Category Archives: Health

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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Healthcare for mid Essex across August bank holiday

PRESS RELEASE MID ESSEX CCG 21st August 2015 There are a range of NHS services available to make sure you get the right treatment at the right time throughout the upcoming August bank holiday weekend. If you’re unwell, you can … Continue reading

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Sanctus Juice Bar – 28 Broomfield Road

A new social enterprise project for community regeneration in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University & The Students Union has opened at Sanctus Cafe, 28 Broomfield Road. Help support this local homeless charity and your health by purchasing freshly prepared Superfood … Continue reading

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Broomfield Hospital Open & Fun Day 8th August 2015

Mid Essex Hospitals Trust  – Charities Foundation Open & Fun Day Take a look behind the services and see how Broomfield’s theatres, world class burns unit, helideck and robotic surgery really work.  Take a tour of the award winning grounds. … Continue reading

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Chelmsford Talking Newspaper for the Blind and Partially Sighted celebrate their 40th Anniversary

CHELMSFORD TALKING NEWSPAPER  40TH ANNIVERSARY   1975-2015 The 2000th Edition of the Chelmsford Talking Newspaper will be issued on Thursday 9th July 2015.  This is a 90 minute voice recorded version of the Essex Chronicle issued on a SB stick and … Continue reading

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Affected by epilepsy?  Book your place now at the Epilepsy Explained Event 11 July 2015

Epilepsy Explained – Saturday 11 July 2015 9.45am to 4.30pm Meath Epilepsy Charity, Westbrook Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2QH     (The event is 10 mins (max) walk from Godalming station and the venue has plenty of parking.  Children over 11 years … Continue reading

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Support 4 Sight will soon expand their network of support to people who care for visually impaired relatives or loved ones.

Supporting your loved one with sight loss? Support 4 Sight have been helping people in Essex with sight loss for the last 20 years. They are now expanding their network of support to people who care for visually impaired relatives or loved ones. The advice they can … Continue reading

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Advice on how to cope during this hot weather

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! NHS Choices have issued ‘Heatwave Be Prepared’ with lots of useful tips and advice for cooling in this hot weather! Please see:  http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Summerhealth/Pages/Heatwave.aspx

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There is still time to register for the Hate Crime Event that is taking place at the Civic Centre Tomorrow in Chelmsford

Understanding Hate Crime 25 June 2015, 1.30pm – 5pm.  Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE Have you been the recipient of a hate crime? Find out what hate crime is, and what the Trust and Essex Police … Continue reading

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View the latest Mid Essex Mind newsletter with details on the free Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service

Mid Essex Mind was established in 1974 and is affiliated to National Mind a leading mental health charity. To view a copy of their latest newsletter see: Mid Essex Mind Newsletter April 2015 (5) It is now one year since Mid … Continue reading

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Join City of Chelmsford Mencap for a Strawberry Tea Party 18 July St John’s Church Moulsham

Strawberry Tea Party Saturday 18th July, 3-5pm St John’s Church Hall, Vicarage Rd, Moulsham Tickets £5  – Includes your first serving of tea and cake! Raffle, Games & Live Music Tickets on the door, or in advance by calling 01245 268 303 … Continue reading

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If you have views about Independent Living Communities, or might consider moving to one, Essex County Council would like to hear from you!

Independent Living Survey To help ensure Essex County Council include the views of Essex residents when they develop plans and deliver services they are asking for your feedback about Independent Living communities. What are Independent Living Communities? Independent Living communities are for people who … Continue reading

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Trustee Opportunities with J’s Hospice

J’s Hospice is a hospice at home service for young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, aged 16-40, and living in Essex. They are seeking new Trustees with a broad range of skills and experience, those with skills and knowledge in … Continue reading

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NHS Continuing Healthcare Consultation – still time to respond

NHS Continuing Healthcare At Home: A Consultation On Proposed Policy Review NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned Enable East to run a consultation on its behalf on proposals regarding how NHS continuing healthcare (sometimes also known or … Continue reading

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Volunteering Opportunities on Patient Reference Groups at Mid Essex CCG

As part of the way the NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (MECCG) is reshaping the way they engage with local communities they have the following voluntary opportunities on their Patient Reference Group (PRG). There are two ways you, or someone you know, … Continue reading

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Join Healthwatch Essex & NHS England at the Learning Disability Health Day today 11am – 3pm Central Baptist Church

Staying Healthy When You Have A Learning Disability Come along to the Learning Disability Health Day Healthwatch are organising in partnership with NHS England in Chelmsford on Friday 12th June from 11am to 3pm at the Meeting Place Central Baptist … Continue reading

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The 2015 Heatwave Plan has been published

2015 Heatwave Plan The 2015 Heatwave Plan for England has been published, and the Met Office will issue Heatwave Alerts from 1 June to 15 September 2015. The Heatwave plan provides guidance on how to prepare for and respond to … Continue reading

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