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Five Million 5- to 11-year-olds To Get Covid Vaccine As NHS Bookings Open

Parents and carers of 5 to 11 years olds can now book a covid vaccine for their children, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history expands again. Sarah Bellars, Director of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme for the Frimley Health and Care ICS has said “Its great to see our clinics for 5-11 year olds are already getting booked up ahead of Easter. ...

NHS Doctors Urge Eligible Muslims To Have Spring Booster Jab This Ramadan

Leading Muslim NHS doctors are today stressing that having a life-saving covid vaccine during Ramadan does not break the daylight hours fast with the NHS spring booster campaign now underway. Resident TV doctor Dr Nighat Arif, a GP in Buckinghamshire, and Dr Farzana Hussain, a senior GP in East London and 2019 GP of the year, are among the doctors urging people to roll up thei ...

NHS Covid-19 Vaccine Programme Delivers First Spring Boosters

A 95-year-old granddad from Slough has today become one of the first people in England to receive a  spring booster, as part of the latest phase of the NHS covid-19 vaccination rollout. Former engineer and grandfather of two, Devraj Jhalam, 95, received his spring jab from Salt Hill Park vaccination site in Slough earlier this afternoon. As of 4pm, more than 75,000 people had ...

Eating and drinking well is the best medicine

Imagine if there was an everyday practice that could help flush out toxins from your body, boost your immune system, maintain healthy brain function, keep your skin healthy, and so much more. Well there is, and we’re being encouraged to do more of it – stay hydrated. This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week (14th – 20th March), which is all about raising awareness of what we ...

Increased demand in Emergency Departments

Our Emergency Departments (A&Es) at both Wexham Park and Frimley Park hospitals are currently experiencing an increasing level of demand and it’s felt this is likely to continue throughout this weekend. We are asking people to only attend if they are experiencing severe symptoms or are suffering from a life-threatening condition. If you or a family member suffers an injur ...

Maternity services given £250,000 boost

Midwives from Slough down to Farnham will be able to deliver better, more joined-up services to local people thanks to a successful bid for national funding. The Frimley Local Maternity System has been awarded £250,000 pounds by the national Digital Maternity Fund. The extra money will be used to improve infrastructure, technology and connectivity in a series of ‘maternity hu ...

Know where to go when feeling unwell

Knowing where to turn when you’re not well is important - It can help you to access the advice and support you need more quickly, saving you wasted time and journeys and reducing your anxiety. That’s why your local NHS has produced information to help you. From a headache, through burns and scalds, mental health issues, right up to life-threatening emergencies, the information ...

NHS Soups and Shakes Diet Helps Thousands Shed the Pounds

Nationally, over 2,000 people with Type 2 diabetes have now improved their health through the NHS Soups and Shakes diet programme – with participants losing an average of 13kg (over two stone) in three months. The innovative programme was rolled out across Frimley ICS in 2020 as part of ten original pilot sites with the ambition of improving health and lifestyle for people liv ...

Join in for Time to Talk Day 3 February

With one in four people affected by mental health problems, it’s more important than ever for us all to make 3rd February Time to Talk Day. Dr Huw Thomas, Clinical Chair and Place-based Clinical Lead (Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead) for NHS Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “All too often people experiencing a mental health illness keep it to themselves and ...

World cancer day (4 February) serves as a reminder to take up NHS screening invites and don’t ignore cancer signs

World Cancer Day (taking place on 4 February) is a perfect opportunity for people to spread the word about cancer and how we all can take steps to prevent it. One of the things we can do is to take up our NHS cancer screening invitations and seek help if you are concerned about the signs of cancer. Screening looks for early signs that could indicate cancer is developing. It he ...