Richard Parry, Director for Commissioning, Public Health and Adult Social Care at Kirklees Council

New health boss joins Kirklees Council on six-figure salary

Social worker Richard Parry will join Kirklees for a role advertised in the range of £110,000 and £121,000

Shadow minister Liz Kendall visits Home Instead, Honley. Liz Kendall (right) meets Anna Kybaluk (staff member) and John Arkwright (client).
Calderdale Royal Hospital

A and E performance slips as Huddersfield and Calderdale doctors hit by surge of extra patients

Huddersfield MP says struggles show plan to consolidate emergency units is flawed

Huddersfield GP concerned about ethics of NHS £55 bonus plan for dementia diagnoses

Kirkburton doc says Government plan will open up "ethical dilemmas"

Radiographers on strike outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as part of the nationwide strike for a pay rise. Picture shows Vicky Woodward in front of colleagues.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radiographers strike in protest at pay

Second week of action begins by NHS x-ray, MRI and CT scanning staff

Two Colne Valley GP surgeries with 10,000 patients announce plans to merge due to funding issues

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Marsden Health Centre and Colne Valley Family Doctors will pool resources

Cigarettes, smoking

Calderdale Council becomes first in UK to offer stop smoking sessions to cigarette litter bugs

Littering usually leads to a £80 fine, but will now lead to stop smoking sessions in Calderdale

Unison says "real poverty problem" for NHS workers

  • NHS

Half are working second jobs union claims

Strike by NHS staff. Striking staff outside Huddersfield Ambulance Station, Marsh.

WATCH: Picket lines at Huddersfield and Halifax hospitals as NHS staff go on strike

Midwives, nurses, paramedics, ambulance staff, and hospital porters and cleaners mounted picket lines across England from 7am for four hours


One in three emergency ambulance calls in Huddersfield missed NHS target

Health officials say moves underway to speed up response times

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Doctors in Huddersfield and Calderdale set for industrial action

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The action concides with the strike of thousands of local NHS workers tomorrow

Strike will cause a delay in ambulance response times on Monday morning

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Strike action is part of wider NHS protest

Cigarettes, smoking

No ifs, no butts: smokers caught dropping stubs in Calderdale streets will be given the chance to quit the habit rather than pay a fine

Currently if anyone is caught dropping a cigarette end they are issued with a fixed penalty notice of £80, payable within 14 days

Denis Kilcommons: Why the NHS is still the best health system in the world

The NHS is the envy of the world and yet it seems it is permanently under threat

Union dubs Huddersfield and Calderdale hospital team's ten day USA trip as a "junket"

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Unison claims cost could have funded three nurses for a year

Travis Goddard

Huddersfield hospital chiefs admit failings that left baby Travis brain-damaged

Almondbury youngster left with cerebal palsy after birth problems

Dewsbury District Hospital

Hospital midwife who walked out on sick tots to go babysitting is struck-off

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Regulator acts after experienced sister Ruth Baker abandoned unit to babysit for her cousin


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