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Local Pharmacies - part of the NHS in your community

Every week, more than 865,000 people visit their community pharmacy for advice about medical symptoms, while a further 251,000 get help with existing medical conditions.   Despite this, many people still think of the pharmacy as simply a place to collect prescriptions and pick up over-the-counter healthcare items. Local pharmacies are pillars of the healthcare community. Phar ...

New plan to transform dementia care in Surrey

A five-point plan sets out to improve the lives of Surrey residents with dementia and their families. The joint health and social care dementia strategy, outlines an ambition for everyone with dementia and their carers to live in dementia-friendly communities and be able to live well at home for as long as possible. Research suggests that approximately 17,700 people in Surrey ...

Aldershot Safe Haven moving to permanent premises on Tuesday 26 July, 2022

The Safe Haven in Aldershot is moving to permanent premises on Tuesday 26 July, 2022. The existing Safe Haven at 8 Andover Way, Aldershot GU11 3RJ will continue to see people in person and virtually until 11pm on Monday 25 July. The move will take place during the day and there will be no disruption to service. The new premises at Walpole House, Pickford Street, GU11 1TZ will ...

A new structure to health and care from today - 1st July, 2022

Integrated Care Systems now have legal powers and responsibilities as they work to improve the health and wellbeing of their residents by bringing health and social care together. Newly created structures will oversee different functions of the systems, ensuring the community and voluntary sector, local authority and NHS are all represented. The aim of the new way of working ...

NHS top doctor rallies remaining people due a spring booster ahead of final COVID jab drive

England’s leading NHS medic is urging those eligible for a spring booster but yet to come forward to take up the offer as soon as possible as a quarter of a million reminders go out before the end of the month. The largest and fastest vaccination programme in NHS history has now invited everyone eligible for a spring booster and more than four in five people have already had t ...

NHS appeals to ease A&E pressure

Joint statement from Frimley Health and Care ICS and Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust:The NHS is appealing for the local community to consider whether alternative health services can meet their needs before attending the Emergency Departments (A&Es) in Frimley Park Hospital and Wexham Park Hospital. The appeal has been made after both hospitals have seen unprecedented nu ...

Vaccination service in running for national title after winning regional award

A local Covid-19 vaccination service has been named the regional winner of a national award and is now a finalist for the national title. The Surrey Heath vaccination service took the South East Region honours in the Covid response category of the 2022 NHS Parliamentary Awards for the way different organisations came together to support their community. Team members are now w ...

A united approach to improve services

From Friday, 1st July, health and social care organisations across England will work differently to support the communities they serve. New statutory bodies and committees will assume shared legal responsibility for delivering improved services to their residents. Bringing organisations together will enable them to cooperate like never before, providing better care to individ ...

New Health Centre Opens in the Heart of Britwell

The existing Avenue Medical Centre on Wentworth Avenue has moved to the new and modern General Practice facility in Britwell Community Centre. The facility opened its doors to patients last week and the initiative brings together a collaboration between NHS Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), SPINE Primary Care Network (PCN) and Slough Borough Council to support patien ...

Healthcare services over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend

As local areas Frimley Health and Care prepare to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (2-5 June), the NHS is encouraging people to think and plan ahead, celebrate with care and know what services are available if you need medical advice over the extended weekend (2-5 June). The Platinum Jubilee is expected to be a busy time for the NHS, but with a few simple steps people ca ...