Diabetes Awareness Month: Time to book education course

Diabetes Awareness Month: Time to book education course

DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH – A GREAT TIME TO BOOK ON A DIABETES EDUCATION COURSE IN Thurrock approximately 7,600 people are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This form of diabetes can be managed with diet and knowing what can improve your blood sugars and how to manage medication. As diabetes awareness month ends this week (30 […]

National HIV Testing week in Thurrock

National HIV Testing week in Thurrock

NATIONAL HIV Testing Week kicked off on 17 November in Thurrock with a focus on people being able to access free and confidential rapid HIV testing. Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, will be holding an awareness and information stand at Thurrock Health Centre and will also be providing free […]

Inactive Thurrock? Just one organisation short-listed in Active Essex awards

Inactive Thurrock? Just one organisation short-listed in Active Essex awards

ACTIVE Essex has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Active Essex Sports Awards, which will celebrate sporting achievements from grass roots to professional level but only one sports organisation is represented, Thameside Primary school. Basildon, Braintree, Harlow, Brentwood, Colchester and Southend all have sports awards but not Thurrock. There are many many great sports organisations […]

National Anti-Bullying Week focusses on young people

National Anti-Bullying Week focusses on young people

THIS week (12 – 16 November) is anti-bullying week across the UK, and the NSPCC is sending out information from our Childline database about the issue of bullying among young people. Katy Cole, NSPCC Schools Service Coordinator in the East of England, said: “Every year thousands of young people receive counselling from us having suffered […]

South Ockendon health centre’s new heating system improves efficiency without disrupting service to patients

South Ockendon health centre’s new heating system improves efficiency without disrupting service to patients

Health centre’s new heating system improves efficiency without disrupting service to patients GROUND-breaking work on the heating system of a multi-use NHS health centre – originally fed by boilers dating back to the 1930s – has led to improved efficiency without disrupting the service to patients. The overhaul at South Ockendon Health Centre in Thurrock, […]

Basildon Hospital: Gifts for patients with dementia

Basildon Hospital: Gifts for patients with dementia

ADDITIONAL therapy is now available for Basildon University Hospital patients living with dementia, thanks to a generous donation of £7,000 from the League of Friends. The software system enables patients to listen to music, look at photos and play interactive games. Known as RITA, which stands for Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities, the tool can be […]

Young people are turning their backs on alcohol

Young people are turning their backs on alcohol

YOUNG people are turning their backs on alcohol, a new study has suggested. Researchers looked at official health data from the last decade and found almost a third of 16 to 24-year-olds in 2015 said they didn’t drink, compared with around one in five in 2005. Non-drinking was found across a broad range of groups, […]

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