Think before going to A&E this summer

It is estimated that around 11 per cent of people who attend A&E are sent home requiring no treatment.  A further 38 per cent receive guidance or advice only for minor conditions such as coughs, colds, muscular pain or allergies, which co​uld be managed safely and effectively at home or with advice from a pharmacist.

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Stay well this summer

GPs in south east Essex are encouraging people to take care as temperatures rise over the summer and reminding them of the most appropriate places to go for treatment if they do become ill.

Summer conditions such as sunburn and dehydration can be easily prevented and treatment is available in south east Essex from health services that may be closer than you think.

New joined-up service to improve diabetes care

This week - 12 to 18 June 2017 – marks Diabetes Awareness Week. Diabetes is a growing challenge to the NHS.  Public Health England Health Profiles report that there are around 73,750 patients registered with diabetes in Essex, with Castle Point and Rochford and Southend residents having the highest reported rates of hypoglycaemia in the East of England region.  With this in mind local health and care organisations have launched a new Integrated Diabetes Service to improve services, patient experience and reduce ill health. 

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