Watch this video on NHS111 with the star of the show Winnie.
Imran Zaman, GP and clinical lead for vaccine preventable illness SWBCCG said: “About this time each year, the flu virus begins to circulate widely in the community so it’s important that vulnerable people are protected as soon as possible.
“Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people, but it can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups. Every winter the NHS strongly encourages carers and people aged 65 and over to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination at their GP practice so that they are protected against the changing strains of the virus that circulate each year.”
Both formal and informal carers do a fantastic job of looking after others within the community and it is important that they are protected against flu so that they can continue in their caring role.
Carers and people aged 65 and over are entitled to a free flu vaccination every year and should visit their GP practice to get it from September, which is considered the start of the ‘flu season’.
To help our patients over the Christmas and New Year, the two local Walk in Centres will be open longer hours. Normally, the Walk-in Centres are open 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and will be open from the 27 December 2016 through to the 4 January 2017, between the hours of 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, seven days a week.
The two centres are located:
Eat Well This Winter comes to Blackheath Library
Our #eatwellthiswinter message was shared with members of the community at Blackhealth Library who then had a go at cooking one of our winter recipes a fabulous Chilli Con Carne.