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People with learning disabilities urged to get their flu vaccination

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People with learning disabilities in Birmingham are being encouraged to get their flu vaccination if they’ve been contacted by their GP. 
It is estimated there are 1.2 million people1 in England that have a learning disability many of which also have long term conditions such as respiratory problems.  This makes them at risk of complications should they contract flu.

Hop on board the health bus to stay well this winter!

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The ‘stay well this winter’ bus will roll into Birmingham this week!  Street health advisors will be on board to provide tips to passing shoppers on how to look after themselves when the temperature drops.

An old-fashioned red bus will call at three locations across the city (Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Friday 11 December) and has been organised by NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which buys health services for people across the city.

The health advisors will be encouraging shoppers and passers-by to spare a couple of minutes and hop on board during the bus’s visits to Erdington High Street on Friday, Northfield High Street on Saturday and finally at the Bull Ring markets the following Friday (11 December).  The bus will be at its stops between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Protect your little ones from flu this year

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As December draws that little bit closer, it’s important to protect your little ones to ensure that they can enjoy the excitement of the season. 

Before the inevitable rounds of coughs, sneezes and runny noses really get a grip, NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure they are protected against the nasty effects of flu for the winter months. 


Got diabetes? Get the flu jab! It’s World Diabetes Day

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World Diabetes Day (14 November 2015) is a timely reminder to all those with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab, say doctors in Birmingham.
Those with diabetes (types 1 and 2) have a hard time fighting flu if it’s caught.  The virus can put added stress on the body affecting blood sugar levels.  Even those that manage their diabetes well can be at risk of serious complications from flu resulting in hospitalisation, and in some cases it can be fatal.

Become an Antibiotic Guardian says Birmingham’s largest NHS commissioner

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One of the largest NHS Clinical Commissioning Group’s in England is backing a Europe wide antibiotic awareness campaign to help people in Birmingham understand the issue of antibiotic resistance.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day (Wednesday November 18) will see Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) urging healthcare professionals and the public to sign up to become an Antibiotic Guardian.

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