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COVID-19 vaccination

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. ...

Think 111 First for your health worries

People across East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham who need urgent, but not life-threatening, care are being asked to contact NHS 111 First when they are unsure of where to go when they need help. People can access the NHS 111 First service by visiting either the 111.nhs.uk website here, or by calling 111 direct when their GP surgery is not availab ...

Coronavirus vaccine rollout launches

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an ...

We're getting ready to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine and you could help

COVID-19 has been the greatest challenge in the history of the NHS.Frimley Health Foundation Trust are recruiting for clinical staff to join us to help roll out the Covid vaccine, the biggest immunisation project of our time.With a number of roles available visit https://bit.ly/36QLKn1  to find out more. ...

Alternative flu vaccine now available for children

There is now an alternative flu vaccine available for children whose parents decline the flu nasal spray due to its porcine gelatine content. Dr Asif Ali, a local GP from Berkshire, talks about the ‘alternative vaccine’ that is now available and why it’s important to protect your child against flu this winter. He said: “Flu can be very unpleasant in children, causing symptoms ...

Leading GP urges people with long term health conditions to protect themselves against flu

A local GP and leading health service commissioner is reminding people with long term health conditions that it’s more important than ever for them to have their free flu vaccination this year. Dr Andy Brooks urged anyone invited to have the jab by their GP practice to take up the invitation so they can protect themselves. Dr Brooks is the Clinical Chief Officer of the Frimle ...

Take part in the Death Fair

We're launching a series of Death Fairs to help people overcome the stigma of death and dying and to talk openly about this often taboo subject. Starting tonight (Wednesday, November 25th) there are a series of virtual events aimed at encouraging people to discuss and think about their own personal experiences of death and to think about their own death. Each session will hav ...

People with mental health worries are being urged to seek help in a new phase of the NHS’s Help Us Help You campaign.

Although mental health services have been running throughout the pandemic there was a marked dip in referrals despite evidence that coronavirus is making problems more common. Now a new NHS campaign will encourage anyone suffering from anxiety, depression or other issues to come forward for assessment and treatment. NHS talking therapies, also known as Improving Access to Psy ...

Flu vaccination to be extended to 50-64 year olds from 1 December 2020

People aged between 50 and 64 are to be invited to have a free flu vaccine as part of the national seasonal flu campaign. The Department of Health and Social Care has now confirmed that the flu programme will be extended to the new, younger age group from December. This means that if you are aged between 50 and 64, you will be invited to get your free flu vaccine from the beg ...

Health & care staff response to COVID-19 in the running for national award

A special staffing operation set up to support the COVID-19 effort within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The System Workforce Bureau is one of the finalists in the Workforce Initiative of the Year category at the HSJ Awards – a leading national health awards programme. The Bureau – a form of internal s ...