Healthwatch City of London Bulletin 19

This week's bulletin from Healthwatch City of London gives information on Carers Rights Day events, Cancer services for residents and flu vaccination information sessions.
Flu vaccination

Latest Covid-19 statistics for the City of London

The joint City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team produce regular statistics on Covid-19 levels in the City. The site below breaks down the cases in the City, and in Hackney, and by Ward, this enables residents to see the wider picture of infection rates. The site is updated regularly.

Free Flu vaccinations for over 50s from 1 December

The Government has announced that people aged 50 to 64 will get free flu vaccine from 1 December as part of expanded flu vaccination programme this winter. You can get vaccinated at your GP surgery or a local pharmacy offering the service.

The groups now eligible are:

  • adults aged 65 or over
  • pregnant women
  • those with certain pre-existing conditions
  • NHS and social care workers
  • all children up to year 7
  • household contacts of those who are clinically extremely vulnerable
  • adults aged 50 to 64 (from 1 December)

Healthwatch City of London Board Meeting in Public

Our next Board Meeting in Public will be held on Friday 11th December between 16:00 – 18:00 via Zoom.

Please email to express your interest in attending and for joining details.

Carers Rights Day 26th November 2020 events

Over the next few days there are several events, both nationally and locally, being run for Carers. A list has been compiled by Shirley Islam, a carer who lives in the City. You can access the schedule here Carers Rights day events | Healthwatch Cityoflondon

Cancer screening and access to treatment

The North East London Commissioning Alliance has developed two short videos to encourage local residents to take up NHS services for cancer screening and treatment Cancer services across north east London are running and are safe. It is essential for people to attend cancer appointments and measures are in place to keep you safe. These videos help explain how they are keeping you safe and why it is important to come in for treatment.

Keeping cancer patients safe:

Cancer won't wait for Covid:

Flu information sessions for London residents

Do you or someone you know have questions about the flu or the flu vaccinations this year? City and Hackney CCG has organised a selection of livestreamed sessions aimed at residents across North East London.  Each session will include lots of useful information, and a clinician will be at hand to answer any questions you may have.  Click on the links below for full details and feel free to share widely amongst your networks.

Pregnant women

Thursday 26 Nov, 1 – 2pm

Monday 30 Nov, 6 – 7pm

Parents with young children

Thursday 26 Nov, 6 – 7pm

Monday 30 Nov, 1 – 2pm

Living with long-term health conditions

Friday 27 Nov, 1 – 2pm

Tuesday 1 Dec, 6 – 7pm

Carols for the City

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell invites you to Carols for the City. Carols for the City, being held on Tuesday 8th December at 8.30pm has been created to provide an opportunity to come together to help some of those who need it most.

This year’s Carol Service, organised by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) and the City of London vocal group, VOCES8, features a very distinguished list of participants. To find out more about the readings, lessons, festive carols and how to join, click here.

Keep up to date with the latest advice

HWCoL are constantly updating our advice and information pages. Please make sure you visit them regularly.

Get in touch with Healthwatch City of London

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