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Urgent mental health support 24/7 crisis lines

Every mental health trust in London has put in place a 24/7 crisis line for people of all ages - children, young people and adults. The lines which are free to call can provide advice to those in a crisis. These crisis lines are supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year. The number for Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich is 0800 330 8590

For further information please visit our new wellbeing and mental health page


Digital Accelerator: Helping patients with severe mental illness live better for longer. For further information please visit our new wellbeing and mental health page


Telegraph News

Dr Simona Malone and Dr Kosta Manis have been giving vulnerable household patients their second covid vaccine jab.

 

 


Self referral MSK service for more information or to refer please visit our noticeboard here


Mental health support for more information and how to self refer please visit our noticeboard here


Type 2 diabetes is serious. Find out your risk today. (from home, in only 2 mins!) Take the 2 minute quiz here


Who can have the shingles vaccine?

You're eligible for the shingles vaccine if you're aged 70 or 78 years old.

In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after 2 September 1942) but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday.

When you're eligible, you can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year.

The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group. Find out if you are eligible for a free shingles vaccine here



Smoking during Covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/smokers-at-greater-risk-of-severe-respiratory-disease-from-covid-19

BEXLEY STOP SMOKING SERVICE

“Bexley Stop Smoking Service is available to anyone who wants to stop smoking and who has a Bexley GP. They provide free, friendly and effective practical support as well as offering the full range of evidence-based smoking cessation medications. They also advise on vaping and can direct you to local Vape Shops.

For more information visit www.smokefreebexley.co.uk or call them on 0800 783 2514”


Measles

Think you have measles?

Measles: How to Stay Safe

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/ 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/mmr-vaccine/ 


Download our new weight loss leaflet from our weight loss section


Evening and weekend appointments now available - please see our Appointments section (Extended hours)


New Text Service introduced - please see Patient Care Messaging


 

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