Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, so it’s really important we take the time to look after ourselves, and one of the best things we can do is get the flu jab.
It may not be the first thing that springs to mind whilst enjoying the holidays, but stocks of some types of blood group tend to dip during the summer months, so South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging people to come forwards to donate blood.
MAKING THE MOST OF THE SUNSHINE? BE PREPARED FOR BUMPS AND SCRAPES!
As families prepare for their children to start school South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging parents to ensure their children’s vaccinations are up to date. The aim is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunisation to parents, carers and the families of children.
Going on holiday is exciting, with lots of things to plan, but taking certain essential items can help maximise your time in the sun. It may not be top of your planning list alongside passport and tickets, but a visit your local pharmacy before heading off either home or abroad should feature in your preparations.
Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. However, you can avoid feeling uncomfortable or unwell by making sure you are prepared for summer.
Whether you’re going on holiday or simply spending time outdoors in the sun, high temperatures and close humidity can affect your health if you have a long term condition, such as diabetes.
Migraines affect 8 million people in the UK and the World Health Organisation has rated it among the most disabling lifetime conditions. But it’s still very much a misunderstood condition, which at its worst can leave people incapacitated for 24 hours – with sufferers often reporting they have to lie down in a darkened room for two or three hours.
With the August bank holiday approaching on Monday 29 August, South Lincolnshire CCG is reminding patients to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.
With the countdown to the Olympic Games, you may be inspired to take up a new sport or leisure activity. But South Lincolnshire CCG is warning people to take a few simple steps to avoid a sprain or strain.
Globally, less than 40 per cent of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed. That’s why adequate breastfeeding counselling and support are essential for new mums which is why South Lincolnshire CCG is promoting the message that breast really is best for new-borns.