Be flu safe and get the jab – it’s free to those at greatest risk

Flu Safe Logo Generic CMYKFlu 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 at 65

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.

Stoptober is back

Stoptober – England’s mass 28-day stop smoking attempt - is back following its huge success last year, which saw 160,000 people complete the challenge.