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BBC Health and Medical News

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Coronavirus: Hugs with loved ones as PM confirms England's biggest step back to normal

Boris Johnson urges people to use common sense as he confirms the next stage of lockdown easing.

Covid: YouTuber's 'miracle' survival after post-natal coma

Grace Victory says she was given a 5% chance of recovery after contracting Covid during pregnancy.

NHS app ready to become vaccine passport next week

People will be able to use the app for travel - but only if they have received two vaccine doses.

Accessibility and outdoor socialising: 'I feel unwelcome in my own city'

Pippa Stacey, 26, faces "all kinds of obstacles" as venues sprawl on to pavements.

Covid: Andy Burnham calls for Greater Manchester over-16s to have vaccine

The mayor of Greater Manchester says a "worrying" spike of cases in Bolton is a "cause of concern".

Queen's Speech: Lack of social care plan 'unforgivable', says Labour's Sir Keir Starmer

The Labour leader attacks Boris Johnson for "failing to act" in the 657 days since he promised to.

Pfizer vaccine authorised by US FDA for adolescents

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calls it "a significant step" in the fight against Covid-19.

Shropshire baby deaths: Review appeals for staff to come forward

Maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are under review after babies died.


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Very good general health website from the NHS information about illnesses, diseases, finding your BMI, growing old gracefully, care of the elderly, over 50s health, children's health, mens' health, women's health, addictions and much more. Really important stuff. Give it a browse and you might live longer!

British Medical Acupuncture Society. Contains information about meetings and advice for patients and health professionals plus search facility to find acupuncturists in S40 or anywhere in the UK


Acuherb Wellbeing Centre

19 Steeplegate, Chesterfield S40 1SA, UK – 01246 224758

I've only found the acupuncture here beneficial at a reasonable price. The experience of the practitioners becomes evident after one consultation and your made to put at ease.

Chinese Medical Clinic Chesterfield

1 St Margarets Dr, Chesterfield S40 4SY, UK – 01246 203355

Fantastic treatment. Steven is a very knowledgeable person. He's friendly and compassionate and will do all he can to help. He has helped me so much with my neck problem and low energy levels. Highly recommend.

Brampton Therapy Centre

349 Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield S40 2BZ, UK – 01246 768140

Chell is the greatest fixer. Highly recommended this therapy. Professional, caring, knowledgeable, thorough, empathic & providing a tailor made service.

After having excruciating back pain where I could hardly walk I went to see Robin at Brampton Therapy Centre, even the first visit made so much difference, I was walking better and had some relief from the pain, after only 3 visits I have no pain and feel a lot strong in my movements. I would highly recommend Robin, well worth it.

Complementary Healthare Information Service UK with information about all sorts of alternative therapies from Acupuncture to Bowen technique to Reiki and Yoga.  Search for alternative health practitioners in Derbyshire.

Alternative Medicine

Julie Wright

64 Lucas Rd, Chesterfield S41 7DB, UK – 01246 236209

Allard Sue

360 Ashgate Rd, Chesterfield S40 4BW, UK – 01246 238498

Freeston-Smith Herbal and Homeopathic Clinic

102 Saltergate, Chesterfield S40 1NE, UK – 01246 235639

Useful NHS site with information for every type of carer. It provides details of the services or benefits affecting carers, carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others. Find out if you will have to pay for your own long term care, research money and financial implications, the wellbeing of all carers, the needs of young carers. Search for carer services such as dementia care and respite breaks around Chesterfield or anywhere in the UK with the search facility.

This is a good NHS site for finding doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and urgent care in S40 or anywhere in England. It also lists Dentists accepting NHS patients!

BBC Healthy Lifestyle Website - the importance of exercise, exercise for children, diet and finess plans.

This is the NHS website with information about all sorts of mental health issues including depression, breakdowns, phobias, self-harm, over-eating and more.

Search for mental health services in S40 or anywhere in England.

Health A to Z, conditions and illnesses, symptom checker. Online discussions and communities, news and topical articles.

NHS site for England and Wales. Health A to Z of conditions and illnesses. Information about the NHS and its services and management. Search for NHS services in S40 and Chesterfield.

Health companion for travellers - offers customized medical kits and advice on medication. Check the tablet and vaccination requirements and tips.

The NHS website with advice for healthy travelling - inoculations required for travel, inflight health. Lots of stuff that you did not Know you did not Know - some of it really important!

Useful travel health website from NHS with travel advice and search facility to find where to get a yellow fever innoculation around Chesterfield.

Healthy Audio

For many conditions and symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, Emotional recovery after breast cancer, redundancy, confidence & self esteem, anxiety and many more. Many on offer. Professional, caring and thoughtful company.