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Get the jab Get flu safe

Get your FREE flu jab this winter            To prevent the spread of flu, unpaid carers who are in contact with vulnerable people are being encouraged to have a flu jab.  Vulnerable people are people over 65 years, those of any age who have long term medical conditions, pregnant women, babies and young children. When should I have the flu jab? Although it is never too late, the best time to have the jab is between September and early November, before the main flu season. You need to have the vaccine every year. This is because the virus that causes
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Grief Recovery for Lewisham carers and family members

What is grief? Grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in, a familiar pattern of behaviour. Grief is the feeling of reaching our for someone who has always been there, only to find when you need them one more time, they are no longer there. What does Recovery mean? Recovery means feeling better. Recovery is finding new meaning for living, without the fear of being hurt again. Recovery is being able to enjoy fond memories without having them turn painful. Recovery
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National Carer Survey 2016

Councils in England have a statutory requirement to send a postal survey every two years. The survey asks questions about the carers’ quality of life as well as self-reported general health and well-being. Feedback from this survey can be used to inform policy and decision-making at both the local and national level, and to improve care, services and outcomes for local people. Please find attached frequently asked question information about this year’s national survey of adult carers in England. Follow this link to learn more about local analysis from the 2014 survey.   Lewisham Council and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group work
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Young Carers in Schools

Join other schools on Thursday 20th October 2016 at a free Young Carers in Schools event and gain support to increase outcomes and gain a national Award.   As many as 1 in 12 pupils could be young carers, a vulnerable pupil group specifically mentioned in the Ofsted Common Inspection Handbook, 2015. Don’t miss out on this essential free professional development event to increase identification, improve outcomes for young carers, and gain support to achieve a national Award for your school’s good practice.   Young Carers in Schools Young Carers in School is an exciting England-wide initiative that makes it
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Public Meeting: Planned care, Improving elective orthopaedics

  The NHS in south east London is trying to achieve improvements in these services for non-emergency patients who have their care planned in advance. This includes routine procedures such as hip and knee joint replacements and also some specialist procedures. Patients in south east London currently have elective inpatient orthopaedic surgery (planned in advance) at seven hospital sites: Guy’s; King’s; Princess Royal; Orpington; Lewisham; Queen Elizabeth; and includes a small number of procedures at Darent Valley Hospital, in Kent. The Proposal: NHS is considering developing a clinical network that will ensure standards are consistently excellent across south east London and
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Proposed changes to NHS planned orthopaedic surgery

The local NHS is considering changes to non-emergency inpatient orthopaedic surgery in south east London. Full information, including a Q&A, is online at www.ourhealthiersel.nhs.uk/orthopaedics.htm What is orthopaedic care? Orthopaedic care treats injuries or conditions involving the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints etc). You may be referred to an orthopaedic consultant for things like the treatment of bone fractures or a long term condition that’s developed over many years. Patients from south east London currently have elective inpatient orthopaedic surgery (planned in advance) at seven hospital sites, which includes a small number of procedures at Darent Valley Hospital, in Kent: Guy’s Hospital
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Information on local public consultations

Lewisham Council is consulting with local people on its plans to make financial savings from health visiting, school nursing services and sexual health services. Have your say, find out more and respond to the public consultations by following the links below: Services for children and young people This consultation ends on 14 August 2016.  Please click on this link for more information and to respond to the consultation: https://lewisham-consult.objective.co.uk/public/cyp_public_health_savings_consultation   Staying Healthy and Sexual Health services This public consultation closes on 21 August 2016.  Please click on this link for more information and to respond to the consultation:  https://lewisham-consult.objective.co.uk/public/community_services/jc/public_health_consultation
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New Health App for young people in London

NHS Go, a health website and app aimed at 16-26 year olds, was launched last month after young Londoners said they wanted better and easier access to health and wellbeing information. Using NHS Go they can now search for local health services and information on health and wellbeing, including mental health, sex and relationships, healthy eating and puberty. Young people were involved in all stages of development and it is being promoted via social media by some of London’s best known young YouTube vloggers. Visit www.nhsgo.uk to use the mobile site or download the app from the Apple store, Google Play.  
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Britain’s Best Breakfast, Help For Carers

Britain’s Best Breakfast is a fundraising initiative set up by Carers Trust to help the UK’s 7 million unpaid carers. 3 out of 5 of us will provide unpaid care for someone in our lifetime, probably for someone close to us. We want to make life a little bit easier for those dedicating their lives to caring for their loved ones. But… We Need Your Help!! By holding a Britain’s Best Breakfast event, you can help raise awareness and much-needed funds for the UK’s unpaid carers. So whether it’s at home, at school or in the office, we want you
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