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NHS staff deliver Covid jabs from more than 200 sites in the South East

NHS staff will be delivering life-saving Covid jabs at a network of more than 200 vaccination sites in the south east when more open their doors today. These join an Odeon cinema in Aylesbury, a sports centre on the Isle of Wight, a football club in Dartford, racecourses in Epsom, Brighton and Newbury and an […]

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New maternal mental health programme launched

Sites across the South East have been successful in securing £1,534,000 of funding for a new maternal health service. Care provided by specialist perinatal mental health services will be available from preconception to 24 months after birth with the new services being available in the majority of the region from next year. One in four […]

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GPs Begin Offering Covid Vaccine As Part Of Biggest NHS Immunisation Programme

Hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams will open across England this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. Practices in more than 100 parts of the country are taking delivery of the vaccine today, with some kicking off their clinics […]

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Landmark Moment As First NHS Patient Receives Covid-19 Vaccination

The biggest vaccine campaign in NHS history kicked off this morning, as 90-year-old grandmother Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 jab following its clinical approval. At 6.31AM early riser Margaret, known to friends and family as Maggie, was given the life-saving jab by nurse May Parsons at […]

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Over a million people 65 plus now protected from flu

People aged 65 and over, a priority for this year’s flu jab, have received their vaccine in record time. Over three quarters have been vaccinated across the South East of England region, exceeding the 75% aim set by Public Health England. This means that nearly 1.3 million people aged 65 and over have already been […]

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South East’s Health and care heroes honoured in NHS Parliament Awards

MPs and NHS leaders in the South East have joined forces to honour health and care staff who have helped to improve treatment for patients in the regional round of the NHS Parliamentary Awards, announced today. Nominations were up by more than 20% compared to 2019 which just reflects the appreciation for NHS staff within […]

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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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