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NHS urges anyone aged 70-79 in the South West to take up shingles vaccine

People in their 70s in the South West are being urged to protect themselves against shingles with a free vaccine. Average coverage for individuals aged 70 years across the South West has been in decline in recent years, which is why the NHS is urging anyone aged 70-79 years old to contact their GP to […]

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NHS urges holiday makers to cover up in the UK sun this summer

This summer, as more of us choose to holiday in the UK and the South West of England has received an amber plus heat wave warning, the NHS is reminding everyone to take care in the UK sun. The #CoverUpMate campaign is aimed at men, women and children encouraging those who spend time outdoors to […]

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Landmarks in the South West Light Up Blue to mark NHS 73rd Birthday and thank staff for their contribution during the pandemic

Iconic sites across the South West are set to light up blue tonight to mark the anniversary of the founding of the NHS and the huge contribution of health service staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The lights will be on at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, Taunton Racecourse, Damien’s Hirst sculpture at Ilfracombe, Salisbury Cathedral, […]

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South West resumes school aged HPV vaccination programme

Young people will continue to be protected against HPV infection and disease as school-age immunisation resumes for students in the South West. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools were closed and eligible secondary students were unable to receive their routine vaccinations of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). These are normally administered at the students’ schools during term […]

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All Adults In South West Invited For Lifesaving Jab In Final Push

All adults in the South West can now book themselves in for their covid vaccination. South West Regional Medical Director Dr Michael Marsh welcomed the moment and said it is just as vital to get your jab now as it was on day one. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced the move today and […]

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South West Clinicians recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

South West clinicians have been awarded honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their work during the pandemic. Professor Tim Cook, has been awarded an OBE for service to Anaesthesia. Professor Cook, who has been consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath since 1998, said: “It is very […]

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