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New online mental wellbeing hub for Surrey

A new online wellbeing hub has launched today enabling Surrey residents to access a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing sessions virtually from the comfort of their own home. Surrey Virtual Wellbeing is designed to become a one-stop-shop where those who require mental health or emotional wellbeing support can view, register and access online activities including vir ...

Midwives and maternity staff praised for Covid-19 response

Leading medical figures have applauded NHS maternity teams and midwives for providing on-going high quality care during the Covid-19 pandemic. Frimley Health and Care’s Medical Director and Director of Midwifery also urged new and expectant families to continue coming forward for routine checks and urgent advice. The praise came as the nation marked International Day of the M ...

Join the Mayathon challenge

A fitness challenge has been launched as part of a new wellbeing app to help people feel healthier, happier and more connected. Mayathon - available to download on the App store and Google Play- is designed to help users ‘buddy up’ virtually with a friend, family member or colleague to complete daily exercise. The sessions allow users to build streaks and win medals. It can b ...

Don't delay having cancer symptoms checked

A leading cancer clinician is backing national calls for people not to put off seeking help for cancer symptoms amidst fears of Covid-19. Dr Anant Sachdev is a GP in East Berkshire who plays a leading role in regional cancer care. He is advising people not to hesitate to get checked, as new research has revealed that nearly half of the public who responded to a national surve ...

Ramadan during Covid-19

NHS commissioners have launched a short video featuring a local Muslim GP to help explain how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact on the holy month of Ramadan. Filmed in English, with an Urdu version soon to be released, Dr Azma Ali, who works in Berkshire, explains how Ramadan will be different for fellow Muslims this year due to the coronavirus which continues to affect almost ...

Online library of trusted Apps to support people's health and wellbeing

A range of trusted health apps is now available to residents of Frimley Health and Care to support them during the coronavirus lockdown – and beyond. Covering physical and mental health, the apps include all manner of conditions and concerns, from asthma to stress, with support just a click away. The national lockdown has meant that many people cannot access the same health a ...

Topping-out ceremony for new hospital

Hospital bosses and contractors celebrated the completion of the main structure of a new hospital building that will provide state-of-the-art NHS services to patients in Berkshire and beyond. A ‘topping out’ ceremony took place in the new £98m Heatherwood Hospital that is being built by Kier for Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Ascot. The celebration, attended by builde ...

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 ...

Domiciliary Care event

Calling all Domiciliary Care Providers! Come and join us for the first Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) Domiciliary Care Providers Forum: Wednesday, February 12th9.30am - 4pmHilton Hotel, Bracknell The forum is for all providers across the Frimley Health and Care ICS. This is shaping up to be an interesting and fun day. You will have the opportunity to n ...

Read our latest newsletter

The latest newsletter from Frimley Health and Care is now available. You can find it here. The newsletter and previous editions can be viewed here. Take a look at our site for the latest work being done across the area to improve health and care services for our 800,000 residents, including our new Five-Year Strategy, our new nursing and midwifery pages, the Community Panel a ...