What to do when you feel unwell

If you’re not feeling well, choosing the right place to go for help can save you a lot of time and effort. There are plenty of Bromley health services that offer advice, support, and treatment if and when you need it. They’re very simple to use and often available without an appointment.

Use our quick guide to help you decide what to do when you don’t feel well. What to do when unwell  An Easy Read version is also available.

For help and advice on keeping your children well, please read our ‘Keep your child well this winter‘ leaflet.

Bromley parents are urged to protect their children with the MMR vaccine

Parents and carers are urged to ensure their children are up to date with their free measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and all other routine childhood immunisations. These vaccinations are crucial in protecting children against preventable diseases. If you haven’t had the vaccines, you are more likely to catch these diseases.

Dr Nada Lemic, Director of Public Health for the London Borough of Bromley said, “MMR vaccines protect our children against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and help to stop outbreaks in the community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we know that some children have missed their vaccine appointments, but it is never too late to catch up and get protected.”

“We need at least 95% of our children to be vaccinated to reduce the risk of outbreaks”.

The MMR vaccine is safe, quick, and free as part of the NHS routine immunisation schedule. In the UK, millions of MMR doses have been given since it was introduced in 1988.

Before vaccines can be used, they are thoroughly tested for safety and approved by the UK’s independent regulator.

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Flu vaccinations 

More information about who is eligible and how to book a flu vaccination is available here.  Please watch our short videos to find out more.

Children have their flu vaccine through a nasal spray. Having the flu vaccine can also protect them from other infections like group A strep. Read more

Please do not use urgent care services for minor ailments

Urgent and emergency services are for life threatening and serious injuries. If you attend an urgent treatment centre with a minor or ongoing condition that can be dealt with by your GP, pharmacist or other community service, you may be redirected back to those services for your care. This is so urgent and emergency staff can focus on treating those with more serious conditions. Read our news story.

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Your guide to keeping well this winter

In November 2022, the One Bromley Keep Well This Winter guide was published. It provides tops tips for staying well and where to go when you need help.  It is available online and in other languages on request.

The guide also signposts residents to where they get more information if they are worried about the rising cost of living.

Advice and information is available from Bromley Well at www.bromleywell.org.uk/our-services/cost-of-living or from their freephone helpline on 0808 278 7898. Advice and support is also available on the Bromley Council website at www.Bromley.gov.uk/supportingresidents