Leading local GP issues Covid-19 booster jab reminder

A leading local GP has reminded people who have not yet had their Covid-19 top-up booster jab that vaccination centres are ready and waiting for them in south west London. Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam’s reminder comes after the NHS began the latest phase of its Covid-19 vaccination programme in March, offering people aged 75 and over, older adult care […]

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More than 100 people in Richmond already benefiting from new long COVID service 

More than 100 people with long COVID in Richmond are already benefiting from a new service offering them therapy. Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare’s Long COVID Service has helped 101 people living in Richmond since launching in November last year. Patients had 424 follow-up appointments to the end of May 2022, via a combination of […]

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Get your spring booster today and be protected this Summer: 5 Facts about the Spring Booster 

Coronavirus is still around us, so getting your Covid-19 spring booster jab will protect you and your loved ones this summer. You are eligible for the spring booster If you are aged: 75 and over  12 and over and have a weakened immune system  If you live in a care home for older people If […]

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AGE UK Merton offers older residents an MOT for life

The pile of pain relief tablets heaped up on Pat Richards’ living room table tells its own story. It’s over 40 years since Pat damaged her back lifting a care home resident out of bed. Cortisone injections, physiotherapy and daily painkillers help to mask some of the pain. But this patchwork medical solution can never […]

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Breath of Hope for Long COVID patients

Registered Kingston charity, Voices of Hope, has offered hope and support to people facing challenges in their daily lives through community choirs and well-being projects since 2019. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic saw the charity rise to the occasion and quickly change direction. As it became clear that the virus was leaving many people […]

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Father accompanies his 10 year old to get vaccinated

Luke Mansell took his 10-year-old son Joshua to get his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, he said: “Joshua’s mum and sister are both immunosuppressed and Covid for us has been extraordinary with isolation and at one stage moving completely out of London to keep them safe because of the rates. So, for us it […]

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Nearly one person every minute receiving their spring booster

The equivalent of 56 spring boosters were delivered to south west Londoners every hour during the first two weeks of the latest phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The local NHS delivered 18,920 second boosters to eligible people* after 95-year-old grandad Devraj Jhalam from Slough became one of the first people nationally to receive their […]

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Partnership working delivers on Kingston Health and Wellbeing Day

Partnership working was at the heart of a Health and Wellbeing Day held In Kingston earlier this month, aimed at supporting people experiencing homelessness, refugees and those seeking asylum in South West London. The event, held at Kingston United Reformed Church on 15 March, saw colleagues from health and care organisations, working together to provide […]

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Community champions and NHS staff attend Westminster Abbey thank you event

NHS staff and community champions from south west London attended a special thank you event at Westminster Abbey. They were among GPs, pharmacists and other members of voluntary groups at Westminster Abbey on 23 March. The Abbey, which has been used as a vaccination centre pop up venue, hosted keynote speakers from across London. The […]

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