Paramedics help ensure you get the right care this Winter

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NHS Castle Point and Rochford and NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are helping local GP practices meet the demand of services to ensure patients get the right care this Winter.

One of the clinical roles introduced in GP practices across Castle Point, Rochford and Southend is that of Paramedic to support GPs to spend more time with patients who need them most – especially when demand is higher in the Winter months.

Keep well and keep warm during cold weather

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As colder weather sweeps across Essex this week, local GPs are urging people to take extra care. Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with long term health conditions.

Local GPs urge higher risk patients to get their flu vaccine

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Local GPs are encouraging people in high risk groups to get their free NHS flu vaccine to help protect them from flu and its potentially serious complications.

This year’s flu vaccination campaign will be the biggest ever, with 25 million people offered vaccines free. GP practices and local pharmacies will be offering the vaccine to eligible patients, and you are advised to book an appointment.

Local NHS support Self Care Week

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More needs to be done to support people to look after their own health better. Empowering individuals to self-care has many benefits for their short term and long term health and this is important since people are living longer.

This is why NHS Southend and NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are supporting Self-Care Week 2019 (18 – 24 November) an annual national awareness week run by the Self-Care Forum.

Always take your doctor's advice about antibiotics

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GPs in Southend, Castle Point and Rochford are supporting the ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign during World Antibiotics Awareness Week (18-22 November) which urges the public to always trust their doctor, nurse or pharmacist’s advice as to when they need antibiotics. The campaign, run by Public Health England and supported by the NHS, also provides effective self-care advice to help individuals and their families feel better if they are not prescribed antibiotics.