In a bid to help reduce the pressure on health services this winter, especially Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments, NHS Arden & GEM is supporting the national Stay Well campaign.
Arden & GEM has been working with CCGs across the region, local partners and stakeholders to encourage people to choose the right services and Stay Well This Winter. We have been providing residents with health information and support through a number of different methods and channels including engagement events at local leisure and shopping centres, social media activity, website articles and promotional marketing materials.
With the healthcare services under more pressure during the winter months, it’s vital that people know where and how to access services over the holiday period. As part of the Stay Well this Winter campaign, NHS Arden & GEM Engagement, Communications and Marketing team has created their very own animation which offers advice, tips and messages about staying well this winter.
The animation provides a fun way of accessing information about how to stay well in the cold weather such as keeping in control of any long term conditions, remembering repeat prescriptions and getting the flu jab. The animation offers information about the range of health services such as NHS 111, local pharmacy and how to eat healthily.
Elise Barker, Associate Director for Arden & GEM, said: “The animation is a fun way of reminding people how to stay well over winter and how to be prepared for the Christmas holidays. We would love it if you could help us to get the messages out as much as possible by sharing with family, friends and colleagues.”
If you do fall ill over Christmas, remember there are lots of NHS services available to you. You can call NHS 111, visit a local pharmacy for advice and medication, and when your GP is closed you can call the GP Out of Hours Services or for urgent treatment visit your local minor injury unit or Urgent Care Centre.
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