Tagged: winter health

Extra money to help people leaving hospital

The Department of Health is making an extra £150 million available to local authorities to help people leave hospital more quickly and receive care at home, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today. The extra money will be spent on social … Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

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Winter surge in patients going online for trusted health information

There has been a record surge in people going online for trusted health information and advice over the winter period, according to new figures from NHS Choices and NHS Direct. Daily visits to the NHS Choices website from October to … Read more → – Winter surge in patients going online for trusted health information

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Snow wardens, winter workers and community angels to help with shopping and heating homes

£20 million Government funding to help people in the cold weather Tens of thousands of people across the country will get help during the cold weather following 163 successful proposals from councils for a share of £20 million of Government … Read more → – Snow wardens, winter workers and community angels to help with shopping and heating homes

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NHS puts preparations in place to deal with winter pressures

As the weather gets colder, it is important to remember the needs of friends, elderly relatives and neighbours who could be at risk the Department of Health warned today. Official figures from the Office of National Statistics today demonstrate the … Read more → – NHS puts preparations in place to deal with winter pressures

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Don’t forget your flu jab

And it doesn’t give you flu – contrary to what the majority of people think People who have a liver disease, heart or chest problems, neurological conditions, those aged 65 or over and all pregnant women are among the groups … Read more → – Don’t forget your flu jab

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Get ready for winter

Government, Age UK and Met Office launch plans to keep people warm and healthy in the cold weather A new plan to keep people warm and healthy throughout the cold winter months was launched today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. … Read more → – Get ready for winter

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