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New specialist major arterial centre at Southmead Hospital

A new specialist arterial centre, providing state of the art planned and emergency inpatient care has opened at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. The centre will specialise in the management of vascular diseases, and disorders of the arteries, veins and lymphatic system. If left unchecked, vascular disease can lead to blockages of arteries and veins or […]

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Protect against flu this winter

Free flu vaccinations are now available in the Thames Valley and people are urged to visit their GP, pharmacy or local health professional to get the vaccination early to help protect them from getting flu. People aged over 65 years, those suffering from an underlying health condition, pregnant women, children aged between 2 and 4 […]

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Freshers urged to get vaccinated against Meningitis C

Young people from Thames Valley, entering university for the first time this autumn, are being encouraged to get the Meningitis C vaccine booster. Meningococcal group C disease is a rare but life-threatening disease that occurs mainly in young children and young adults. Young people are at a greater risk of catching meningitis just after starting […]

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Don’t miss out on the MMR vaccine –sign up for the catch up programme

Young people who missed the MMR vaccine in early childhood will be offered the vaccination as part of a new programme beginning in Surrey. Following an increase in the number of measles and mumps cases in England over the last eight years, NHS England, Public Health England and local authorities are launching a programme to […]

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New campaign encourages freshers to get the Meningitis C vaccine booster

Young people from Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire, aged between 17 and 25 years and due to enter university for the first time this autumn, are being encouraged to get vaccinated against meningococcal C (MenC) infection. In the UK, all children are offered the MenC vaccine to protect them against Meningococcal C infection but, as the […]

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NHS England proposes new standards for congenital heart disease services

NHS England today (Monday) launched a 12-week consultation on standards which aim to drive high quality care for children and adults with congenital heart disease wherever they live, throughout their lives. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) refers to birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart. These range from severe life threatening conditions that […]

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Freshers urged to get vaccinated against Meningitis C before starting university

Young people from Kent and Medway, due to enter university for the first time this autumn, are being encouraged to get the Meningitis C vaccine booster. Meningococcal group C disease is a rare but life-threatening disease that occurs mainly in young children and young adults. Young people are at a greater risk of catching meningitis […]

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Putting Sustainability into Practice: Actions for a Healthy and Sustainable Society conference 1 October 2014

On Wednesday 1 October 2014 NHS, public health and social care professionals, from the South will come together in Reading to discuss how to create a sustainable health and social care system. Sustainability is an important issue for health and social care. A recently published national Sustainable Development Strategy describes the vision for a sustainable […]

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What should I do in an emergency booklet for Kent and Medway residents

The Kent Resilience Forum, a multi-agency group including NHS England which brings local partners together to determine how they would respond to an emergency within the community, has produced the a booklet to provide key advice to people in Kent and Medway about what to do in various emergency situations. Please do share the booklet […]

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More eye screening centres planned for diabetes patients in Kent and Medway

A new provider of eye screening services for people with diabetes in Kent and Medway will make it easier for patients to receive the care they need, closer to home. After a rigorous procurement process, NHS England (Kent and Medway) has named Medical Imaging UK Limited as the new provider of the local diabetic eye […]

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