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Latest News
April 03, 2009
Midlands are obese, a figure set to grow to one in two adults and one in four children
nationally by 2050 unless we act now.
March 27, 2009
More NHS patients in the East Midlands are being treated quicker than ever before, according to recent figures.
March 23, 2009
Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Lincolnshire are taking part in a national pilot
urging people to think about their alcohol consumption following the finding of a
link between drinking and up to 60 medical conditions.
March 11, 2009
Smokers in the East Midlands are being encouraged this No Smoking Day to log on to a new online resource to quit the killer habit.
March 03, 2009
Midwifery supervisors from around the East Midlands join forces to share experience and showcase best practice to improve patient care at a regional conference.
February 18, 2009
A Government campaign launched to reduce antibiotic usage, supports the hugely successful region wide Hand in Hand, infection control campaign.
February 16, 2009
A new national strategy to encourage people to exercise more has revealed that couch potato culture in the East Midlands is costing the NHS more than £73m each year.
February 9, 2009
NHS East Midlands have launched their Transforming Community Services Innovation Awards 2009 and are looking for nominations. They will invest in local projects for 2009/10 that will show transformations in local community services for the benefits of patients.
January 29, 2009
Latest figures from NHS Information Centre reveal that NHS East Midlands has the highest percentage of smokers who have quit with the help of NHS stop smoking services in the country.
The figures show that in the East Midlands we are leading the way with 64 per cent of smokers giving up the habit between April and September 2008.
January 16, 2009
The East Midlands has the fewest number of cases of clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections in England. According to latest figures from the Health Protection Agency, there has been a reduction of 138 cases between July and September, which is a 25 per cent drop compared to April and June 2008.  The East Midlands area also has the lowest number of MRSA infections in England

January 9, 2009
Listen to what Dr Barbara Hakin, Chief Executive of NHS East Midlands had to say about plans for health in the region during 2009 in an interview with BBC East Midlands Today.