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Council and health group offer health advice during colder months

PUBLISHED: 09:06 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:06 07 December 2015

Vulnerable care during winter months

Vulnerable care during winter months

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The advice encourages people to get a flu jab, amongst other things

Bromley Council is working with health colleagues at Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group to offer advice to residents around the borough.

The advice focuses on coping with the winter weather, including asking those eligible to get a flu jab.

Vulnerable residents are also encouraged to take good care of themselves, while people are told to use the right service if they do become ill, with added pressure on A&E departments.

Chairman of Bromley Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board, David Jefferys said: “In the cold weather it is essential to keep warm to stay healthy, especially for the very young, older people and those who have a long term medical condition.

“We want everyone to get involved in promoting these important messages at this time of year to help our resident’s keep warm, well and safe, Neighbours can also play their part in looking out for someone who might be vulnerable.”

Dr Andrew Parson, chair of the NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group said:

“Throughout the year, but especially during the winter, we are working with our partners to support people in Bromley to be as healthy and well as possible.

“Now is the most important time of year to help people get the right advice and information about how to take care of their health.

“We are particularly concerned that we support those vulnerable groups of people who are most at risk of ill health in the winter months.

“If you start to feel unwell, act fast and speak to your pharmacist for quick, expert advice to help you recover quickly.”

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