Stay well this Winter
Preventing ill health is important during winter so choose lifestyle options that will impact positively on your physical health, mental well-being and self esteem. To beat those winter blues and keep healthy make sure you eat well, drink in moderation, stop smoking and stay active.
Some tips to keep you well this Winter!
Get a flu jab. It can protect you all winter.
If you have a long term health condition and you catch flu you’re at a greater risk of complications. Contact your GP surgery to find out details of flu clinics or to book an appointment.
Sounds simple, but visit your pharmacy.
The pharmacist will give you advice on the best over the counter medication for common winter complaints such as coughs and colds that suit your condition and medication you may already be taking.
Catch it, kill it, bin it.
Almost everyone will have a cough or cold at some point this winter. Don’t spread your germs. Cough or sneeze into a tissue, put it in the bin and wash your hands to stop the spread of germs.
It’s the perfect excuse to eat well and wrap up warm. Keep warm inside and out, by keeping active and having regular hot drinks and nutritious meals.
Make sure that you have enough medication to last when your GP surgery may be closed.
Know when NHS services near your home are open. A&E and GP aren’t your only options. You’ll often be seen quicker at other NHS services, so check out NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) for your nearest pharmacy, walk-in centre or minor injuries unit.
Personalised Care Plan?
It’s a good idea for those with a long term condition to have an up-to-date personalised care plan. If you’re not sure if you have a Personalised Care Plan, contact your GP for more information.
- July 2019
Published: 24 July 2019
We can now share the findings from the recent consultation that asked you for your views on the proposed plans to merge the six CCGs in Nottinghamshire – Mansfield and Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham City, Nottingham North and East, Nottingham West and Rushcliffe –to create one Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG. The consultation closed on […] Read more →
Published: 19 July 2019
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Published: 15 July 2019
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- June 2019
Published: 20 June 2019
We’d like to invite local people to join us for our Annual Public Meeting (APM) 2019 on Tuesday 9 July. Taking place at the Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB, between 5.30 and 7.30pm, the event is an excellent opportunity for local people to find out more about our work over the last […] Read more →
Published: 14 June 2019
Our Annual Report and Accounts looks back at our year. It celebrates our achievements and looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities facing us as commissioners as we strive to provide more efficient local health services. We hope that you find an informative and thought provoking read. Read more →
- May 2019
Published: 21 May 2019
The six CCGs in Nottinghamshire – Mansfield and Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham City, Nottingham North and East, Nottingham West and Rushcliffe – are proposing to merge to create one Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG. To ensure that all stakeholders can feedback on these proposals, we have launched a consultation so you can share your views […] Read more →
Published: 20 May 2019
The Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), responsible for the planning, monitoring and buying of health services to meet the needs of local people in Broxtowe, Gedling, Hucknall, Nottingham City and Rushcliffe, are looking for local people to join their Patient and Public Engagement Committee (PPEC). We are looking for people who are passionate about […] Read more →
- April 2019
Published: 25 April 2019
Integrated Care System (ICS) Mental Health Strategy The all age Nottingham and Nottinghamshire mental health strategy has been published. This has been the result of nine months of work, involving Nottinghamshire Healthcare, the Nottinghamshire CCGs, our local hospitals and Local Authorities, as well as the third sector, service users, carers and other partners, including the […] Read more →
Published: 15 April 2019
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Published: 08 April 2019
We’re advising patients not to leave it too late to order and collect repeat prescriptions over the Easter and May Bank Holidays. Running out of daily medication could have serious consequences for patients who rely on them to control their health condition. Forgetting to take vital medications can leave people extremely unwell. Anyone who regularly […] Read more →