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Surge testing to be deployed in Reigate and Banstead

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.

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New Gypsy Roma and Traveller drop-in clinic opens followed by a visit from an NHS England Lead

(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.

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First Community pledges its support this Carers Week

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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - latest information and advice

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.

Members of the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showmen communities join NHS staff making a boxing motion to 'Give Covid the Jab' in front of NHS mural.

New film encourages the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showmen communities to ‘Give Covid the Jab’

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.

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Visitors welcomed back to the ward at Caterham Dene Hospital

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.

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Caterham Dene Minor Injury Unit remains open over Easter holidays

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.