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NHS Heroes Awards

Daily Mirror ITV NHS Health Heroes logo

On 5 July, the NHS will turn 70. To mark the milestone, the Daily Mirror and ITV have launched the NHS Heroes Awards.

People are invited to nominate NHS staff and volunteers across 11 exciting categories including emergency lifesaver, mental health champion, NHS lifetime achievement and unsung hero.

The lucky finalists will be invited to a glittering dinner which will be screened as a two-hour TV special. Attended by major stars, it will celebrate the people who make the NHS what it is.

Easter is coming – make sure you’re prepared with your prescriptions

Easter will be with us before we know it. As most pharmacies and GP practices close on bank holidays, Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people who need medication to get ready by making sure they have enough of their usual medicines to see them through the long weekend.

Paula Wilkinson, Chief Pharmacist at Mid Essex CCG, said: “We advise that you put in the order at least a week before your medication is due to run out, as it can take three to four working days to process a repeat prescription. The lead-up to Easter sees GPs and community pharmacies even busier than usual, so it’s even more important to be prepared.

Essex Partnership University Trust, BBC Story

If you are a patient or relative and are concerned about anything you may have read or heard about Essex Partnership University Trust today, the Trust has set up a special helpline for you. The number is 01268 739182 and will be open from 8pm this evening. The CCG continues to work with EPUT to ensure patients receive quality care in a safe environment.