Seven voluntary and community organisations are to share an NHS England grant aimed at supporting the mental health of people from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities over the winter.
Little Blue Book of Sunshine - relaunch
Berkshire health officials have relaunched the ‘Little Blue Book of Sunshine’, a mental health booklet for children and young people in the area, and it is now available online.
Start of Covid-19 vaccine in Berkshire West
GPs in Berkshire West begin offering COVID-19 vaccine as part of the biggest NHS immunisation programme.
Christmas & New Year pharmacy opening times
Find details here of which pharmacies will be open over the festive Bank Holidays
Pregnant women encouraged to get their flu jab
Following the recent announcement about the arrival of the covid vaccine and that it will not be given to pregnant women – Berkshire West health officials are keen to highlight, that the flu vaccine remains safe and highly recommended.
NHS’s Help Us Help You campaign
Health teams across Berkshire West are urging anyone with mental health worries to seek help for assessment or treatment as part of the NHS’s Help Us Help You campaign
New campaign launched to encourage people to make sure they are registered with a local GP
A new campaign, encouraging people to make sure they are registered with their local GP has been launched. The move is aimed at highlighting the benefits of having your name on the surgery’s books and also easing pressure on hospital services.
Patients across Berkshire West urged to seek flu vaccinations
Patients across Berkshire West are being urged to seek flu vaccinations in a bid to ensure everyone who’s eligible for a free jab takes up the offer.
NHS 111 First
Changes to the way people can access urgent and emergency care have been introduced this week to make sure they receive the right care from the right person in a safe and socially distanced way.
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
World Antibiotics Awareness week is aimed at alerting people to strains of bacteria which can’t be treated by antibiotics.
If you need medical help and are unsure what to do, call NHS 111 for help and advice. They are available 24 hours a day.