A PRACTICE nurse in Benfleet is calling for more individuals living with type 2 diabetes to seek support to better manage their weight, following a successful reduction in symptoms among existing patients.
BREAST screening is an essential tool in the fight against breast cancer, and now – during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a mobile breast screening unit is calling Lakeside Shopping Centre its home for the next year and a half.
THURROCK Health and Wellbeing Board is seeking views on a strategy which aims to level out health inequalities in the borough and help residents to have happier, healthier and longer lives.
NEW machines that help stop hair loss are making a life-changing difference for chemotherapy patients. Five Paxman scalp cooling cap machines have been bought for Southend Hospital, after several generous charity legacy donations hit the £60,000 fundraising target. The treatment works by reducing the temperature of a patient’s scalp by just a few degrees immediately […]
STUDENTS and staff at South Essex College wore yellow to raise awareness and support of Young Minds Hello Yellow campaign.
THE East of England Ambulance service has admitted it is heading into winter in a “challenged position”.
MENTAL health problems are common, with one in four Brits experiencing them during their lives. However, there is often a stigma around mental health, which can make people feel uncomfortable talking about it or seeking help. Ahead of World Mental Health Day (10th October), Dr Rhianna McClymont, lead GP at online service, Livi, has offered […]
OVER six hundred of the St. Luke’s Hospice team were invited to come together and take part in a Thank You & Reflection event on Thursday 30th September.
THURROCK Council is calling on the borough’s smokers to quit for Stoptober and join the 2.3 million others who have made a quit attempt since it launched in 2012.
COUPLE therapy charity Tavistock Relationships is holding a free Alternative Parents Evening online on Monday 11 October, 7.15pm to 8.30pm, for parents who are feeling under pressure and need relationship support.
THURROCK African Group want to know if you have any questions
DEMENTIA UK’s fundraising event Raise Your Game is back again for more rolls of the dice, whilst aiming for a record number of fundraisers for more life-changing support from dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.
THURROCK’S newly appointed director of public health has revealed Covid-19 cases have fallen overall in Thurrock but there are rising numbers of cases in the over-60s and in schools.
“SIGNIFICANT” staff shortages in maternity units and a catalogue of breaches, including a faulty lift, have been slammed by the health watchdog reports the Local Democracy Reporter. The Care Quality Commission inspected Basildon, Southend, and Broomfield Hospitals in July and August with a series of major concerns raised. A full report is yet to be […]
THURROCK health care teams brought in the army during the height of Covid-19, a clinical commissioning boss has revealed reports Local Democracy Reporter. Explaining the impact the pandemic had on the borough at the Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group AGM today (Wednesday), Mark Tebbs, alliance director with the group also revealed the borough has been left […]
FASTER healing and better outcomes for patients with leg wounds is the ambition of an innovative new programme being rolled out across Mid and south Essex (MSE).
THURROCK BME working on behalf of Thurrock CVS and the Mid & South Essex Health and Care Partnership has secured funding to increase the vaccine take up amongst minority ethnic groups.
THE Alzheimer’s Society’s Thurrock Team will be providing information, advice and support for anyone affected by dementia in Thurrock.
Partner of Stanford-le-Hope woman who helped save more than four lives encourages others to talk about organ donation
AN organ donor has been called a hero after saving more four lives, including newborn babies.
THE NHS is preparing to offer Covid booster jabs in England from next week, the health secretary has said.
THE four chief medical officers for the UK have recommended that all children aged 12 to 15 years old should be offered one dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine reports BBC.
THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to praise his decision to raise taxes to pay for health care.
A NURSE who stepped away from the profession 20 years ago is back on the wards thanks to a new scheme.