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Flu - an animated guide

Your local NHS has today (23/09) launched a short animation to help raise awareness of those who are eligible for the free flu vaccination, and why it is so important for them to have the vaccine this year. With COVID-19 in circulation, it is more important than ever that those who are eligible are vaccinated to help protect them from flu and to support the resilience of the h ...

To return or not to return: Helping parents of unwell schoolchildren

It is common for children to return home from school with common colds and other ailments.Ordinarily this is little more than a nuisance for households, yet with COVID-19 still circulating it can be very worrying for parents because of the potential confusion over symptoms.To help with this we have created a flowchart which we hope will help parents. Click here to view or downl ...

Low Calorie Diet available on NHS

From this Autumn up to 500 people across Frimley Health and Care will be able to access a free ground-breaking diabetes programme. ...

COVID-19 testing

Local authorities and the local NHS understand the frustrations of residents who are struggling to get local COVID-19 tests, and are urging people only to get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been officially advised they need to get tested. There is a national shortage of laboratory capacity to analyse tests, with demand currently outstripping supply, which has me ...

Flu - this year’s vaccination and how it will be delivered

This year it’s more important than ever to get your flu jab. Flu brings misery to people who are in otherwise good health but for the elderly, the very young, and particularly those with some long-term health conditions, it can be much more dangerous. That’s why GP surgeries across Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead; Surrey Heath, Bracknell and North East Hampshire and Farnham are ...

The way to Better Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of us to re think our priorities and look at our own health and wellbeing needs through a different lens.  If you have decided now is the time to do something differently, the Better Health pages on the NHS website are there to help you.  If you’re not sure now is the time, maybe they can provide some inspiration for you and the family. R ...

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 ...