This is the time of year when a lot of us are busy shopping for presents, planning get-togethers and holiday travel. While you’re out, why not also think about stocking up on medicine cabinet essentials to make sure you’re prepared for the winter?
The flood situation in Essex has now been downgraded from severe flood warning to a flood warning.
There is still some risk to properties but the high tides have passed and whilst the full picture will not be known for some time, it appears that the county has fortunately not seen the same conditions as other parts of the country.
NHS England on behalf of the Incident Management Team has published the findings of its review of cancer services at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. The primary aim of the immediate review was to answer the question “Are the cancer services safe?”
Flu is a highly contagious infection that anyone can catch. It is not just a cold – it can be a really serious illness for some people and it doesn’t just affect older people.
If you’re pregnant, have lowered immunity or a long term health condition such as severe asthma, a chest or heart complaint, or diabetes then you should also get a free flu jab from your GP. The flu jab is completely safe, and it can’t give you flu.
The NHS was launched on July 5 1948. Over the 65 years since then it has continually grown, evolved and improved to become a source of national pride and a service envied around the world.