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Stay Well

Some useful tips and advice from the NHS.

     

Most importantly


Make sure you get your flu jab, if you're eligible
Keep yourself warm - heat your home to least 18 degrees C (65F) if you can
If you start to feel unwell - even if it's just a cough or cold, then get help from your pharmacist quickly before it gets more serious
Always take your prescribed medicines as directed
Look out for other people who may need a bit of extra help over winter

Flu kills - get the jab


Flu isn't like a bad cold - for the most vulnerable in society it is extremely dangerous and can be lethal.
It's particularly important that these people are protected, and the vaccine is free:
    Small children
    The elderly
    Those with long-term health problems
    Pregnant women
    Carers

Keep warm, keep well


It's important to keep warm - heat your home to least 18 degrees C (65F) if you can.
If you're feeling unwell - act now
If you start to feel unwell it's always better to seek treatment early - before it gets worse.

Heathcare options


A visit to the pharmacist is a good first step but also have a look at the website gwh.nhs.uk and search Healthcare options for more details.

Help keep hospitals virus free


If you have had vomiting or diahorrea in the last three days, then please don't visit the hospital.
Norovirus is highly contagious and is more likely to spread in hospitals.

Getting to your appointment in severe weather


If you have an appointment or operation scheduled and you are able to travel safely, please attend as normal unless we contact you.