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South West Community Pharmacies deliver their 1 millionth Covid vaccination just in time for World Pharmacist Day on 25th September

Since January 2021, life-saving coronavirus jabs have been given at local community pharmacies across the South West – and today Locking Pharmacy in Weston-Super-Mare issued the 1 millionth community pharmacy vaccine in the South West to a nineteen year old young woman. NHS England South West’s Regional Chief Pharmacist, Stephen Brown said: “I’m really proud […]

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NHS South West begins Covid-19 Booster Vaccination Campaign

The NHS has started delivering Covid booster jabs to people in eligible groups in the South West, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history moves to the next stage. In line with new guidance set out by the JCVI, the NHS vaccination programme will now invite eligible people, who had […]

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NHS Urges People in South West to Come Forward for Life Saving Cancer Checks

People in the South West of England with potential cancer symptoms are being encouraged to come forward for lifesaving checks as part of an NHS campaign. NHS England chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, launched the campaign to highlight symptoms of abdominal and urological cancers this week, saying that the NHS is open and ready to treat […]

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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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