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Help Us, Help You campaign urges people not to ignore persistent tummy troubles

People with persistent tummy troubles in the South East including diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort in the tummy area, are being urged to get checked for cancer as part of the NHS and Public Health England’s ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign. TV adverts and social media posts in the South East will urge people to speak […]

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Pregnant women urged to get their flu jab

A senior midwife has warned of the risks to pregnant women if they don’t have their flu jab. Catching flu is more than a cough, sore throat and runny nose and for pregnant women, it can cause serious complications including pneumonia and an increased the risk of a premature birth and low birth weight. Pregnancy […]

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Berkshire and Surrey bring rapid Covid testing to the frontline

This week is National Pathology Week (2-8 November) and we have never been prouder of our pathology teams across the South East who are at the very heart of the NHS and the Covid response. Across our region, teams have been working around the clock to deliver outstanding care for our patients and to ensure […]

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Flu vaccines and supply: an explanation

The UK has one of the most comprehensive flu vaccination programmes in the world. We offer the vaccination to those who are already vulnerable and at increased risk from the complications of flu, our health and social care workers, and we have a programme for all primary school-aged children, which for the first time includes […]

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Parents urged to have children vaccinated against flu

As schools return after their closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS is writing to parents and guardians of eligible children urging to protect them against flu. This year, two and three-year olds, all primary school children, and children in school year 7 will be offered the flu vaccination on the NHS. For most […]

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Secondary school children invited into community venues for vaccines over the summer holidays

Young people will continue to be protected against infection and disease as secondary school-age immunisations have resumed for years 8, 9 and 10 across Kent, Medway, Surrey and Sussex*. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were closed and community clinics cancelled, which meant that eligible secondary students were unable to receive their routine vaccinations against […]

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