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Ensuring safe delivery of the flu vaccine this year

Your local NHS is working to ensure the safe delivery of the flu vaccination programme for residents across Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham. For this coming winter, the list of those eligible for the vaccination free on the NHS has expanded to include the following: Household contacts of those on the NHS Shielded Patient ...

Life-changing programme online for people at risk of diabetes

People who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can now sign themselves up online to join their free local ‘Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme’. This new service has been launched as part of a series of measures in response to COVID-19. Recent findings show that people with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19 but better manag ...

Staying safe this Eid Al-Adha

This Eid Al-Adha it is more important than ever to make sure you, your loved ones and those around you stay safe. Whilst many lockdown restrictions have been lifted, we should remember that COVID-19 is still active and as such, some guidelines remain in place. This includes:- You should not hold or attend celebrations (such as parties) where it is difficult to maintain soc ...

NHS Test and Trace: Spotting the scammers

The Test and Trace service was launched last month to help people who develop symptoms of Coronavirus to be tested quickly, and to trace all recent close contacts of anyone who tests positive.Since this has begun, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the public has sent it 600,000 scam emails since the start of the pandemic, all trying to use confusion and worry aroun ...

Face coverings to be worn in primary care settings

If you are invited for a face-to-face appointment by a clinician or health professional in primary care, please bring a face covering (mask/scarf) with you. This is the message from NHS commissioners to those accessing primary care services in Slough, Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Surrey Heath and North East Hants and Farnham. Although GPs, Practice Nurses and other primary car ...

How to help ensure a healthy, happy and safe summer

For many of us, summer normally means heat and sunshine – and particularly foreign holidays in hotter, sunnier destinations than we’re used to at home. Yet the on-going impact of coronavirus means that in 2020 more people will be staying at home or holidaying at British resorts. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, one part of life that hasn’t changed is our ability to ...

Children shielding from COVID-19 - an update

The majority of children who have been previously identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ will no longer need to shield. Does my child need to continue shielding? Children should continue to shield until 31 July. From Saturday 1 August, the guidance will be paused so clinically vulnerable people of all ages will no longer need to be advised to shield. Children will o ...

Access to Primary Care services during COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Britain, the face of primary care has radically changed. Yet throughout the last few months, GP practices have been working hard to support their patients and keep them safe. With many people reluctant to venture to their doctor out of fear of catching the coronavirus, doctors are encouraging people to get in touch with them promptly rat ...

NHS72 - The strength of our communities

As we reflect back on the huge contributions made over recent months we can’t forget the powerful community response that we have seen and the dedication of those who have coordinated the response. Across the country and across our local area, people have stepped forward to support those in need and shielding.  From food shops to pharmacy runs, phone calls to dog walking and e ...

Free online parenting courses available to local families

Bringing up children can be enjoyable and rewarding but it also has its challenges. At times like these, such as during the current pandemic, it is good to get outside advice and support. If you live in the Frimley Health and Care area (which covers East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham), you can access four free online parenting guides. These inc ...