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Free NHS children’s vaccinations webinars this October – your questions answered

Free NHS children’s vaccinations webinars this October – your questions answered Parents and carers of children aged one to nine can hear all about common childhood diseases, the importance of polio, MMR and flu vaccines, and put their vaccinations questions to children’s health experts at two free online events this October. The panel, including London […]

07 Oct 2022
Over 65s can now book autumn COVID booster

People aged 65 and over will be able to book their autumn COVID booster through the national booking system from today, meaning five million more people can now top up their protection ahead of winter.

12 Sep 2022
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died

We were incredibly saddened to hear the news that Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. People across the country and world are in mourning for the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

09 Sep 2022
Bromley children get their polio protection

Bromley services quickly responded to the London call to action to offer all children aged 1-9 a polio vaccine / booster, after traces of poliovirus were discovered in north London sewage systems.

01 Sep 2022
Late August bank holiday weekend in south east London: Accessing local NHS services

The NHS in south east London is ready to provide help and care to anyone who may need it over the late August bank holiday weekend.

23 Aug 2022
Eltham Community Hospital invites public engagement on proposed changes

South East London Integrated Care System (ICS), Healthier Greenwich Partnership, has today begun public engagement with patients, carers, residents and wider stakeholders on proposed changes to Eltham Community Hospital.

18 Aug 2022
An update on extra polio vaccine dose for children in London

Children aged 1 to 9 years old in London are being offered a dose of polio vaccine. For some children this may be an extra dose on top of their routine vaccinations. In other children it may bring them up to date with their routine vaccinations. This is totally free of charge for all children.

11 Aug 2022
South Asian Heritage Month: Dr Sid Deshmukh shares his story

From Mumbai to Sidcup: to mark South Asian Heritage Month, Dr Sid Deshmukh shares the story behind how he become a GP Lead in Bexley, why he’s proud of his heritage, and his hopes for integrated care in south east London.

11 Aug 2022
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