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Football team for 'blokes' who find talking helps

A football team in Hull is using soccer to encourage men to come forward and discuss their mental health problems.

Today Blokes United challenged a team from Humberside Police to a game to raise money and improve the awareness of mental health issues for men.

Martin Fisher went along to the match - and spoke to Blokes United co-founder Chris Johnson and PC Darren Kirkwood.



Further operations and appointments cancelled after cyber attack

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust says it is still working under major incident status following Sunday's cyber attack.

Tomorrow all planned operations, outpatients appointments and diagnostic procedures have been cancelled, although there are a few exceptions.

Patients with appointments in the following services should attend as normal:

  • Therapy services
  • Community services
  • Audiology
  • Physiological measurements
  • Chemotherapy
  • Antenatal
  • Paediatrics
  • Immunology
  • Gynaecology.

Patients who have appointments in all other departments, including surgery, should assume their appointment/procedure is cancelled unless they receive a telephone call to say otherwise.

The Trust says all cancelled appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Doctors plan 'vote of no confidence' meeting over Hudds A& E decision

Doctors in Kirklees and Calderdale are meeting to discuss a vote of no confidence in the Clinical Commissioning Groups that backed plans to shut down Huddersfield's Accident and Emergency unit.

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It comes after bosses voted unanimously to approve the plans that would see urgent care centralised in Halifax. GPs on the Local Medical Committee, which represents 37 practices in Huddersfield, will decide whether to use their power to remove managers overseeing the change.

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