Care worker resources

Flu vaccine

Flu Vaccine

NHS England are once again providing the flu vaccine free of charge for all care staff. The vaccination is also available to those of us aged over 65 and people with certain health conditions. Flu is a serious illness for people in vulnerable circumstances.  Getting the flu vaccine helps to protect those who get the […]

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heatwave care advice

Heatwave care advice

A Heatwave Level 2 Heatwave warning was issued for our area for between 0000 on Saturday 17th July 2021 and 0000 on Tuesday 20 July.  This means that temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable adults, particularly the very young and older people and those with […]

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Know the signs of stroke and what to do

Signs of stroke and what to do

Do you know the signs of stroke and what to do?  Every five minutes someone in the UK has a Stroke.  It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time, changing lives in an instant.  The covid pandemic has seen a significant fall in admissions and 1,413 excess deaths from stroke between 21 March […]

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Cold Weather

Cold weather advice for caring

With temperatures dropping it is important to take heed of cold weather advice for caring.  We need to think about how to look after ourselves and others.  For those of us who venture out, staying safe in cold weather means allowing extra time for any journeys, driving safely and slowly, wearing appropriate warm clothing including […]

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Flood Safety Advice

Flood Safety

The first Flood Safety step we should all take is to find out if in an area at risk from flooding.  For those who are, it is sensible to sign up for flood warnings – you will be phone, email or text when flooding is expected. There are 3 levels of flood warning: Flood alert […]

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Sepsis

Sepsis – be aware

Sepsis or  blood poisoning can happen as a result of an infection or injury.  Our immune systems normally fight infection however sometimes it can attack our body’s own organs and tissues. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection.  It can be treated if caught early. […]

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