With healthcare services more limited over the Christmas holidays, its vital that people know where and how to access services over the holiday period. The local NHS in the Black Country have now created their very own animation which offers advice, tips and messages about staying well this winter.
People in West Birmingham are being encouraged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles within Birmingham.
There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9am Monday 11 December and 9am Thursday 14 December in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.
If you need to contact your GP surgery today (11 December), please be aware that there may be delays in getting through on the phones and longer waits to be seen, due to the adverse weather and problems with surgery staff getting into work. Thank you for your patience.
It always pays to be prepared – especially over the winter period when the weather can prevent us getting out and about. That’s why the advice from the NHS in the Black Country is to have a well-stocked medicine cabinet for times when you or your family are feeling under the weather.