Easter Bank Holiday weekend healthcare services

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NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people of the NHS services available this Easter Bank Holiday weekend - and urging them not to go to A&E or ring 999 if it is not an emergency.

People can access appropriate treatment quicker by making sure they use NHS111, their local pharmacist, GP or walk-in centre.

 

Get ready for Easter – Be prepared and stay healthy

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To make sure local residents enjoy their Easter Bank holiday to the full, both Southend and Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Groups are urging people to make sure they are prepared in the event of ill health.

NHS charges from 1 April

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The NHS has announced increased changes to charges for NHS prescriptions, dental care, elastic stockings and tights, wigs and fabric supports. The changes also affect optical voucher values.

Southend’s Pioneering health and social care staff praised by Minister

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Melanie Craig, Norman Lamb MP and Dr Jose Garcia LoberaThe Government Minister for Care has praised the innovative work of health and social care staff during a visit to Southend on Wednesday 19 February.

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, was visiting the borough to see how the Pioneer project was progressing just over a year after the Government announced Southend as one of just 14 Pioneer areas in the country.

Residents asked not to go to A&E unless they have serious or life threatening condition

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NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG are urging the public to choose their health services wisely and to think twice before they go to A&E. If local residents have an urgent medical need that is not serious or life threatening, they should call NHS 111 or contact their GP.