RUNWOOD Homes’ Group Hospitality Manager, Chris Williams, has recently launched the Care Chef Competition, open to all chefs, cooks and kitchen assistants within the organisation.
THURROCK residents can access limited number of free places on new weight loss program that aims to change lifestyles to keep the weight off. A limited number of free places remain available to Thurrock residents on a brand-new weight loss program that gives users access to personalised coaching through specially trained health mentors, who are […]
WE have really exciting opportunities to work in homecare within Thurrock.
MORE than one in 10 school entry-age children in England are at risk of measles because they have not had their vaccine jabs, data reveals reports the BBC.
BASILDON Hospital is leading the way in helping young people with learning disabilities or autism get on a career path. Eligible students from South Essex College have been taking the next step into sustainable employment through internships at the regional hospital which serves Basildon and Thurrock.The internships offer students real-life work experience where participants learn […]
THE British Dental Association has said new funds allocated to NHS dentistry represent much-needed progress but warned the time-limited package can only be the start when it comes to rebuilding the service and tackling an unprecedented backlog.
THE Prime Minister said that ‘from now’ the Government’s work from home guidance will no longer apply.
THURROCK has higher rates of Covid than its neighbours, but 60 per cent of hospital cases were admitted with other conditions, the borough’s director of public health has revealed.
A MEDICAL director said the NHS was “under extreme pressure” due to Omicron reports the BBC. Dr Sean O’Kelly, regional medical director for the East of England, said “a significant number of staff” were either isolating or had contracted Covid and were unable to work. He said the NHS was “working very hard to deal […]
Dear Editor, YOUR readers will be aware of the well-documented pressures currently being experienced in health services both locally and nationally. Our members, providing frontline nursing care to patients under extremely challenging circumstances, are exhausted. They are aiming, as always, to provide the highest standards of safe and effective care at a time of high demand […]
THE self-isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 is being cut to five full days in England, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said. reports the BBC.
NEXT has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who must self-isolate because of Covid exposure and in some cases for workers who test positive, the BBC has learned.
THE government has joined with disability charity Scope to develop a new Disabled Persons Passenger Charter for bus, coach, taxi, private hire vehicle and rail.
FOLLOWING the intense and in-depth judging process, Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership is delighted to announce that an initiative to maximise the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations across Essex, is a Finalist for ‘Most impactful project addressing healthcare inequalities’
THE UK government is warning that almost all pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid symptoms were unvaccinated in one analysis over several months last year, as it kicks off an advertising campaign encouraging expectant mothers to get boosted reports The Guardian. The campaign is calling on pregnant women not to wait to get either […]
THE era of free NHS prescriptions for all over-60s looks set to end this April.
AN INSPIRATIONAL schoolboy from Grays has been honoured as part of a special awards show celebrating the courage of children diagnosed with cancer.
VICTIMS of domestic abuse are to be given more time to report assaults under amendments being added to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, the Government has announced.
EVEN more appointments available this weekend to help boost your immunity in 2022 – at Thurrock Health Centre, Grays. Even more walk-in Covid vaccine appointment slots are being made available in Essex this weekend, meaning more people can protect themselves and those around them. Thurrock Health Centre 55 – 57 High Street Grays RM17 6NB […]
MINISTERS have been tasked with developing “robust contingency plans” for workplace absences, as the government warned rising cases could see up to a quarter of staff off work. reports the BBC.
FACE masks are to be worn in secondary classrooms in England’s schools to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant, the government has announced.
LOCAL chemists are stepping up their pleas to carry out more coronavirus jabs and ease pressure on the NHS.
SCREENING for prostate cancer could be possible in the next five years, according to one of the UK’s leading experts reports the BBC.
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