Bromley health and care staff are urging residents to take good care of themselves this winter and seek medical help early when they need it.
New Bromley Well winter health leaflet
A new Bromley winter health leaflet is now available providing some top tips for staying well and where to go when you need help. This will be distributed to Bromley households over November and December and is also available online.
With more people predicted to suffer from flu this year and nationally hospitals already treating an increased number of patients with COVID-19, NHS 111 online offers an alternative way to get immediate medical advice. Data from September showed that the NHS was already experiencing record demand for emergency services, with ambulances responding to 76,000 life-threatening incidents and call handlers taking more than one million 999 calls.
Dr Jon Doyle, Bromley GP said, “Winter is always tough on health and care services, but this year it will be a winter like no other. We have flu and COVID-19 circulating and respiratory infections are always more common in the colder months. Please help us to help you this winter and have any winter vaccinations you are due. Vaccines are our first line of defence against these viruses, so it is vital you have your COVID-19 and flu vaccination (if eligible) to protect you and your family”.
Additional information, and advice from doctors can be found on the SE London Clincal Commissioning Group's website https://selondonccg.nhs.uk/news/help-us-to-help-you-this-winter/