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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals cancer care approval rating soars

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals have seen a significant improvement in approval ratings from patients affected by cancer, a new survey shows.

The 2013/14 National Cancer Patient Experience survey placed the trust in the nation's top 20 per cent for a third of the issues covered by the survey Credit: Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Trust

The 2013/14 National Cancer Patient Experience survey placed the trust in the nation's top 20 per cent for a third of the issues covered by the survey.

The trust scored in the lowest 20 per cent of trusts for only 6% of answers, which represents a marked improvement on last year's results.

The survey was filled out by 253 respondents.

The areas of most ‘move up’ related to patients being given information about the potential impact of their cancer on work or education; receiving information about getting financial help; patients being given the opportunity to take part in research, and the way that hospital staff had explained the outcome of their operations to patients.

Although we have done well this year, we want to focus on the areas where we know we can make even further improvements.

These include giving our patients better explanations of their investigation tests and diagnosis, answering their questions in a way that they understand, and doing everything we can to control the side effects of chemotherapy.

– Stacey Nutt, the Trust’s Lead Cancer Nurse

Dad's Army filming in Yorkshire

The first photos of the new Dad's Army film being shot in Yorkshire have emerged.

Dad's Army filming in Yorkshire Credit: Fameflynet

The cast and crew are stationed near Bridlington for the shoot, which revives the classic sit-com set during the Second World War.

Michael Gambon plays Private Godfrey Credit: Fameflynet

Hollywood A-listers including Bill Nighy ( Sergeant Wilson), Michael Gambon (Private Godfrey) and Toby Jones (Captain Mainwaring) are among the cast.

Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring Credit: Fameflynet

Catherine Zeta-Jones is back in the county after starting her career on the Darling Buds of May. She plays a reporter stationed with the Home Guard recruits as they try to uncover a German spy operating in the area.


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Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

Farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have expressed concerns that new EU rules could put some people out of business.

Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

A regulation has come into force today cutting the amount of pesticides which can be used on crops.

The National Farmers Union has described the move as a 'scary' prospect which could see prices going up or suppliers being forced out of business.

Murder investigation begins after assault in Sheffield

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following an assault at his home in Sheffield.

Murder investigation begins after assault in Sheffield

Police were called by the ambulance service just after 1am today after a man was found with serious injuries at his home in Greenland Drive, Darnall.

The 42-year-old man was taken to hospital but died later.

A post mortem examination will take place today to establish the cause of death.

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

Police say inquiries at the scene will be ongoing throughout the day.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police.

Police search for man missing from Dunnington

Police have issued an urgent appeal to help find a man who is missing from his home in Dunnington, York.

Clive Nicholson, 57, went missing on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Clive Nicholson, 57, went missing on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Police investigations so far lead officers to believe that he has travelled to the Sheffield area in a dark blue Ford Mondeo estate car.

Officers are concerned for Mr Nicholson’s welfare and are urging members of the public to report any sightings of him or his vehicle.

They are also appealing to anyone who has seen him since the night of Saturday 18 October to contact them. Mr Nicholson is described as white, of medium build, 5ft 9in tall, with short greying hair, blue eyes and he wears glasses.

He is believed to be wearing a cable-knit grey jumper, white polo t-shirt, dark blue jeans and black shoes.

He may also be wearing a waist-length grey hooded jacket. Anyone with anyone information that can help the search for Mr Nicholson is asked to pass information to their local police on 101.

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