NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and Rotherham Council are working in partnership to fund local voluntary and community sector initiatives aimed at men. We want to support activities for men planned by local men themselves. The activities need to focus on ways of improving men’s mental health and reducing social isolation.
Our schools are now back in full swing, it’s getting colder and dark nights are kicking in as we head into the cough, cold and flu season. Now is the right time for you to start filling up your medicines cabinet and buying the medicines that will help ease the symptoms of coughs, sore throat, nasal congestion / runny nose and fevers (high temperature).
Coughs and the common cold that start to become a nuisance at this time of year are caused by a viral infection in the upper airways, sinuses, throat, and nose. Although unpleasant, it is generally not a cause for concern. In the vast majority of cases, despite feeling unwell a cough or cold is a self-limiting condition. This means it gets better on its own without requiring any treatment.
We’ve had a fabulous Summer, there is no denying that, however as it starts to get colder and we edge closer to winter, it’s time to remember to get your flu jab. Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus. A bout of flu is more serious and can be much worse than a heavy cold. Symptoms of flu include fever, chills, extreme tiredness, headaches, aches and pains in the joints and muscles.
The Mechanics Institute in Wentworth will be hosting an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening clinic for men aged 65 and above on Friday 31 August.
We’re nearly two weeks into the New Year, but we’re seeing the same old viruses doing the rounds, at a time when our local health services are at their busiest and most vulnerable. In Rotherham, we are seeing an increase in Norovirus – diarrhoea and vomiting bug which spreads easily through our communities at this time of year.