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It's flu vaccination season.

now is the time to start thinking about protecting your health over winter with a flu vaccination.



RT @OneLifeSuffolk: In case you had not heard... It's STOPTOBER! If you stop you will have more energy, younger looking skin and more mon…
Wed 17 Oct 2018  13:13
Every hour kids spend online increases chance of buying junk food by a fifth https://t.co/FDPNcl3MWS via @telegraphnews
Wed 17 Oct 2018  12:31
RT @auriensliving: "I've never been particularly aware of my age. It's like being on a bicycle - I just put my foot down and keep going." H…
Wed 17 Oct 2018  12:27
RT @Suff_FostAdopt: Keeping brothers and sisters together is so important. We need more families in Suffolk to adopt. Find out more on ou…
Wed 17 Oct 2018  10:27
RT @PHE_uk: . @asthmauk says ~1 million UK adults with asthma could be at risk because they are not getting the #flu #vaccine. Is this you?…
Wed 17 Oct 2018  10:01
RT @NSFTtweets: The Trust is looking for 11 new Governors to represent the views of local people and help shape its future - and nomination…
Wed 17 Oct 2018  9:55
What's all this about flu vaccinations? Surely flu is just a bad cold? Not necessarily - for people in certain at-r… https://t.co/yFiYXVhrmM
Wed 17 Oct 2018  9:54
Revealed – one third of Suffolk children leave primary school overweight or obese https://t.co/lsdtcrV6ZD
Wed 17 Oct 2018  8:40
RT @THTorguk: We’re proud to stand alongside all of these organisations to show love and support for our trans friends, family and colleagu…
Wed 17 Oct 2018  8:13
The @theCALMzone helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find infor… https://t.co/h4hbYEGCWe
Tue 16 Oct 2018  16:30
Using a tissue when you sneeze and washing your hands well are two of the basics to help prevent the spread of germ… https://t.co/tZk6Krct14
Tue 16 Oct 2018  11:39
Our partners at @HWSuffolk are recruiting to the highly desirable post of Communication and Information Services Of… https://t.co/QmjEBCrP0I
Tue 16 Oct 2018  11:25
There's still time - will you please give your feedback on services in Suffolk for young people living with special… https://t.co/5ZiMf6x1UX
Tue 16 Oct 2018  11:06
RT @suffolkpcn: Carers Trust are involved in an EU study with Uni of Sussex, Dr Saul Becker is the lead researcher. The study has ethical a…
Tue 16 Oct 2018  11:01
Be prepared for the October half-term holidays. Stock up on the medicine cabinet essentials so you're able to deal… https://t.co/mT4pgQc5YP
Tue 16 Oct 2018  10:42
Are you set for winter colds? Make sure you have a supply of tissues - that way you're prepared to catch those coug… https://t.co/UMXlMl85SS
Tue 16 Oct 2018  10:04
Is owning a dog good for your health? https://t.co/Y9sfKJZIES
Tue 16 Oct 2018  10:00
RT @RapeCrisisEandW: Kissing & flirting DON'T equal consent to sex. Consent must be sought & fully, freely given. If you were impacted by l…
Tue 16 Oct 2018  9:57
Get started on the free NHS 12-week weight-loss plan and feel a healthier and happier you. https://t.co/45Ot5TJnK8… https://t.co/gGBVrbdhv7
Tue 16 Oct 2018  9:57
RT @suffolkcarers: We have family tickets to the @BuryStEdsRT Fireworks Extravaganza to giveaway! If you are a family carer or young carer…
Tue 16 Oct 2018  9:57


First-of-its-kind pilot takes expert help into patients’ own homes

Patients who have had a suspected stroke can now be assessed by a specialist consultant in the comfort of their own home following the launch of a first-of-its-kind pilot which is using technology to improve care.

The pioneering initiative allows specially-trained paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to use a secure video conferencing app to liaise with an expert stroke consultant from Ipswich Hospital in cases where a diagnosis is not clear.

Extra NHS money to better support our communities

The drive to prevent ill health and support our local communities through better joined-up health and social care services has been given a major cash boost.

Almost £5 million is being given to 46 individual projects run by voluntary, community and public sector organisations across east and west Suffolk.

It's flu vaccination season - the time to think about your winter health
Even though we’ve just said goodbye to the summer holidays, now is the time to start thinking about protecting your health over winter with a flu vaccination.

Most GP practices across east and west Suffolk will soon be holding flu vaccination clinics for their registered patients - and people in at-risk groups are being encouraged to attend. Many pharmacies also provide NHS flu vaccinations for those in at-risk groups aged 18+.
Latest local health newsletters are published
The latest newsletters from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have just been published.

Highlights include:

- Launch of new film which highlights how those living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes could benefit from signing-up to a free NHS My Diabetes course
Meetings in public - NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday September 25 from 9.00 a.m. Come along to this meeting to learn more about health services in the Ipswich and east Suffolk area. 

A meeting in public of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee for east and west Suffolk will take place on Tuesday September 25 from 2.00 p.m. This committee is the decision-making group for the management of primary care (GP practices). Members of the public are welcome to come along and listen to the business of the meeting and ask questions at the end.


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Stay well this winter

Stay well this winter

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