Get the flu jab!

Flu web bannerGP Practices in Norwich are calling on patients to help themselves stay well this winter by booking in for a free NHS flu vaccination if they’re eligible.

People with serious health conditions, adults over 65, some carers and healthy children between the age of 2 and 4 all qualify for one free from the NHS.

The call from local GP Practices comes just as the NHS prepares to launch a major new health campaign called Stay Well This Winter. The very first message of this new campaign will be about flu:

“Don’t put it off. Take up the offer from your GP as soon as you can”

AGM on Tuesday 29 September 2015

NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding its AGM next week, on Tuesday 29 September 2015.

The meeting is from 1-2pm in the Council Chamber at Norwich City Hall.

The CCG will formally present its Annual Report which is published online (see 'Publications' tab) and also give out copies of its shorter Annual Report Summary.

After the AGM, the Governing Body will meet in public, from 2-5pm in The Mancroft Room of Norwich City Hall.

Members of the public are welcome to attend both meetings. Questions about matters not on the agenda are taken at the beginning of the Governing Body meeting.

Self Care Week

NHS staff, patients and carers are being urged to support and help raise awareness of Self Care Week next month.

The theme for the week, running from 16 to 22 November, is ‘Self Care for Life’ and aims to help people understand what they can do to better look after their own health and that of their family, as well as living as healthily as possible.

Fifteen years of saving lives on two wheels

Cyclists with the training and equipment to save hundreds of lives every year are being celebrated in the latest campaign by the region’s ambulance service.
With a top speed of around 25mph and an average of 15 miles cycled a day, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s (EEAST) cycle response units (CRU) play an important role in the region.
Fifteen years ago, Norwich became the first place in the East to welcome pedalling paramedics.

Health open day at Tuckswood

Tuckswood Surgery on Hall Road in Norwich is holding an open day this Saturday (September 5th 2015) , to help its patients find extra care and support when they need it.

The doctors, nurses and reception staff at Tuckswood will welcome all their patients between 10am and 2pm.

New-look Wellbeing Service

wellbeing logoThousands more people who suffer from depression, stress and anxiety - common mental health problems - can receive specialist help following the launch of our new-look Wellbeing service. 

The service was designed and commissioned by the 5 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk and Waveney working collaboratively with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, MIND and Relate. Service users played a major role in shaping the service, from design to mobilisation.


Take 7 Steps Out

Take 7 steps logoEven if you don’t want to quit smoking – are you thinking about others who are breathing in your cigarette smoke?

Norfolk's Public Health team is urging smokers in the county to ‘Take Seven Steps Out’ to protect children from the dangers of secondhand smoke (SHS).