Better health, better life - family fun brings boost for health

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It was all action and drama in Southend on Saturday as hundreds of shoppers and visitors to the town got an extra boost – thanks to their local healthcare services.

While the focus was on family fun, the message behind the event was: there are lots of ways in which you can enhance your health and wellbeing. The ‘Better health, better life’ event was organised by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and offered an array of activities for all the family – as well as advice on a range of ways of improving health.

Active 50+ festival

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Active lifeSouthend Council will be holding a free activity afternoon for over-50s on Tuesday 2 July between 11am and 1pm at Southend Library, Victoria Avenue.

Activities include:

  • Free health checks
  • Total body workout
  • Dance fit
  • Yoga

Click here for more information.

Better Health, Better Life - Community event promises family fun and health benefits

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If you’re in Southend on Saturday 15 June, look out for action and drama – as well as lots of tips on how to enjoy life with better health.

‘Better health, better life’ – is the clear message that will be going out to shoppers and visitors in  the town. Come along to enjoy activities for the whole community at the Victoria Shopping Centre – and get advice on a range of ways of improving the health of all the family.   NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council invite you to join them at this free event for all the family.

Local NHS 111 services running well

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111logoThe NHS would like to reassure local residents that the NHS 111 urgent care service in south Essex is working well and that patients can be confident of getting a good quality service. It stresses that patients calling the number over the busy bank holiday period received a speedy and efficient service.

NHS Southend CCG urges parents to take action to combat Measles

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Southend CCG and local public health experts are urging parents in Southend to ensure their children have received two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Measles cases in England are at their highest level for the past 18 years. A national catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children and teenagers was announced last Thursday by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health.