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New campaign encourages teens to get the Meningitis C vaccine booster

A vaccination campaign gets under way across schools in Medway this term to encourage teenagers to get the Meningitis C vaccine booster and so strengthen their defences against this dangerous infection that can cause meningitis. The Meningitis C vaccine is now routinely given to babies at three months to provide sufficient protection until a booster […]

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Valuing mental health: A change of perspective in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

On Tuesday 6 May 2014 South East Coast Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions and NHS England will host a conference at Sofitel Gatwick Airport to discuss ways to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. You can download the conference programme here and […]

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Slough GPs awarded £2.9 million to improve access for patients

GPs in Slough have been given £2.9 million to improve access to care for 147,000 patients, as part of the £50m Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund. There will be 16 practices benefiting as part of the trial known as ‘Steps to the Future’ and they will be trialling a range of options to make services more […]

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Folkestone and Dover GPs awarded £1.89 million to improve access for patients

GPs in Folkestone and Dover have received around £1.89 million to improve access to care for 94,940 patients, as part of the £50m Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund. There will be 13 practices benefiting as part of the trial, piloting a range of options to make services more accessible to patients including: extended opening hours from […]

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Brighton and Hove GPs awarded £1.8 million to improve access for patients

GPs in Brighton and Hove have been given around £1.8 million to improve access to care for 137,551 patients, as part of the £50m Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund. ‘Care navigators,’ will be introduced to 18 practices in Brighton and Hove, for patients like the elderly who require health guidance rather than medical care.  Working with […]

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Stock up on your medicine this Christmas in Hampshire

Leading up to Christmas, Hampshire GPs are asking patients, carers and their friends and families to make sure that anyone who requires regular medical prescriptions, orders and collects their medication in good time, and avoid any last minute rush over the Christmas break. Medical Director for NHS England in Wessex, Dr Stuart Ward said: “This is a […]

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