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New chair for local NHS organisation

Local GP Dr Prag Moodley is the new chair of East and North Hertfordshire CCG. He was elected to the role at the May meeting of the Governing Body and takes up the post in September.

Hertfordshire team supporting new and expectant mums with mental health problems set for expansion

More pregnant women and new mums experiencing mental health problems in Hertfordshire will be supported by NHS specialists, thanks to a funding boost announced yesterday (Tuesday 8 May).

‘It’s Never Too Late to be Active’ is a new campaign to help older residents become more active

All residents registering with the campaign receive a free local activity pass for themselves and a friend. They can also get personalised support and enter a prize draw for an iPad, Fitbit or £100 clothing voucher.

Annual surge in online GP services as patients sign-up for convenience

More than 372,000 patients across Hertfordshire and West Essex are now securely using online services with their family doctor to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions and view their records - saving time for themselves and busy GP practices.

Care home pharmacists to help cut overmedication and unnecessary hospital stays for frail older patients

NHS England has today (16 March) announced plans to recruit and deploy hundreds of pharmacists into care homes to help reduce overmedication and cut unnecessary hospital stays.

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