As everyone prepares for Christmas celebrations, it can be easy to forget about looking after our health and that of our vulnerable friends and family. Bromley Council, in collaboration with the Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group, is providing winter health advice from the NHS to local residents.
The advice is designed to help people in the local community stay well throughout the winter season. The council is also encouraging all of those who are eligible for a free flu jab to take up the opportunity. The health information includes details on which services to use if you do get ill in the winter to reduce the pressure on emergency services and A&E departments. In order to support vulnerable Bromley residents, home carers who look after the elderly and those with long-term conditions will also provide information and advice.
The winter health advice is part of Bromley Council’s work to reduce health issues in the community wherever possible by increasing awareness and helping people to prepare better. The Cold Weather Plan comes from Public Health England in conjunction with NHS England, the Department of Health and the LGA. They want everyone to help promote the stay well messages and check up on vulnerable neighbours.
For details on how you can stay well, safe and warm in the winter, you can visit the Bromley Council wintry weather section or the NHS Stay Well website.
Are you aware of which services should be used for various medical conditions? How do you think the council can support local residents during the winter period?
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