In light of increased COVID variant cases in the north of Reigate and Banstead district, as many residents as possible are being encouraged to get tested, regardless of whether they have symptoms. This is to ensure that positive cases are identified as quickly as possible, and so those people who test positive can isolate and hence slow the spread of the virus within the community.
Now more than ever it’s important for us all to get vaccinated and make testing twice weekly a routine to help protect our friends, families, and communities.
(Pictured: Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) Health Team with Cheryl Wood, GRT Advice and Guidance Officer and Amanda Deadman Action for Carers)
On Thursday 3 June, Children and Family Health Surrey’s Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) Health Team opened a new drop-in clinic to support GRT families across Surrey.
On Tuesday 8 June, the NHS vaccination programme hit its six-month milestone, with nearly nine million people vaccinated with at least one dose across the South East.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective and give you the best protection against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are now being offered to:
First Community Health and Care has pledged to support carer colleagues and patients to ensure they know how to access any information or support they need.
The public pledge was made to mark the start of Carers Week 2021, which takes place from 7 to 13 June. The annual, national campaign to raise awareness of caring, aims to highlight the challenge unpaid carers face and to recognise the contribution they make to families and communities across the UK.
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Covid-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July 2021. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
A team of experts are hoping to support members of the public who are hesitant about having a Covid-19 vaccination, and have developed an innovative new website to answer people’s questions and concerns.
Members of the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller (GRT) and Showmen communities are being encouraged to ‘Give Covid the Jab’ in a new NHS video released today.
Produced by the GRT and Inclusion Health team at First Community Health and Care in partnership with Surrey Heartlands CCG, the video aims to educate, inform and answer common questions about the Covid-19 vaccine to boost vaccine confidence within Traveller communities.
We are pleased to be able to welcome visitors back to our ward at Caterham Dene Hospital.
In order to continue to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe we have a process in place for managing this and all visits must be booked in advance by telephoning the ward on 01883 837517.
The ward staff will ask screening questions before any visitor is permitted to enter the ward.
Our Caterham Dene Minor Injury Unit will remain open every day over the Easter holidays for those aged 18 plus from 8am to 8pm.
NHS 111 will remain available 7 days per week 24 hours per day for non-urgent medical help. In the event of an emergency please call 999.
A very special thank you to our staff and all those working over the Easter holidays to keep essential services available.