EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m banned from getting health care I desperately need’

A man who tried to take his own life just by jumping in front of a train says he has been left to fend for himself after being banned from receiving medical care by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

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Sheffield cancer survivor backs call for better bowel screening

Sheffield cancer survivor backs call for better bowel screening

A bowel cancer survivor from Hope, near Sheffield, is backing calls by Yorkshire Cancer Research for proposed improvements in screening to be rolled out across the country urgently.

Jack Hunter-Spivey, a table tennis player who has represented Great Britian at the paralympics.

Star Interview: ‘I hate the feeling of losing’: Sheffield Paralympian Jack Hunter-Spivey on the ‘buzz’ of table tennis, dating apps and the need for openness about mental health in sport

There’s an affecting reason for the tattoo that covers much of Jack Hunter-Spivey’s right forearm. A sunglasses-wearing skull sits beneath the words ‘ridicule is nothing to be scared of’ – lyrics taken from the chorus of the Adam and the Ants hit Prince Charming.

There are plenty of tea blends to try which have a range of health boosting benefits

Brews with benefits: the health-boosting perks of a good cuppa

Widely known as a tea-drinking nation, here in Britain we're extremely partial to a good cuppa.
Food and Drink
Young and old are set to enjoy the Big Ride

Sheffield Space for Cycling Big Ride set for another success

The 2018 Big Ride on Saturday 28th April will see hundreds of people get on their bikes and take to the streets to call for Space for Cycling in Sheffield.

Clive Betts at Westminster.

Sheffield MP Clive Betts back in the Commons after stem cell transplant to treat cancer

A veteran Sheffield MP undergoing treatment for cancer says he is 'fully back in action' after making his return to the House of Commons.
Steve Shergold with the couple's daughter Esmee

Mum and wife speaks out about the devastation of bowel cancer

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month; as the month draws to a close, Team Verrico’s Head of Social Media, Gina Shergold, shared her personal experience of the disease.

Curtis with dad Stephen

Fundraising kidney patient to take on assault course challenge alongside donor dad

A new father who lost the function of both his kidneys only to have his life saved by his own donor dad, is taking on a military assault course to raise cash for Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

Max Bartle

Soon-to-qualify nurses tour South Yorkshire hospitals

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) hosted a number of nurse and midwifery recruitment open days in March and April, showcasing the exciting opportunities available across the Trust’s main three sites for newly qualified clinicians.

An NHS rally in Sheffield in 2014.

'Save Our NHS' campaigner urges elderly Sheffield folk to make their voices heard

A health service campaigner has urged the ‘people’s army’ of 100,000 older people in Sheffield to make their voice heard in the battle over the future of the NHS.

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Is enough being done to support your mental health?

Not enough being done to support Sheffield staff mental health in the workplace

With a rise in workplace-related stress, illnesses and mental health issues, over half (61%) of working adults in Sheffield believe that businesses are not doing enough to support the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees, according to a new study released today.


Helping Sheffield people prevent diabetes

Help and support is available for people in Sheffield who are at risk of developing the Type 2 diabetes – that’s the message as part of Diabetes Prevention Week (April 16-22).


Video: Body of man found outside Sheffield hospital

The body of a man was found outside the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield today.

Are sunbeds safer than sunbathing outdoors?

Can you prevent cancer by eating certain foods? Are sunbeds safer than sunbathing outdoors? 15 medical myths debunked

We’ve all heard medical myths that we’ve been unsure of and with many of us now using ‘Dr Google’ as our first medical port-of-call.

Medical conditions you must tell the DVLA about

The surprising medical conditions you must tell the DVLA about - or face a huge fine

We all know the basics when it comes to when you are and aren't allowed to drive.

Sue Taylor

COLUMNIST: What really constitutes a good diet?

During the past 50 years there has been much debate on the optimal dietary advice for improving long-term health in the general population as well as in people with established cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure obesity, osteoporosis and other problems related to the Western lifestyle.

Alistair Gunn at Ambulance Leadership Forum

Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff win national awards

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) is celebrating after two members of staff won awards for their outstanding contribution.

Football star Paul Merson at a fund raiser for the Eve Merton Dream Trust with Martin Lawrence and Clynton Johnson, charity co. founders

Dreams come true for cancer patients in Doncaster

Dream maker Sarah Maye knows all about the good work the Eve Merton Trust does.

Experts are on hand to help you stop smoking

South Yorkshire firefighters support smokers in quitting campaign

Adwick fire station is to play host to a series of Stop Smoking Services to help Doncaster residents quit the habit.

Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Picture: Matt McLennan

Doncaster hospital doubles phone lines to deal with public concerns over getting through

Bosses say they have now doubled the number of phone lines to Doncaster's hospitals trust as they try to get to grips with problems the public have had getting through.

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