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Cold weather increases health problems, especially if you already have another condition. Seek advice from your pharmacist.


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Sat 21 Jan 2017  19:45
Diary date - next meeting in public of @IESCCG Governing Body is 24 Jan in Stowmarket. Hope you'll join us.… https://t.co/1inODwtJ7q
Sat 21 Jan 2017  19:40
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Sat 21 Jan 2017  17:05
What's an #NHS Sustainability & Transformation Plan? Is there one 4 #Suffolk? Your Q's answered?… https://t.co/vbIIoz65tm
Sat 21 Jan 2017  13:01
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Sat 21 Jan 2017  11:30
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Sat 21 Jan 2017  10:20
Reading this might give you a headache. #SuffolkNHS spends £1.1m on paracetamol. #Thinkpharmacist https://t.co/S4gjLzuvxS
Sat 21 Jan 2017  7:55
Call NHS 111 for urgent medical help or advice when your GP surgery is closed. Open 24/7. #SuffolkNHS https://t.co/fHa6F0lDYx
Fri 20 Jan 2017  21:01
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Fri 20 Jan 2017  19:31
Great NHS advice on living a healthy vegan diet https://t.co/1E8vJHP3uA https://t.co/lh0Xl8T1Oo
Fri 20 Jan 2017  18:10
Young people in Suffolk get confidential online support 5 - 7 p.m. @4_yp @sourcesuffolk https://t.co/hfnyNRMHiL https://t.co/kZsh3jJXW6
Fri 20 Jan 2017  17:02
RT @HWSuffolk: We helped develop a new guide by @NHSWSCCG & @IESCCG that will support GPs to engage communities on service changes https://…
Fri 20 Jan 2017  16:14
RT @THTorguk: Older people are the fastest growing group of people living with HIV. Retweet and stand with us #UnchartedTerritory. https://…
Fri 20 Jan 2017  16:14
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Fri 20 Jan 2017  16:11
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Fri 20 Jan 2017  16:11
RT @HWSuffolk: #MyHealthOurFuture update. Our work exploring the views of young people & teachers across #Suffolk on mental health: https:/…
Fri 20 Jan 2017  16:10
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Fri 20 Jan 2017  15:40
Cold weather can trigger your asthma. Make sure you’ve got your inhaler with you at all times.#SuffolkNHS https://t.co/f7zJ92e6fe
Fri 20 Jan 2017  15:30
Keep 'em clean. Wash your hands regularly and well to prevent the spread of norovirus, the winter vomiting bug… https://t.co/Kl2m9Z0D65
Fri 20 Jan 2017  14:35
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Continued improvement at Hawthorn Drive GP Practice
A GP practice in east Suffolk has committed to improve the services it provides following concerns raised in an inspection report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  more>
Meetings in public - NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday 24 January from 9.00 a.m.  more>
Latest CCG newsletter for young people published today
The latest YEAH! newsletter designed by and for young people, has been published today. It includes advice for young people about staying well in cold weather, coping with bereavement and advice about careers in the NHS. The newsletter is available on the CCG website and distributed via local secondary schools.  more>
Latest Flood Information from Suffolk Resilience Forum
The Suffolk Resilience Forum is continuing to urge residents and businesses in coastal areas of Suffolk to be prepared as severe flood warnings are issued for the east coast.  more>
National Obesity Awareness Week
This week is National Obesity Awareness Week (9 Jan - 15 Jan). In Suffolk, we have a huge problem with the incidence of obesity being higher than any borough in London. The numbers have trebled in the last 25 years and is reaching epidemic proportions. Dr Chris Rufford is a local GP in Suffolk with a special interest in diet and fitness. Read his latest blog here  more>

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Keep well in the cold weather

Keep well in the cold weather

Top tips from local GPs to stay safe, warm and healthy during the cold snap over the next few days more>
Is your illness really an emergency?

Is your illness really an emergency?

In an emergency it’s vital you are seen quickly by the right specialists. If you’re ill but it’s not urgent, make sure you know where to go for help more>
Meeting of the Governing Body

Meeting of the Governing Body

The governing body of the CCG meet in public on 24 January 2017 in Stowmarket. Why not come along? Take a look here at what will be discussed. more>
Local Health and Care Plans

Local Health and Care Plans

Read the plans for how health and care organisations can work together differently across east and west Suffolk and north east Essex  more>
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