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Date: 20 August 2019
GPs, nurses, paramedics and pharmacists will soon be giving urgent expert advice over the phone through the free NHS 111 helpline, 24 hours a day.
Read about what your local NHS has been working on over the last year.
Local GPs have given you a head start and have named five top resolutions to make a healthier 2018 and a fresh start to the New Year
This Christmas there will be extra urgent, same day GP appointments in Havering.
GPs across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge yesterday agreed to stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens, anti-malarial medicines and certain “non-essential” procedures, as well as restricting who is eligible for cataract surgery and podiatry.
Local people in Havering are being reminding that they can save time and access quicker and more appropriate treatment by visiting their local pharmacist.
There are lots of ways to get urgent medical advice and treatment in Havering if you or a family member become unwell this winter. Remember that the first port of call might not always be A&E.
Parents and carers of young children in Havering are being reminded that many common childhood illnesses can be managed easily at home with over the counter medication and rest.
Our consultation regarding proposals to restrict eligibility for cataract surgery and podiatry; stop funding certain non-essential health procedures; and no longer prescribe some ‘over the counter’ medicines in Havering has now closed.
The landmark devolution deal to improve health and care in London, signed by the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Health as well as health and care leaders across the capital, is a key step forward for greater health and care integration in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.
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