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Frimley Health and Care ICS thank all staff and volunteers as it tops a million jabs, and plans for more Covid-19 top-ups

Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System is praising the monumental efforts of staff and volunteers as it marks the anniversary of the first Covid-19 vaccination and the start of the biggest immunisation programme in history. Sarah Bellars Executive Director Quality and Nursing said “It has been a year since we started the Covid 19 vaccination program, and our hospital t ...

Out-of-hours GP service move  

The out-of-hours GP service for East Berkshire residents is moving a small distance to make big improvements to what it can offer local people. Better parking and public transport links, and a consolidation of staff and services are just some of the benefits to the service from moving barely 400 yards from its current base. The service provides GP services to local people out ...

24 days of Christmas campaign launches across Frimley Health and Care

Partners across Frimley Health and Care are today (1 December 2021) launching a festive advent calendar campaign aimed at highlighting ways people can stay safe and well in the lead up to Christmas. Each day we will share a new advice, tip or message. This includes: Being prepared: knowing the opening times of health and care services over the bank holidays, ordering your r ...

Kidney proposals agreed by Committees in Common

At a meeting on Thursday 18 November, South West London and Surrey Committees in Common (CiC) approved the proposal put forward by kidney clinicians from St Helier and St George’s hospitals to improve inpatient care for kidney patients. The CiC agreed the proposal can be taken forward to the next stage, which would be a full decision making case. The CiC agreed the proposal al ...

Parents and carers urged to protect their two-and three-year olds against flu and serious complications ahead of challenging winter

The flu vaccination programme is well underway across the South East of England with thousands of parents and carers having already arranged for their children to be vaccinated. As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, influenza activity levels were extremely low globally last year. With social mixing and social contact returning towards pre-pandemic norms, it is expected that th ...

Fiona Edwards announced as new Chief Executive-designate for NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board

As health and care systems across the country prepare for new legislative changes expected from April 2022, Fiona Edwards has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive-designate for NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board.  Fiona, who is currently the Senior Responsible Officer for Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System and Accountable Officer at NHS Frimley CCG, has been app ...

Sweet success for diabetes team

A dedicated diabetes specialist team has scooped a prestigious national Excellence Award for its innovative ways of promoting best practice across the health service. The community diabetes specialist nursing team - at Virgin Care - won the Excellence Award at the Quality in Care (QiC) for the ‘Hypo Awareness Week’ category. The team provides quality services to patients acros ...

Maggie Throup MP, Minister for Vaccines and Public Health commends Frimley Health and Care ICS for efforts in protecting local communities against flu and covid-19

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vaccines and Public Health, Maggie Throup MP, visited the Bracknell Waitrose Vaccination Site and recognised staff and volunteers. She said “it was fantastic to see the enthusiasm for COVID-19 booster jabs at Waitrose Sports & Social Club in Bracknell. The brilliant NHS staff and volunteers at NHS Frimley CCG are doing a great job ...

Keep antibiotics working

Taking antibiotics when you don't need them puts you and your family at risk. That’s the message to residents across Frimley Health and Care this World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November). Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, such as meningitis, pneumonia and sepsis, but they are frequently being used to treat minor illnesses, such as coughs, ...

Kidney proposals: next steps and details of Committees in Common meeting

Kidney proposals: next steps and join the Committees in Common meeting The NHS has now completed and published the findings from the public and patient engagement for the proposal put forward by kidney clinicians from St Helier and St George’s hospitals to improve inpatient care for kidney patients. Almost eight out of ten kidney patients across south west London and Surrey ...