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Making Caring Visible - Carers Week 2020

June 8th to 14th 2020 is Carers Week. We like to celebrate local carers and the enormous amount of physical and mental effort they put into what they do. This year, Covid-19 has made life for carers even tougher than it usually is. The theme for Carers Week 2020 is Making Caring Visible. This is even more important at a time when carers are unable or unwilling to be out and a ...

Campaign launched to help women prepare for pregnancy

A campaign has been launched to encourage women across East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham to get fit and healthy before they try for a baby. Launched on June 1, #ReadyforPregnancy aims to raise awareness of how women’s health when they get pregnant affects them and their baby not only throughout their pregnancy, but also at birth. Running across ...

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

For updates on specific areas affected by the coronavirus or on local response to the pandemic, check the news section of the website. Click here to view our stakeholder updates for Frimley Health and Care. Accessing GP 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, ...

Some 'on hold' services to resume

Health and care workers across the Frimley Health and Care system, from Slough to Farnham, are preparing for the restarting of some of the services that were suspended as part of the national Covid-19 effort. Across our system our services are all working together to support this move towards restoring a wider range of treatment for local people. Bringing services back into o ...

GP services have changed to continue to serve their communities

Changes that have been taking place across GP practices within Frimley Health and Care, and their work with other services, were featured by the BBC recently. The changes reflect what GP services nationwide have been doing in order to be able to continue to support their patients while also protecting them and practice staff. (See the NHS report below.) A news crew from BBC S ...

The power of volunteering

Whether it’s helping out a neighbour, supporting a local group or being part of a national organisation, volunteers make a huge difference to the lives of millions of people and we’ve never seen it more than over recent weeks.  See below for examples of this. During the COVID-19 Pandemic the country has come together, demonstrating its willingness to volunteer in every form, ...

Giving Young People a Voice

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 ...