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NHS gearing up to deliver essential winter vaccines

The NHS is gearing up to deliver the safe and effective annual flu vaccination programme from autumn as it’s the best protection against flu and its compilations. Flu and coronavirus can make some people seriously ill and it’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccine if you're eligible to, particularly as it is expected that this will be the first winter when COVID-19 w ...

COVID-19 Jab Invite Letters Sent To One Million 16 And 17 Year Olds

Across the country, invitations to get a COVID-19 vaccine are landing on the doormats of all 16 and 17 year olds in an effort to boost take-up in this age group, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history expands further. Over 61,465 people aged 16 and 17 in the South East have already had their jab – which includes those who were previously eligib ...

Leaving nobody behind

Our targeted work for vaccination has been part of a wider Covid-19 recovery plan, ensuring we maximise on any community programmes to support other key areas of health such as ‘know where to go’ to access services, health checks, mental health advice and support and information on signs of cancer. This work has included a wide range of communities across Frimley, tailored to ...

One Million Children And Young People Can Soon Get NHS Covid Jab

More than a million children and young people can get the Covid jab in the latest stage of the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest and most successful in health service history. The NHS has worked to rapidly extend the programme to 16 and 17 year olds, the country’s most vulnerable children and those who live with vulnerable adults following changes in guidance from the Joi ...

Your A Level results are in. What next?

The last year has shown that a career in the NHS can be challenging but it is also hugely rewarding.  If you’re receiving your A-Level Results today, and looking for a career that can change lives, then consider the NHS. Degrees in nursing and midwifery, and Allied Health subjects are all varied, exciting and challenging in equal measure. Applicants to nursing courses, as wel ...

Increased respiratory viruses spreading amongst infants and children this summer

The NHS is bracing itself for an increase in children with coughs, colds and respiratory conditions over the summer holidays and into autumn that are normally spread during winter. The rise in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and parainfluenza are believed to be a result of children and babies born during lockdown having not built-up immunity against the germs they would usua ...

New proposal to improve kidney care in Surrey and south west London

Patients, staff and members of the public are invited to have their say on an exciting new proposal to improve kidney care in the area, including plans to build a new £80 million specialist unit. The local NHS will be asking for feedback through an online questionnaire, community outreach, two virtual public events and social media. More information is available on a new websi ...

The latest update from Frimley Health and Care

Catch up on the latest news from Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS), including the decision on the ICS's future, as well as local Covid-19 vaccination information and an award for an Autism and ADHD programme. Click here for the latest update and for all previous updates. ...

Autism and ADHD work wins major award

A project to improve support for neurodiversity in East Berkshire has won a prestigious award for the NHS organisations and independent health advisory body behind it. The collective efforts of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – now NHS Frimley CCG - and Attain have been rewarded with the Health Services Journal ( ...

Quick and easy vaccination

Health services across Frimley Health and Care are making Covid-19 vaccination as simple and accessible as possible in order to boost the numbers of those protected. A wide variety of walk-in vaccination clinics, combined with local and national appointment-based services, are available to meet people’s needs. Vaccination teams and NHS organisations understand that some peopl ...