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#ReadyforPregnancy marks World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Breastfeeding is a very personal choice and may not be for every mother for varying reasons. However, we’d like to take this opportunity to provide information and support to those who are interested in breastfeeding which gives your baby the best start in life. “Breastfeeding lowers the risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer in the future, naturally uses up many calories a ...

Free online parenting courses available to local families

Bringing up children can be enjoyable and rewarding but it also has its challenges. At times like these, such as during the current pandemic, it is good to get outside advice and support. If you live in the Frimley Health and Care area (which covers East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham), you can access four free online parenting guides. These inc ...

#Ready for pregnancy - The importance of a healthy diet and weight

The importance of a good diet and being of a healthy weight is this month’s focus for a regional prepregnancy preparation campaign. Launched at the start of last month, the year-long #Readyforpregnancy campaign aims to encourage women across East Berkshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath to get fit and healthy before they try for a baby. Each month will foc ...

Campaign launches to help local women plan for a healthy pregnancy

A campaign has been launched to encourage women across East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham to get fit and healthy before they try for a baby. Launched on June 1, #ReadyforPregnancy aims to raise awareness of how women’s health when they get pregnant affects them and their baby not only throughout their pregnancy, but also at birth. Running across ...

Maternity services are open for business

It is important that you still attend your antenatal appointments and continue to seek advice from your midwife or maternity team. Contact numbers are in your blue books. If you are worried about your health or the health of your unborn baby, please contact your midwife or maternity team. It is important that you or your baby/child still have routine vaccinations. They protec ...

Coronavirus updates

New visiting arrangements - answering your questions

Dear all, We realise that yesterday’s announcement has generated concern for some. This was not a decision that was made lightly, but a decision that was needed to continue to prioritise everyone’s safety in these very challenging times. We wish to answer as many of your questions as possible but our advice may continue to change over the next few weeks. We are not able to re ...

New maternity website created by local women working with midwives and doctors

A new website has been launched to support local women and families on their journey from family planning to parenthood. The Frimley Health and Care maternity site - www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk/maternity - provides people living across the area with a ‘one-stop shop’ for all the resources and information that they might need. Local women helped midwives and doctors to des ...

Self Care Week: Healthcare starts at home

During Self Care Week 2019 (November 18 – 24) your health and social care professionals are asking you to think about what you can do yourself to take control of your own health and wellbeing. What you eat and drink, how active you are and what first aid knowledge and equipment you have, are all things that you can take action on. Yet self care goes much further. Making bette ...

Working together for End of Life Care

Over the last year, the three CCGs within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) have been working closely together to align End of Life Care (EOLC) across the area. Last year at a regional NHS England EOLC event, Frimley Health and Care colleagues began conversations that naturally concluded that it would be a good time to create a single EOLC strategy, one ...