Category Archives: Health

Spare Change or Real Change?

When we see someone in distress, our first instinct is to help. Giving spare change seems like a kind, easy way to help. But it’s often the opposite. Every person begging has a different story to tell. People end up … Continue reading

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Doctors and health care leaders announce a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.

In recent months, two main options for change have been discussed with patients, staff and stakeholders. Both options would have seen significant changes to the way the three A&E departments at Broomfield, Basildon and Southend hospitals operate. Having studied the … Continue reading

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Beat the queues in A&E – The Pharmacist Will See You Now

Traffic on the roads at Easter is challenging and it can be just the same in A&E – so why not be smart and beat the queues in Mid Essex this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017). … Continue reading

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How to avoid a heart attack

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Do you want to make a difference to health and care in Essex? 

Have you got what it takes to ensure that Healthwatch Essex is a thriving ‘independent voice for the people of Essex, helping to shape and improve local health and social care services’? A full role-profile, highlighting the main responsibilities of their Trustees, … Continue reading

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Childhood Illness Workshops – back by popular demand

Parents across mid Essex are invited to a second phase of free NHS workshops aimed at providing information and advice about common childhood illnesses. Mid Essex CCG are running another series of workshops between 6th and 10th March 2017 and would like … Continue reading

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Dry January #dontbottleitup

As the festive season comes to a close Chelmsford CVS and Essex County Council are urging people to get their 2017 off to a positive and healthy start by signing up for Dry January. Dry January is a national initiative … Continue reading

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Essex Trading Standards | Illegal Tobacco

Essex Trading Standards is currently undertaking a wider initiative on tobacco control, covering the reduction in the sale of tobacco to children and inhibiting the supply of illegal tobacco.  The important message that we want Essex residents to take from … Continue reading

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NEW woMEn TIME activities for January 2017

woMEn TIME is all about providing opportunities for women to be more active or try a new sport, in a friendly and non-competitive environment. This project is funded by Sport England to get more women active. The project is aims … Continue reading

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Lung cancer is curable – if you catch it early enough

Survival rates for lung cancer are lower in mid Essex compared to the national average. That’s why, at the start of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout November, Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to encourage everyone locally … Continue reading

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Childhood Illnesses Event, Chelmsford

To reserve your place at the Chelmsford Events please follow the links below: Chelmsford (Afternoon): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-to-do-when-your-child-is-illworkshop-tickets-28784739932 Chelmsford (Evening): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-to-do-when-your-child-is-illworkshop-tickets-28785298603

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Book Now for the Mid Essex Showcase

Following the tremendous success of last year’s Mid Essex Showcasing Healthcare event at Broomfield Hospital, we are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held on Thursday 15 September. For further details and booking, please download and complete … Continue reading

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New “Families Included Prize” launches across Essex to help isolated families

The ‘Families Included Prize’ which aims to reduce the social isolation and loneliness of Essex families with children aged 0-5 was launched at County Hall today.  Essex County Council, working with Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, will deliver the first … Continue reading

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New Reablement at Home service | Supporting people to live more independently in their own homes

A new service has launched in mid Essex and across the county offering people in our area the chance to get back their independence as soon as possible after receiving hospital or community care. Reablement at Home is designed to … Continue reading

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Off-road led cycle rides

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Living healthily in midlife can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond

Public Health England launched ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign to help adults across the country avoid future diseases caused by modern day life. Everyday habits and behaviours – such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more than is … Continue reading

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Stay Well This Winter – Now’s the time to get your free flu jab!

All those in at risk groups are being reminded to get their free flu jab. Adults over 65; those with long term health conditions; children aged 2 – 7; carers and pregnant women may all be eligible. Centre Supporting Voluntary Action and Essex County … Continue reading

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Have you got what it takes to make a difference to Safeguarding in Essex?

If you are involved in your community, want to promote the welfare of children, young people or adults, and are happy to be the voice of service users in meetings, then this could be the opportunity for you! Both the … Continue reading

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Will you be taking part in #Stoptober next month?

Centre Supporting Voluntary Action joins Essex County Council in urging Essex Smokers to sign up to Stoptober. With data showing that almost 19% of residents in the Essex smoke, Essex County Council is urging smokers to sign up to Stoptober – the country’s 28 … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Pharmacy Information

Information about health services over the bank holiday If you are feeling poorly and need to access local health care services, please: Visit your local pharmacy Call NHS 111 See an out of hours GP (by calling NHS 111) You … Continue reading

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