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Date: 26 February 2018
Help your child stay well by visiting a community pharmacy first for any minor health concerns – that’s the advice to parents and carers from GPs in Barking and Dagenham.
This Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February) the local NHS is encouraging people to improve their mental health, by talking to someone about their feelings.
People in Barking and Dagenham are being reminded that NHS 111 is much more than a helpline – if you're worried about an urgent medical issue, you can call for free to speak to a fully trained adviser.
GPs are urging women to attend regular cervical cancer screening to reduce their risk of developing the potentially-fatal disease.
GPs, nurses, paramedics and pharmacists will soon be giving urgent expert advice over the phone through the free NHS 111 helpline, 24 hours a day.
Read about what your local NHS has been working on over the last year
Local GPs have given you a head start and have named five top resolutions to make a healthier 2018 and a fresh start to the New Year.
This Christmas there will be extra urgent, same day GP appointments in Barking and Dagenham.
GPs across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge yesterday agreed to stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens, anti-malarial medicines and certain “non-essential” procedures, as well as restricting who is eligible for cataract surgery and podiatry.
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