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Covid–19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Pupil Survey Rolled Out To Berkshire School and Colleges The NHS and local authorities are working in partnership with researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and COVID-19 Research Unit, at the University of Oxford, to offer an exciting opportunity for schools and colleges across Berkshire to take part in a free study for pupils aged ...

Around 300,000 smokers have #QuitforCovid – Will you?

Around 300,000 people have quit smoking successfully, a further 550,000 have tried to quit and 2.4 million have cut down on the amount of cigarettes they smoke, following concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19) and the increased risk smokers face. This information was released earlier this month by Smokefree Action Coalition and is based on findings from the UK arm of YouGov’s ...

NHS urges the public to know the symptoms of heart attacks and to get urgent help if they experience them

With the number of people in hospital with coronavirus now less than half at the peak, NHS leaders last week set out guidance to help hospitals bring back even more non-urgent services safely, as well as reducing the risk for those needing urgent services like A&E. After a steep drop in people coming to hospital emergency departments with heart problems, the NHS’ Help Us H ...

Help for people with learning disabilities and autism during the coronavirus pandemic

Do you have learning disabilities or autism? Maybe someone you care for does? If you are worried about getting help for your health then we want to help you understand how to get the treatment you need. This is even more important with the coronavirus around. COVID-19 is a new illness. Lots of people call it coronavirus.  It can affect your lungs and your breathing which can ...

#Coping guides launched across Frimley Health and Care as part of Mental Health Awareness week

Three guides to help children, young people and their families to cope with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have been launched as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24). According to the World Mental Health Organisation, one in four people will suffer with some form of mental health issue in their life. When the world may feel upside down, it is important that ...

Respect and compassion crucial in delivering high-quality health and care services

Health and care staff across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System know that showing respect and compassion to patients and service users is essential in getting their treatment right. Staff across the system are committed to maintaining this high standard for all patients and service users, especially those entering the last weeks and months of their lives. This ...

COVID-19 testing for essential workers

To be eligible to be tested for COVID19, you must be; an essential worker* with COVID-19 symptoms, or someone (adult or child) who lives with an essential worker and has symptoms. The testing needs to be conducted within three days of symptoms developing, although testing can be effective up to day five. Locally, the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System have extended ...

‘Act FAST’ – Do not be put off seeking help for stroke symptoms because of coronavirus

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of a stroke, ‘act FAST’ and dial 999. Do not be put off seeking help because of coronavirus. This is the message from cardiovascular service leaders, who are backing the NHS’s on-going ‘Help Us Help You Campaign’. NHS staff have worked hard to ensure anyone who needs stroke care can safely get it, with services across the countr ...

International Nurses Day

Today is International Nurses Day and we would like to thank each and every one of our nurses for ensuring their colleagues and residents are safe and well cared for during what has been a difficult and challenging time. Look out for everyone shining a light from their windows at 8.30pm this evening (12/5) to share their gratitude and support for the care they provide all year ...

STOP LOOK CARE resources available online

Care Workers across East Berkshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath are better-equipped to keep the people they care for healthier for longer, thanks to a range of new material now available online. STOP LOOK CARE is a framework designed to support health and care workers across Frimley Health and Care Integrated System. It enables them to feel confident in t ...