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Monkeypox public health message

31 May 2022

Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease, but there are a number of confirmed cases in the UK which continues to rise. Click here for more information on symptoms or what to do if you think you have been in contact with someone with monkeypox.

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Think 111 this Bank Holiday

30 May 2022

The NHS is expecting an extremely busy weekend across the St Helens area over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and is encouraging anyone who needs to check symptoms or get health advice to use the NHS 111 online service first www.111.nhs.uk.

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International Womens Day

08 Mar 2022

Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day. We will be sharing the stories of female role models here at the NHS in St Helens, using the #ThisLittleGirlIsMe theme to offer inspiration and advice to young women in St Helens. Read more about #IWD2022 at www.internationalwomensday.com

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NEW St Helens COPD Support Group

27 Jan 2022

Joining the our COPD support group could help you manage your lung condition by sharing information and advice, helping you live well, and maybe even reducing the chances of an emergency hospital admission.

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Covid vaccination update

06 Sep 2021

The JCVI have announced that people over the age of 12 with severely weakened immune systems should have a third vaccine dose to top up protection against Covid-19. However, currently, mass vaccination of all 12-15 year olds is not recommended.

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Healthy Child Programme in St Helens - change of provider

31 Aug 2021

From Wednesday 1 September 2021, the Healthy Child Programme in St Helens, which includes Health Visiting, School Nursing and an Enhanced Service replacing the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP), will be provided by Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. These services are part of a new 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service.

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Update on vaccination in St Helens

02 Aug 2021

Vaccination uptake in St Helens continues to be good- and among the highest of all boroughs in Cheshire and Merseyside with the most recent figures showing that uptake among over 50s in the borough is extremely high and over 87% have had both doses, this rises to 97% for over 80s and  99% for those aged 75-79.

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TALKFEST - July 2021

15 Jul 2021

Our TALKFEST engagement sessions are back week commencing 26 July 2021. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, our TALKFEST events will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams and we have also set up a freephone telephone number so that anyone who isn’t able to use Microsoft Teams is able to dial in and listen.

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St Helens Mental Health Summit

23 Jun 2021

The mental wellbeing of many people will have been impacted directly by Covid-19, whether through the virus itself, the impact on jobs or the economy, self-isolation or the tragedy of losing a loved one.

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Support for Self-Isolation

20 Apr 2021

You have a legal duty to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid-19 or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate. Find out more about financial and practical support here.

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Covid-19 vaccine update

16 Apr 2021

Please attend when called for your second vaccine and read further information on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and advice from the government's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

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Over 50s reminded to book their vaccine appointment

25 Mar 2021

The vaccination programme continues to make strong progress. Thanks to the thousands of people involved, in under four months the health service in England has given the vital first vaccine dose to more than half of all adults - some 24 million people - opened more than 1,600 vaccination services, and visited over 10,000 care homes.

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National Day of Reflection

23 Mar 2021

The CCG, along with St Helens Borough Council, St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust and other organisations are joining the National Day of Reflection today to mark the anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown.

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NHS hits 15 million Covid-19 Vaccinations

15 Feb 2021

The vaccination programme – the biggest in NHS history – is off to a strong start. In just two months, the health service has vaccinated more than 15 million people, opened more than 1,500 vaccination services, visited over 10,000 care homes and issued over six million invitations from the National Booking Service.

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Covid-19 vaccination appointments update

13 Jan 2021

St Helens GPs will be contacting the remaining patients in the over 80s group who haven't yet been vaccinated over the course of the next week - but what should you do if you have received a letter from the NHS nationally inviting you to book a vaccination further afield? Read more here.

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New lockdown rules for England

05 Jan 2021

England is in lockdown to try to prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed by a surge in coronavirus cases. Primary and secondary schools are closed to almost all pupils, and people are instructed to stay at home.

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Self-isolation brings people together

17 Nov 2020

As we all adapt to life with the new national restrictions in place until 2nd December, St Helens Public Health team remind people when they need to self-isolate from coronavirus (COVID-19) and that support is available for those in urgent need.

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St Helens Covid-19 Update

01 Oct 2020

St Helens is one of a number of areas to face tougher Covid-19 restrictions following a recent increase in infections - as a mobile testing unit is deployed again in the town centre this weekend.

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Cancer quality of life survey

30 Sep 2020

If you have been diagnosed with breast, prostate or colorectal cancer in the past 18 months please help the NHS and Public Health England improve quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer in the future by taking part in this survey

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TALKFEST is back!

24 Sep 2020

We're pleased to announce that our TALKFEST engagement sessions are back beginning w/c 5th October 2020 - and this time they're taking place virtually.

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New Covid-19 tracing app launches

24 Sep 2020

People are being urged to download the government's official contact-tracing app following its official release. NHS Covid-19 instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus.

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St Helens Coronavirus Update

10 Sep 2020

Residents living in the most affected areas in St Helens will see increased communication and be encouraged to avoid mixing with different groups of people in a short space of time following a steep rise in confirmed coronavirus cases.

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Advice and guidance on face coverings

29 Jul 2020

Wearing a face covering is now mandatory in shops, supermarkets, banks, post offices, enclosed transport hubs and when buying food and drink to take away in England. Read our guidance and advice on what to do if you are on the exemption list.

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Coronavirus mobile testing facility visiting Rainhill

24 Jun 2020

Anyone over the age of five who is showing symptoms of coronavirus - continuous cough, high temperature, and a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste - can now apply online to get tested at a mobile testing unit at the former Eccleston Park golf course car park in Rainhill from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 June.

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Advice on face coverings

18 Jun 2020

Face coverings are now compulsory for anyone attending hospital - including GP practices based in hospital buildings - Marshalls Cross at St Helens Hospital and Newton Community Hospital Practice

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Changes to community services provider in St Helens

29 Nov 2019

From 1st December 2019, St Helens residents will benefit from a more local approach to health and care services delivered in the community with the St Helens Urgent Treatment Centre, Community IV Therapy Services and the Looked After Children service being delivered by a new provider.

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Are you weather ready?

20 Nov 2019

The CCG is supporting the Met Office's 'WeatherReady' campaign to ensure members of the public can prepare for and cope with severe weather, and keep themselves and their property safe.

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NHS Flu Campaign Launches

04 Oct 2019

More than 25 million people - nearly half the UK population - will be offered a flu vaccine in the biggest winter flu vaccination campaign the NHS has seen. And for the first time, all primary school children will be offered the nasal spray vaccine.

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Be Clear on the Signs of Blood Cancer

13 Sep 2019

St Helens GP and Clinical Lead for Cancer, Dr Paul Rose, is calling on residents to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of blood cancer to help improve rates of early diagnosis during Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September.

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