Avoiding the misery of hay fever

For those who suffer with hay fever, the coming months could be a miserable time. Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollens and the effects of hay fever can range from being quite mild, to having serious effects on your normal daily life. Common symptoms include a...

Don’t ignore the test that could save your life

All eligible women aged 25 to 64 are being urged to take five minutes to have a cervical screening test (previously known as a ‘smear test’). The importance of cervical screening is being highlighted in the run up to Cervical Screening Awareness Week which...

Can you support a young carer?

Barnardo’s is the UK’s largest children’s charity and is commissioned by Kirklees Council and the local Clinical Commissioning Groups to deliver the Kirklees Young Carers service. The service supports young people aged 8 to 18 years who care for a family member with a...

Top tips for staying well over the Spring Bank holiday

Bank holidays are busy times of year for NHS services, so it is important to remember the small steps you can take to make sure that illness doesn’t ruin your holiday, and if you are ill to use the right services. Dr David Kelly, Chair, NHS North Kirklees Clinical...