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Date: 09 August 2020
People in Havering are being reminded that NHS 111 is much more than a helpline – if you're worried about an urgent medical issue, you can call for free to speak to a fully trained adviser.
GPs are urging women to attend regular cervical cancer screening to reduce their risk of developing the potentially-fatal disease.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 video provides a comprehensive explanation as to what patients can expect when visiting the oncology department.
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