Rochford residents now have access to remote clinical services amid Covid-19 pandemic

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Editor 0

We’ve been sent the following press release to share Reference NHS Digital. Appointments in General Practice – April 2020. Available online:https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/appointments-in-general-practice/april-2020#summary Last accessed June 2020. GP Online. ‘Millions of patients ‘avoiding calls to GP’ during COVID-19 pandemic’. Available online:https://www.gponline.com/millions-patients-avoiding-calls-gp-during-covid-19-pandemic/article/1681384 Last accessed May 2020. The Times. Missing cancer tests hit 2.4m because of […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th-24th May 2020

Sunday, May 17, 2020 Editor 0

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 18th to 24th May. Perhaps in these testing and trying times, we all need to be more aware of our own Mental Health and that of others. Take a moment to remember that #KindnessMatters We’ve seen many acts of kindness in our local community […]

Home Is Where Your Health Is

Sunday, March 22, 2020 Editor 0

Please whatever else you do… STAY AT HOME If you need something to while a way the hours take a look back through our blog. You never know what you might find!

Covid-19 Action Plan

Friday, March 6, 2020 Editor 0

Here’s the link to the UK Government official action plan. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan/coronavirus-action-plan-a-guide-to-what-you-can-expect-across-the-uk 6th March 2020Our Councillors have been asking both Rochford District Council & Rayleigh Town Council if they are prepared… updates to follow on this one!

COVID-19 & The Self Employed

Thursday, March 5, 2020 Editor 0

There is a massive hole in the Government’s recent announcement of protecting those who have to self-isolate. The self-employed are not protected by statutory sick pay payments. Lib Dem MP Layla Moran has written to the Secretary of State to urge them to offer financial protection to EVERYONE.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019 Editor 0

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place between the 13th and 19th May. The event started in 2001 and has raised awareness of several topics including alcohol, friendship, loneliness, relationships, sleep and stress. The theme for 2019 is Body Image and how we think about and feel about our bodies. […]

World Aids Day 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018 Editor 0

On Saturday 1st December, millions of people across the globe will be taking part in and supporting the 30th anniversary World AIDS day. Globally, 35 million people have died from HIV and AIDS and there are still around 36.7 million people living with HIV. There has been a fall in […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 Editor 0

Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018, looks at stress and how to cope with it. For many people the stresses of life can become difficult to deal with so this Mental Health Awareness Week is all about tackling and coping with […]

Mid Essex STP Consultation

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Editor 1

NHS services are being ‘reshaped’ by Mid Essex STP and they’ve been running a public consultation on the plans. In a nutshell, they want to do away with the more general model of hospital and create specialist centres. One aspect of this would mean transporting seriously ill patients between hospitals. […]

Lib Dems demand £6billion for NHS

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Editor 2

The Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £6 billion a year to protect the NHS, paid for by an extra penny on Income Tax. The money raised will be guaranteed for the NHS and social care services, which is currently in crisis with delayed operations, full hospital beds and […]

Advent Day 24 – Let’s Spare A Thought for All Those Working Tomorrow

Sunday, December 24, 2017 Editor 0

These people ❤️ NHS staff! Please RT if you do too and help show them how appreciated they are this Christmas#MerryXmasNHS Featuring: Ant and Dec, Alan Carr, Emilia Clarke, Gary Lineker, Perrie Edwards, Bill Bailey and many more Full video here: https://t.co/QF42UHjiQp pic.twitter.com/Iw3urBYyL0 — NHS Million (@NHSMillion) December 23, 2017

Please Put This Idea to Bed

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Editor 0

A story hit the headlines today about Southend Hospitals idea for “plans for patients to recuperate in people’s homes as part of an Airbnb-style trial” to help free up beds. The BBC report on this is here This story has played out during the day and we’re glad to report […]