a temporary location for a year will be “challenging at times”.

Bradford hospitals dementia team is nominated for national healthcare award

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford hospitals dementia team is nominated for national healthcare award

7:00am Friday 27th September 2013

A hospital team pioneering innovative approaches to caring for dementia patients has been nominated for a prestigious new national award.

Survival rates for babies improving

6:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013

Survival rates for babies across the district are improving, but up to 70 are still dying each year, a meeting heard.

Children as young as nine treated for self-harming

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Children as young as nine have been treated for self-harm in the Bradford district

6:00am Monday 16th September 2013

More than 600 children, some as young as nine, have been admitted to hospitals in the Bradford district after self-harming in the last three years, figures exclusively obtained by the Telegraph & Argus reveal.

NSPCC campaign to help children spot signs of abuse comes to Bradford district

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A new ChildLine campaign aims to visit every primary school in the district. Picture: Jon Osborne

6:00am Monday 16th September 2013

Children’s charity the NSPCC today asked Bradford people to back a new campaign to put ChildLine in every primary school in the district.

Help available to youngsters in emotional distress

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kath Tunstall

6:00am Monday 16th September 2013

A partnership working under the direction of the Children’s Trust Board provides a number of support services for children who self-harm.

New figures show baby deaths falling

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Every Baby Matters Action Plan includes high vaccination rates for infants as one of the measures to improve infant health. The plan also aims to improve maternal health and reduce infant mortality

11:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013

Survival rates for babies across the district are improving, but up to 70 are still dying each year, Bradford Council has revealed.

Former addict sets up prescription drugs support group in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Support worker Debbie Fielding at the Unity Centre, Manningham Lane, where the new Benzo Support Group will meet

11:00am Wednesday 28th August 2013

A support group for those addicted to prescribed and over-the-counter medication has been set up in Bradford by one man who managed to wean himself off the drugs.

Online map to highlight hospitals’ lung cancer care

11:00am Tuesday 30th July 2013

Lung cancer patients can now access information about how well hospital trusts are performing compared to national standards using an online map.

Liverpool Care Pathway could be phased out

6:00am Monday 15th July 2013

A controversial end-of-life regime once described by Bradford health chiefs as the “gold standard” could soon be phased out, it has emerged.



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