HEALTH Secretary Sajid Javid has said face masks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England from Tuesday in response to the new Omicron variant.
LEATHERLAND Lodge are honoured to receive the Mayor’s Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor of Thurrock, Councillor Sue Shinnick. The award was presented to Kerry Cooper, Home Manager.
AMATEUR boxing is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment and earlier onset of dementia, according to a study carried out by Cardiff University.
A RECORD number of people spent more than half a day in Essex A&Es waiting for a ward bed to free up last month.
MORE pre-bookable and walk-in Covid vaccine appointment slots are being made available in Essex this coming weekend. This follows the latest announcement that 40 – 49 year olds can now receive a Covid booster jab, six months after their second dose. 16 and 17 year olds can also now receive a second dose 12 weeks after their first dose.
DESPITE recent upbeat news about the maternity unit at Basildon Hospital, the trust that runs it and hospitals in Southend and Chelmsford says the region continues to suffer from a shortage of midwives reports the LDRS.
Freddie’s remarkable fight for life is recalled as mum and dad say thanks and call for support for children’s charity
.TO mark World Prematurity Day tomorrow a Thurrock family has shared the story of a toddler’s fight for life after he was born 15 weeks prematurely.
EXPERIENCED health and care leader Anthony McKeever has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer designate for the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board. The Health Bill currently going through Parliament will see the creation of a statutory Integrated Care Board (ICB) for mid and south Essex, along with 41 other similar organisations across England, […]
rates among women aged 45 to 54 — the most common age to be experiencing menopause and perimenopause — have risen 6% in the last 20 years, defying a trend for falling rates among older women, reveals research by Menopause Experts Group.
A CONSULTATION on a wide range of public health issues has been slammed as “horrendously bad” by a Thurrock councillor.
FUTURE cancer patients in Essex could get their diagnosis more quickly thanks to a new test which could help detect more than 50 types of cancer being trialled at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
FRONTLINE NHS staff in England will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid, the health secretary has announced reports the BBC.
THURROCK is in the bottom third of areas in the country for Covid-19 cases, the borough’s director of public health has revealed.
E living in England will be able to book their coronavirus booster jabs a month in advance under government plans to speed up their rollout.
INFECTION among school-age children has helped to drive Covid rates in England to the highest level recorded, researchers have said today reports TES.Com The overall rates of Covid-19 in England are higher than they have ever been, according to a study that has been collecting data since May 2020. The full story is below. https://www.tes.com/news/covid-infection-among-pupils-leads-record-high-rate
THE first pill designed to treat symptomatic Covid has been approved by the UK medicines regulator.
THURROCK NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), with 2,373 patients per GP – is the third most stretched health area in the country.
A RESEARCH nurse who once had a patient refuse treatment because of the colour of her skin, has been awarded a national nursing award during Black History Month.
NEW rules allowing travellers returning to England to take lateral flow tests instead of more expensive PCR tests have come into force.
WALK-in vaccine clinics for schoolchildren will be unveiled within weeks in an effort to speed up the jabs rollout.
THIS National Adoption Week (18th October–23rd October), the charity is calling on the Government to make a ten-year commitment to the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), which provides adoptive families in England with therapeutic support. A third of parents told Adoption UK support accessed through the ASF had helped them avoid a family breakdown.
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.