5th May 2016
Half of care homes in South East told to improve standards
About half the care homes in the South East have been told to improve, with inspectors finding homes "smelling of urine".
25th Apr 2016
Be Clear on Cancer Campaign
Public Health England has launched a nationwide ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign with the aim of raising awareness of a key symptom for both bladder and kidney cancers – blood in pee.
20th Apr 2016
Junior Doctor's Industrial Strike Action - Tuesday 26 April and Wednesday 27 April
To assist in minimising the impact of the action by Junior Doctors on Tuesday 26th April and Wednesday 27th April 2016
18th Apr 2016
How to increase your State Pension with Carer's Credit
If you're looking after someone for over 20 hours a week you could increase your state pension amount by applying for carer's credit
15th Apr 2016
Nadra Ahmed at the Public Accounts Committee
Wednesday 13 April 2016 Meeting started at 2.31pm, ended 5.05pm
15th February 2018
National stroke campaign launches as new figures show larger proportion of strokes in middle age adults
Public Health England (PHE) has relaunched the Act F.A.S.T. stroke campaign as new figures reveal that while the majority of strokes happen to those over 70, a larger proportion of strokes are occurring in middle age adults (40 – 69 years)
The campaign reminds people of all ages, including friends, family and carers of people at risk, to be aware of the signs of stroke and reinforces the importance of acting F.A.S.T. and calling 999 if you notice any single one of the signs in yourself or others:
- Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
- Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
- Speech – is their speech slurred?
- Time to call 999
People who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired and are unable to call 999, can text the emergency services on 999 but need to register their phone in advance. To find out more go to emergencysms.org.uk
These messages are also particularly important for people with certain medical conditions who are more at risk of having a stroke. This includes people with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat).
For more information including leaflets in alterative formats search ‘Act FAST’
Act F.A.S.T. Make the Call. Dial 999.