Happy Christmas from the NHS
It's the season of giving and many people pass on the flu virus. Not sure if you've got flu? Click the play button to listen to our Christmas carol, which lists symptoms for you! On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Twelve germs a-swarming, Eleven chills and shivering, Ten aching muscles, Nine high temperatures, Eight bouts of vomiting, Seven sudden fevers, Six sneezes braying, Five hacking coughs! Four throbbing heads, Three sore throats, Two running noses, and a nasty dose of horrid winter flu. WASH YOUR HANDS! audioboo.fm Sing-a-long with our #NHS flu #carol for #festive fun with an educational twist, sung by staff from NHS #Kent and #Medway. The lyrics are below, so you can join in. On the twelfth day of #Chr...
Flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a virus, which is common in winter and spread by coughs and sneezes. Read the NHS flu guide to find out about symptoms, cause, treatment, complications and prevention... www.nhs.uk Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week.
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Flu can be very serious for some people. One of the best ways to protect yourself from flu is to have the flu vaccination. Free flu vaccinations are available at GP practices for everyone over 65, pregnant women, people with serious long-term health problems and those who are the main carer for an older or disabled person. If you are in an at risk group, make sure you have the vaccination. Read more... www.easternandcoastalkent.nhs.uk
Did you know that if you laid end-to-end the people who went to A&E in Kent last year, they would stretch around the M25 three and a half times? A&E is for emergencies and serious injury or illness, such as heart attacks, strokes, breathing problems and serious accidents. For illnesses and injuries which are not emergencies, please call your GP surgery first. When your GP practice is closed between 6.30pm to 8am weekdays, weekends or bank holidays, call South East Health 03000 24 24 24 (Kent) or MedOCC 01634 891855 (Medway). Minor Injury Units and Walk-in Centres open late, until 8pm or 9pm. Minor Injury Units can treat, for instance, burns, sprains, cuts and foreign bodies in the eye, nose and ear. You can also call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for advice. Keep A&E available for those who really need it. Read more... www.easternandcoastalkent.nhs.uk
Download our handy PDF guide to find out where to go when you need urgent medical help. It gives details of your local pharmarcists, Walk-in Centres and Minor Injury Units. www.easternandcoastalkent.nhs.uk
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