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Sentamu's thanks to cancer surgeons

The Archbishop of York has thanked his surgeons after having an operation today for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer.

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Archbishop of York has surgery for cancer

The Archbishop of York Credit: PA

The Archbishop of York has had surgery today for an advanced form of prostate cancer.

Dr John Sentamu has released a statement on his website thanking the team of doctors and nurses who carried out the procedure at Saint James's Hospital in Leeds. The Archbishop, who is 63, says he will be out of action for some time as he recovers from the operation.

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Archbishop of York visits Durham Diocese

Dr John Sentamu with pupils from Northern Saints primary school Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has been visiting young people in the Diocese of Durham.

Dr John Sentamu with students at Sunderland College Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

He has been accompanied by the Bishop of Jarrow for the two day trip which includes meeting primary school pupils and college students.

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Archbishop of York calls on Health Secretary to intervene over suspension of children's heart surgery

The Archbishop of York has called on the Health Secretary to intervene over the controversial suspension of the children's heart surgery unit in Leeds.

Dr John Sentamu visited the threatened unit and prayed with parents of poorly children today. It comes after doctors at the unit described claims by senior NHS managers that death rates there are twice the national average as "inaccurate and misleading."

Dr Sentamu said that if the data is wrong then the medical director of NHS England Sir Bruce Keogh has serious questions to answer.

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Archbishop of York supports heart unit campaign

Dr John Sentamu Credit: Press Association

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is giving his support to the campaign to keep children's heart surgery in Yorkshire.

Under current plans outlined by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts surgery will move to Newcastle, meaning patients and their families have to travel out of the region for treatment.

The decision is being reviewed by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, following letters from concerned local authorities.

Heart surgery unit Credit: Calendar
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