Stay Well in Winter

Flu Vaccination

If you are:

  • Over 65 years old
  • Have a long term condition such as diabetes, heart disease or COPD
  • Currently pregnant
  • Are a carer
  • A child aged 2 or 3 years old (children are vaccinated with a nasal spray)

You are entitled to a free flu vaccination to protect you from the flu viruses around this winter. Please contact reception to book an appointment.

Swindon CCG, Great Western Hospital and Healthwatch Swindon have launched the StayWellSwindon campaign.

Please follow the link to find out more

Many people who visit A&E could use an alternative local service instead. With increased pressure on A&E over the winter months it is worth knowing what the other options are to avoid long stressful and at times unnecessary waits.

People are being encouraged to seek help as soon as they start to feel unwell, to prevent conditions from becoming more serious. A local pharmacist or NHS 111 can help decide whether someone needs to see a health professional.

Please also see www.nhs.uk/staywell for useful information and resources to Stay Well This Winter.