Be Clear on Cancer campaign in Essex to raise awareness that ongoing heartburn can be a sign of cancer

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A ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign launches today in East Anglia and Essex urging people from the area to visit their doctor if they have heartburn most days for three weeks or more, as this can be a sign of oesophageal or stomach cancer.

Remember to catch it bin it kill it this winter

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People in Essex are being reminded of the simple message to protect themselves and others from cold and flu this winter: Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.

Commuters get warming winter message from the NHS

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NHS 111 handwarmers at Southend Victoria stationNHS staff offered commuters some welcome relief from the cold this morning (Friday) as part of a campaign to promote NHS 111.
 
A team from NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was at Southend Victoria from 7am handing out hand warmers branded with the ‘NHS 111’ logo and small information cards too.

Flu levels continue to rise

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Latest figures from Public Health England (PHE) indicate that flu is continuing to circulate in the community.

Enjoy yourself but please use NHS services wisely

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Accident and Emergency departments across Essex are gearing up for one of the busiest nights of the year and NHS Southend CCG is urging people to use NHS services responsibly.