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BOOST DAY is this Thursday 2nd December and is a day where you’ll see a mass media campaign takeover promoting the uptake of vaccines ahead of the festive season and there are a range of resources to support this on the Campaign Resource Centre (CRC). BOOST DAY will drive mass awareness and momentum around the importance of boosting your immunity this winter.

Messaging encourages those eligible to book their vaccines as soon as possible so we can all enjoy the festivities safely with our loved ones. This includes both flu and COVID-19 boosters, the evergreen offer for anyone still to get their 1st and 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine and second doses for 16-17-year olds. We welcome you all to get involved and use the BOOST DAY materials to make this day as big a success as possible.
 
Other new campaign material that you might have missed includes:

 
Winter Vaccinations
Covid-19 Health Behaviours
Hannukah Social Statics - For those who have not seen the new Festivals and Celebrations assets that went up on the 25th Nov - Hannukah runs until Dec 6 so there is still time to use these social media resources.
You can also find a helpful guide to navigating our Campaign Resource Centre (CRC).

NHS Services

A&E departments are under significant pressure with many people presenting with conditions that could be treated elsewhere. It is possible that people attend A&E because they are unsure about where to go to get the right treatment.

We hope this information will help you choose the right service for your illness or injuries.

Self care

A lot of common illnesses can be treated in your own home by taking medicine and getting plenty of rest.

It is worth keeping in your medicine cabinet paracetamol or aspirin, rehydration mixture, indigestion remedy, plasters and a thermometer.
That way you’ll be ready for any minor illness or injury that you or your family may suffer

Information about treating common conditions is available at NHS Choices

Pharmacist

Your local pharmacist can give you expert advice about over-the-counter medicines that can help with lots of common conditions without the need for an appointment.

GP

If you have an illness or injury that won’t go away, it’s best to visit your GP. You’ll have to make an appointment to get the treatment you need from your GP, but this way you’ll help reduce the demand on emergency services.

Urgent care and walk-in centres

If you have an illness that is urgent but not life threatening, contact your GP, call 111 when your practice is closed or visit an urgent care or walk-in centre.

Urgent care centres treat most injuries and illnesses such as sprains and strains, minor burns, minor head or eye injuries, bites and stings. You will be seen without an appointment.

The Whittington Hospital Urgent Care Centre
Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF
Open daily 8am to 10pm.

Angel Medical Services
34 Ritchie Street, Islington N1 0DG
Tel. 020 7837 1663
Open weekdays from 8am to 8pm, weekends 9am to 6pm

University College Hospital Urgent Care Centre
235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU
Tel. 020 3456 7890

NHS 111

Call 111 when you need urgent medical advice or you don't know where to go to get the right treatment.

Calls to 111 will be assessed, advice given and, if needed, patients will be directed to the most appropriate local health services.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free to call from landlines and mobiles.

Mental Health services

If you're feeling distressed, anxious or need help with your mental health then please get in touch with your GP or contact Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) on 020 3317 6800. Out of hours, call 111.

If you are already known to C&I, follow the information in your crisis plan.

In an emergency, call 999.

Free, confidential information is available at www.icope.nhs.uk

A&E or 999

For life-threatening injuries or illnesses go to A&E or call 999.

If you or someone with you is suffering from chest pain or is choking, has blacked out or is losing blood, don’t hesitate, call 999 or go straight to A&E where you’ll be seen immediately.

The Whittington Hospital
Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF
Tel. 020 7288 5216

University College Hospital
235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU
Tel. 020 3456 7890

 

 

 



 
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