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.
By now, many of us made New Year resolutions (some broken already) to make changes to our lifestyle. The health benefits of making positive lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake, eating healthily and taking more exercise are well documented, reducing your risk of major illness such as heart disease, stroke and cancer and can improve your confidence, contributing to positive mental health wellbeing.
With illnesses on the rise as winter continues people who have not yet had their vaccination are being urged to protect themselves and those around them.
It's important to look after yourself, especially over the winter months. The cold weather can be bad for your health, particularly in children, the elderly and for people with long-term health conditions such as diabetes or heart diseases. There are lots of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter.
LOCAL people are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms, helping health services to help them to stay well and treat those most in need as health services go through an extremely busy time.
The weather is getting colder as we head into winter and near the festive season. Inevitably this means that our local health services will begin to experience extreme pressure. I hear from patients all the time that what they need is an appointment with their family doctor (GP) when they want it, as the workload of our family doctors increases there are other options. As a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor in Rotherham for over 30 years, I often ask the question – Do you really need to see a doctor, or could you see your practice nurse?
Dementia patients in Rotherham have received a £157 boost, thanks to staff from a local home care company.
New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital.
Rotherham is to host a Health and Wellbeing event for people living with and beyond cancer in the town.
HEALTH services in Rotherham are in excellent hands after the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was rated as ‘outstanding’ by NHS England.
People from across Rotherham can show their appreciation and support for the men and women of the Armed Forces – both serving and veterans – at an action-packed community event this month.
GP practices across Rotherham will be open as usual on Monday. However many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack, which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world.