There’s still time to have your say on national proposals to reduce prescribing of some over the counter medicines.
The 150Club Community Prescription programme, a ground breaking partnership between NHS Newham CCG, Newham Council and the Staywell Partnership and the West Ham United Foundation has been shortlisted for the prestigious BT Sport Industry Awards ‘Community Programme of the Year’.
Patient education, care planning and giving patients access to a team of specialists have contributed to NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) being rated as ‘Outstanding’ for its diabetes care following a 2016/17 assessment by NHS England.
Newham Council is currently assisting in a co-ordinated response to deal with a World War Two device found in King George V Dock at North Woolwich. This has impacted on services at Albert Road Surgery.
People are being asked for their views on proposals to reduce prescribing of some over-the-counter medicines.
Parents of children aged between two and four in Newham are being urged to get them vaccinated against flu after a surge in the number of cases across the UK.
GPs in Newham are urging women to attend regular cervical cancer screening to reduce their risk of developing the potentially-fatal disease.
Thousands of people in Newham will make New Year’s resolutions this January and GPs across the area are urging everyone to think about making choices that will bring positive changes to their health.
NHS England has agreed plans to save hundreds of millions of pounds each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be routinely provided on the NHS.