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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 ...

The power of self care

During Self Care Week 2020 (Nov 16 - 22) people across Frimley Health and Care are being urged to take greater control of their own wellbeing so they can enjoy many more years of good health. By eating healthily, losing weight, becoming more active, stopping smoking and cutting down on the amount of alcohol consumed, people can transform their quality of life, with long-lastin ...

A different Diwali in 2020

Dr Lalitha Iyer, a GP in Slough and the Executive Medical Director for the Frimley Collaborative of Clinical Commissioning Groups, has issued the following message in relation to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on Diwali - the festival of lights celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains worldwide. ...

Don’t wait to get your flu jab this lockdown

‘Please don’t wait to get your flu jab this lockdown’ is the message from your local NHS. Despite entering a second lockdown with restrictions in place due to Covid-19, flu clinics are still operating in accordance with guidelines to ensure the safety of both patients and staff. It’s important that those in groups who are most at risk of flu, and are entitled to receive the j ...

Specialist midwife urges mothers-to-be to have the flu jab to help protect themselves and their babies this winter

A specialist midwife is urging pregnant women to help protect themselves and their babies this winter by having the flu jab. Whether you have recently conceived, are midway through your pregnancy or nearing your due date, Katharine Franks, specialist midwife, Antenatal and Newborn Screening cross-site lead for Frimley Health Foundation Trust, is encouraging mothers-to-be to ha ...

More flu vaccines are on their way, says leading GP

Local GP and leading health service commissioner, Dr Andy Brooks is reassuring people that more flu vaccinations will be available for those who need them. This follows a huge, early demand for the vaccine both nationally and regionally with thousands of people having already been vaccinated in areas of Slough, Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Bracknell, Surrey Heath and North East ...

Mother of two young children urges fellow parents and carers to get their children vaccinated against flu this year

A mother of two young children who works for the NHS is urging fellow parents and carers of young children to make sure they are vaccinated against flu to help stay well this winter. Sabahat Hassan, who works for the Frimley Collaborative, always ensures that her daughters, aged 10 and 3, receive their flu vaccination on the NHS and this year will be no different. “Protecting ...

Celebs and lockdown heroes urge public to get cancer symptoms checked and attend routine appointments

Famous faces, including TV chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nadiya Hussein, and actress Emma Thompson are backing a major new campaign urging anyone concerned about cancer to get checked and to keep routine appointments, as new research found that even now, nearly half (48 per cent) of the public would delay or not seek medical help at all. A fifth (22 per cent) would not want to be a bur ...

Mayathon's October Challenge

Are you ready to take on the October Buddy Boost challenge? Back in May we highlighted to you the Mayathon Challenge, to complete an unbroken streak of 26 minutes of exercise a day for 26 days, virtually with a friend, family or colleague. Well now it’s its back for an energising October boost.   This October you can buddy-up (virtually) with a maximum of 6 friends, family me ...

This Stoptober are you up for the challenge?

Throughout the recent Covid-19 Pandemic many people have taken a moment to stop and reflect on their health and wellbeing, deciding that it could be time to make some changes. Stopping smoking is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness, causing cancer, heart and lung disease. Smoking attacks the lungs, making i ...