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Know your Numbers Week

A blood pressure awareness campaign running from 12th to 18th September 2017.

Clacton cancer survivor helps launch ‘Know the Signs’ campaign

A cancer survivor from Clacton is appealing to her local community to be aware of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, following her diagnosis 8 years ago.

Be prepared for Christmas and order your repeat prescription now

As Christmas approaches, there are lots of things to think about and medication needs can often get forgotten.

Lung cancer is curable – if you catch it early enough

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to make everyone aware of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and help improve the rates of early diagnosis.

What to do when your child is ill

Parents, grandpapers and carers in Mid Essex are invited to free NHS events aimed at providing information and advice about common childhood illnesses.

Essex County Council welcomes extra money for GP services

Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health has welcomed NHS England’s newly announced transformation plan.

More than 500,000 children in the East of England to be offered vaccination against flu

Public Health England and NHS England have launched a campaign to help children and the vulnerable stay well over the winter months. 

Marvels of Mid Awards

Do you know an individual or a group that has gone above and beyond in helping local people Live Well? Have they had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of residents across mid Essex? If so, nominate them now for the Marvels of Mid Awards organised by Mid Essex CCG. 

Essex residents set to benefit from improved sensory services

Six voluntary sector organisations have been awarded grants totalling £165,000 to assist residents with sensory needs across Essex

Why joining that round could give you a hangover

Sometimes it’s difficult to say no to another after-work-drink in the sun, and even easier to lose track of how many you’ve had.

How to cope in hot weather

Although many of us enjoy the sunshine and look forward to a good summer, very high temperatures and humidity can present some people with a greater risk of serious harm to their health.

Mid Essex Exercise Referral Scheme

The Mid Essex Exercise Referral Scheme is a partnership between Braintree District Council, health professionals,Provide, NHS Health and Fusion Lifestyle.

The discounted 12 week program is designed to guide and support individuals who want to increase activity levels. Participants will take part in a 12 week personalised exercise program, overseen by qualified Exercise Referral exercise specialists. The aim is to prevent and manage long term illness or injury and improve health.

£250 million investment to tackle inactivity

Active Essex has welcomed plans for a £250 million investment to address inactivity as outlined in Sport England’s Towards an Active Nation strategy.

The strategy supports recent discussions held at an Active Essex political member’s event where Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP, spoke of the need for collaborative working across all levels of local Government in order to address inactivity in Greater Essex.

Community Agents

Community agents is a countywide network of volunteers that support older people and informal carers to develop independent living solutions within their local communities.