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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Jointly our Nurses provide:

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • bpCervical Smears & Vaginal Swabs
  • Dietary Advice
  • Ear Syringing
  • ECGs
  • Family Planning 
  • Immunisations
  • Minor Injury Treatment
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Routine dressing and suture removal
  • Spirometry
  • Travel Advice (please see paragraph “Travel Advice and Vaccination”)
  • Urine testing
  • Warfarin Monitoring
  • Monitoring of Chronic Diseases including Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease, Asthma and Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Appointments are available on Thursday mornings.

Smoking Cessation

Appointments are available on Monday mornings. 

pregnant11District Nurses

They are based at Halstead Hospital and can be contacted on 01787 291022. 

Health Visitors

Our Health Visitors are based at Halstead Hospital and can be contacted on 01787 273120.  Clinics are held at Great Yeldham Reading Room (on the High Street) every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month during term times and at the Castle Hedingham Memorial Hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month (please check exact times/weeks clinics are held as they have all changed recently). 


Our patients are cared for by the Colne Valley midwife team who are based at Halstead Hospital and can be contacted on 01787 291032. 


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