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Front-line health staff urged to protect against flu

Healthcare workers are being encouraged to get vaccinated to ensure they don’t catch the flu or pass it on to patients. Flu jab uptake by hospital staff in the North East and North Cumbria was just above the national average last year with 69 per cent of staff being vaccinated compared to 68 per cent […]

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Helping parents deal with minor illness

NHS England and St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity, are asking parents to take some simple steps to become more confident in self-care and first aid. Having an ill child or dealing with a minor injury can be daunting, but parents are often best placed to help their child get better quickly. […]

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HOW HEALTHY ARE YOUR LUNGS?

During the month of August, 625 community pharmacists across Cheshire and Merseyside are joining forces to raise awareness of the early signs of lung disease. Community pharmacists will be letting people know how to spot the signs of possible lung disease as part of a drive to get people diagnosed and starting treatment as soon […]

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North East pharmacy service wins ‘Health Initiative of the Year’

A pioneering North East service where patients calling NHS 111 are diverted to local pharmacies for help with minor illnesses has won a national award. The Community Pharmacy Referral Service (CPRS), an NHS England Pharmacy Integration Fund commissioned pilot, allows NHS 111 operators to refer non-emergency patients to their nearest community pharmacy for a consultation […]

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Think Pharmacy before passports

We all look forward to holidays. Planning the trip, buying a summer wardrobe, checking we’ve got everything we need. But with so many things to remember, essential items can get left behind.  It might not be top of your list, alongside passport and tickets, but NHS England is advising a visit to the pharmacy should […]

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Think Pharmacy before passports

We all look forward to holidays.  Planning the trip, buying a summer wardrobe, checking we’ve got everything we need.  But with so many things to remember, essential items can get left behind. It might not be top of your list, alongside passport and tickets, but NHS England is advising a visit to the pharmacy should […]

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Holiday health tips for parents and carers

Health bosses have issued some top tips for parents and carers across North Cumbria and the North East to keep the family safe and healthy during the school holidays. Summer is a time for flip flops, paddling pools and beaches, and fun in the sun, but the season can be blighted with minor health niggles. […]

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Hay fever advice not to be sniffed at

Hay fever affects around one in four people in the UK with the main triggers being grass and pollen. Whilst the warmer than average weather remains, grass pollen count has been lingering in the higher levels, making everyday life miserable for hay fever sufferers.  Amongst the list of bothersome symptoms are sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose […]

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LOCAL HEALTH AND CARE HEROES AMONG WINNERS OF NHS70 AWARDS

Staff and volunteers representing the NHS in the North have been honoured in parliament as a part of a special, one-off competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM and Teva, were launched in February to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS. MPs […]

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