You may have read in the media that a re-screen is currently taking place of a number of cervical screening tests. This is because an issue was identified in the cervical screening lab service provided by Pathology First following a routine Public Health England Screening Quality Assurance visit in June 2017.
The NHS in south east Essex is launching a campaign with health and care professionals and the wider public to raise awareness of sepsis, the life-threatening condition which claims thousands of lives a year in the UK.
The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers of young children aged 0-4 and will include a new film featuring a local mum, Sophie, from Leigh-on Sea, whose baby son George was diagnosed with sepsis at the end of last year (2017). Sophie shared her story on a popular Facebook forum called ‘8 out of 10 Mums’ and agreed to join forces with the local NHS to raise awareness of the condition.
Volunteers at Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services have kindly knitted over 70 scarves that will be donated to keep local residents with respiratory conditions well this winter as part of a #Scarfie campaign.
Health professionals across mid and south Essex have joined forces with Asthma UK in the #Scarfie campaign that hopes to encourage people with Asthma, COPD and other respiratory illnesses to wear a scarf this winter to ease their breathing and keep well.