Measles cases on the rise in England and across Europe. Make sure you and your family are protected against becoming seriously unwell with measles by checking you are up to date with the MMR vaccine. Our lead nurse, Florence, has recorded a video on why it’s important to get vaccinated: Across England, on average one
The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services and information on your smartphone or tablet. Millions of people are already using the NHS App to manage their health the easy way from the comfort of their homes.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week has been observed for many years and has played a crucial role in raising awareness about cervical health. It was established to honor the memory of Jade Goody, a well-known British reality television star who tragically passed away from cervical cancer at a young age. Her story highlighted the importance of
Sarah thought she was young and healthy, until she ended up in an emergency department with chest pains. “The doctor said, ‘You’ve had a heart attack’, but I just stared at him in disbelief,” she said. “I knew there was a history of heart disease in my family, but I’d never dreamt it could happen
The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against serious illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. It’s recommended for people at higher risk of these illnesses, such as babies and adults aged 65 and over. What the pneumococcal vaccine is for? The pneumococcal vaccine helps protect against some types of bacterial infections that can cause serious illnesses like: It
A Yellow Cold Health Alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in conjunction with the Met Office. During a Cold Health Alert, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and Met Office guidance signals vulnerable people including the elderly, very young, pregnant mums, and anyone with long-term health conditions, are at increased
Please find below the opening times for Thurrock Health Centre over the Festive Period – Saturday 23 December 10:00 – 13:00 Sunday 24 December 10:00 – 13:00 Monday 25 December CLOSED Tuesday 26 December CLOSED Wednesday 27 December 08:00 – 20:00 Thursday 28 December 08:00 – 20:00 Friday 29 December 08:00 – 20:00 Saturday 30
What’s changing? In England, the NHS are streamlining 10 existing standards into 3 key cancer waiting time standards with associated targets: The 28-day Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS) The standard: People should have cancer ruled out or receive a diagnosis within 28 days NHS target: 75% of people should meet this standard Who does it apply to? People who
Your Practice team has been working together to improve access to GP services and raise the bar on patient experience and satisfaction and thank you for working with us to improve feedback. In early January 2024, around 2.4 million randomly selected people registered with a GP practice in the UK will be invited to answer a
This booklet was developed by researchers at Cardiff University. It provides information for parents about the management of respiratory tract infections (coughs, colds, sore throats, and ear aches) in children.
Immunisations for Migrants and Overseas Visitors – Keeping up to date with vaccinations for migrants
Please see below a video from The UK Health Security Agency and Public Health England regarding Immunisations for Migrants and Overseas Visitors.
Adult ADHD Adult waiting times for ADHD assessment with Mid and South Essex Adult ADHD Service is approximately 8 months for an Initial Contact appointment; then, if indicated, a further 10-12 months for a full Diagnostic Assessment; then a further 8-10 months for Medical Review to initiate medication (from referral to medication initiation currently up
In celebration of Halloween, College Health Limited will be running some SPOOKY flu clinics for children aged between 2 and 4 years old. There will be activities and children can dress up for the occasion. If you have not already done so, please call the reception team to book your child in for their appointment.
The Stifford Clays Covid Vaccination Hub (Stifford Clays Health Centre, Crammavill Street, RM16 2AP) will be holding walk-in clinics until 2 December 2023 for eligible people to get their COVID Autumn Booster. You will normally be contacted by The NHS and/or your GP surgery if you are eligible. Eligible patients include the following – The
With the flu season for 2023 – 2024 about to begin, the NHS are encouraging all parents to get their children vaccinated. Please click the picture below for more information on why you should get your child a flu vaccination this year – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR MUMS TO BE – PREGNANT? For our Mums
As World Sepsis Day approaches (on 13 September), we have set up this post to raise awareness by giving people a basic understanding of Sepsis and knowledge of signs and symptoms. “Sepsis is a rare but serious overreaction of the body’s immune system to an infection, which can cause damage to the body’s cells and
Local residents are set to benefit from the launch of a new 12-week self-referral programme that is free and easy to access and is designed to help them manage their weight and improve their health. The Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board (MSE ICB) has prioritised tackling obesity as a key factor in looking
On 23rd April the Government is launching a national emergency alert which will send a notification and emit a loud noise even if mobile phones are on silent. For victims of DA this could expose “hidden” phones. There is a way to opt out, please watch the YouTube video below and share with any friends/family:
What is Electronic Repeat Dispensing? It is a new way of getting your medicines and appliances without having to ask the doctor for a prescription each time. How does Electronic Repeat Dispensing work? The prescriber will authorise and issue a batch of repeat prescriptions until the patient needs to be reviewed. The prescriptions are then