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New app launched to support young carers

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

A new app has been launched to help support young carers in Hertfordshire. The app, called Young Carers in Hertfordshire, provides information on a range of different subjects – including hospitals and mental health awareness. Above: A screenshot of the app homepage Speaking about the apps launch during Carers Week 2018, the Trust’s carers lead, […]

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New appointment text reminder service launched

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

1 in 10 people miss their appointment, simply because they forgot – which is why the Trust has launched a new text reminder service for the majority of outpatient appointments at the Lister, New QEII and Hertford County hospitals. More services will be included over the next few months.  Each patient will receive two free […]

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Diabetes team helped Hitchin fire officer Daniel Fair stay on top of his diabetes

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Daniel Fair, a 31 year-old firefighter from Hitchin, looks a picture of health, but in November 2009 he was diagnosed as having type 1 diabetes. As Daniel says: “I was due to go on a three-week trip to Australia and was beginning to feel unwell. Then when I was out there I started to feel […]

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Helping young people with diabetes from slipping through the net

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Living with type-1 diabetes as a young adult can be challenging, with some finding it difficult to stay in touch with the clinical teams looking after them. A new service has been introduced by the Trust to help those with type-1 diabetes who have disengaged from the regular care of a specialist team of doctors […]

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Urology team joins major bladder cancer trial

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Being a recognised high-quality service that sees a large number of patients, the Trust’s urology team has been successful in joining the prestigious iROC clinical trial. This is a phase III multi-centre, randomised controlled trial to compare the efficacy of robotically assisted radical cystectomy and intracorporeal urinary diversion with open radical cystectomy surgery in patients with bladder cancer. […]

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New clinic treats rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups quickly, avoiding hospital admissions

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are now accessing a new service – called a flare clinic – to get the care they need more quickly than has been the case previously. If not treated early, patients experiencing a sudden flare-up of their symptoms can end up in A&E and even be admitted – which earlier intervention […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – Butterfly volunteers

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s Butterfly volunteers team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Care and Compassion category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be […]

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Local health and social care heroes chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards – renal telemedicine

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Trust’s renal telemedicine team has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. As regional champion in the Future Health category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented […]

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Teaching skills recognised by UCL Medical School

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Having been awarded an Excellence in Medical Education Award for 2017/18 from University College London, Trust consultant vascular surgeon, Matt Metcalfe’s contribution to teaching new doctors has received well-deserved recognition from one of the country’s top medical schools. With only a few of these awards given every year by UCL, it shows how highly Matt’s […]

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Staff praised for coming to pedestrian’s aid

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Three members of staff have been praised by the Trust’s chief executive, Nick Carver, and Hertfordshire Police after coming to the aid of a woman who fell and hit her head in Stevenage’s Old Town during the Easter bank holiday weekend. Staff nurse Holly Clarke, pre-registration pharmacist Kerrianne Clinton and newborn hearing screener Chloe Edwards […]

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