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Locala wins Investor in People silver status

Community healthcare operator Locala has ajoined the top 15% of companies in the UK accredited to Investorsin People

Private firms bidding for NHS work
Private firms bidding for NHS work

Private firms battling for £284,000,000 NHS deal for Huddersfield and Kirklees

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NHS activists in Huddersfield have said there “is no place for private profit in the provision of health and social care” and called on Kirklees and Calderdale councils to use their powers to stop the tendering process

The Official launch of the Honley Co-operative Learning Trust. Front l-r: Jan Wallis Honley High School Chair of Governors and Chair of The Honley Co-operative Learning Trust, Clr Paul Kane, Deputy Mayor of Kirklees, Paul Greenough, Honley High School headteacher

New Honley High School trust to benefit community as well as kids

The school is now being run by the charitable Honley Co-operative Learning Trust

Business Connector Jonathan Wales delivers half-year report

Bank manager Jonathan Wales has been kept busy during his first six months as Business Connector in Huddersfield

Princess Royal Hospital

Huddersfield hospital chiefs negotiating for new town centre building to host mothballed Princess Royal services

Health services to be split between existing Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals and new site

Dewsbury District Hospital
Locala Community Partnerships

NHS England confirms probe into Locala's new mum services

Claims that core nursing duties being neglected in favour of private chargeable services

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Health chiefs consider views from 1000 people over hospital plans for Huddersfield and Calderdale

Consultation period ends over hospital plans in Calderdale and Huddersfield

Locala offices at Beckside Court in Batley
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Huddersfield University health expert fears for NHS after latest cuts revealed

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Professor concerned over cost cutting and privatisation plans

Dentist, dental, dentistry

Skelmanthorpe Brownies (and dads) build a community garden

Car park transformed thanks to grants and hard work

Examiner Community Awards 2014: meet our amazing winners

Meet the winners from 2014's Examiner Community Awards

Kirkwood Hospice chief executive Michael Crowther

Michael Crowther is Kirkwood Hospice's new chief executive

Mirfield man takes up new post as Kirkwood Hospice chief executive - find out more about him here

Carol McKenna, chief officer of the CCG

Huddersfield health chief admits public confusion over shake-up plans

NHS England asks for assurances on consultation process

Elderly old age pensioners

Huddersfield care home patients to get thrice yearly health checks

New system launched to protect the most vulnerable

Thinking of quitting smoking this New Year?

Kirklees health chiefs welcome tougher anti-smoking laws

Kirklees Council plans 'Victory' walls for smokers on national No Smoking Day

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Huddersfield and Calderdale A&E shake-up questions answered

Health spokesman reveals reasons behind plan and what happens now

Smoking cigarette

TALKING POINT: Should ban on smoking in front of children go further?

One in five Kirklees residents over the age of 18 smokes and one in eight women smoke during pregnancy. But can banning motorists from lighting up at the wheel when children are around do anything to reduce the death toll and ill health caused by the habit?


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