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Autumn booster programme underway across the South East

The autumn Covid-19 booster programme is underway across the South East as thousands come forward for their top-up. More than 40,000 people have already been vaccinated in the region since the latest phase of the NHS’s vaccination programme went live on 7 September. Currently, those eligible for the first ever variant-targeted booster vaccine include care […]

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Get To Know Your Numbers this week

A series of ads across a range of social media platforms land this week with the aim of encouraging residents in the South East of England to measure their blood pressure and take action where necessary. The ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign is known as one of the UK’s biggest blood pressure testing and awareness events […]

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Public should continue to use NHS 111 online for swift health advice

The NHS is reminding the public to continue to use 111 online for health advice and to only dial 999 in an emergency ahead of the August bank holiday weekend. Local NHS services experienced a surge in demand over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend – we’re pleased to see an increase in the number of people using […]

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NHS South East Regional Director Thanks Staff As Longest Waits Now Reduced

NHS staff across the South East of England have now reduced the longest waits for scans, checks, surgical procedures and other routine treatment below two years – the first milestone in the most ambitious catch-up plan in health service history. The NHS Elective Recovery Plan set the target of eliminating two year waits by July […]

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Awareness campaign encouraging people not to ignore the possible signs of lung cancer gets underway in the South East

A campaign to help raise awareness of lung cancer which is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK launches across the South East today, coinciding with World Lung Cancer Day. The region’s medical director is encouraging people with symptoms such as a long-standing persistent cough, to visit their GP for potentially lifesaving checks. Whilst […]

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Army Of Volunteers in Kent and Medway Join NHS Trial To Spot Deadly Cancers

Over 23,500 volunteers have flocked to take part in the revolutionary Galleri cancer trial in Kent and Medway. Nationally, more than 140,000 people have stepped forward to take part in the world’s largest trial of a blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer. It forms part of the latest NHS drive […]

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South East teams celebrated in NHS Parliamentary Awards

An eating disorders treatment service and a rising star from the South East are among the winners of this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards. The awards, arranged by the NHS, are designed to recognise and celebrate some of the biggest achievements of those who work in and alongside the health service. South East MPs nominated dozens […]

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Love Your Lungs this Summer

Patients living with respiratory conditions have joined forces with the NHS to launch a campaign encouraging people with lung and breathing problems to keep active this summer. ‘Love Your Lungs’, which launches today (6/7), will feature a number of short videos and health tips across social media channels and other advertising platforms, using the hashtag […]

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