Dry January – www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
National Obesity Awareness Week (8 – 14 January)
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – www.jostrust.org.uk
(22 – 28 January)
National Heart Month – www.bhf.org.uk/heartmonth
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – www.targetovariancancer.org.uk
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – www.prostatecanceruk.org
National No Smoking Day 8 March
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – www.bowelcanceruk.org
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month – www.orchid–cancer.org.uk
Sun Awareness Week – 8 – 14 May www.cruk.org
World No Tobacco Day 31 May
Cervical Screening Awareness Week – www.jostrust.org.uk (12 – 18 June)
Reminder re Flu Jab!!
With the intensity of Flu this year we cannot stress enough the importance of you receiving your flu jab.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis (MS)
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
This list of conditions isn’t definitive. It’s always an issue of clinical judgement.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – www.cclg.org.uk
Blue September (facing up to prostate cancer) 1 September
Breast Cancer Awareness Month – www.breastcancercare.org.uk
Stoptober – www.nhs.uk/oneyou
Lung Cancer Awareness Month – www.roycastle.org.uk
Mouth Cancer Action Month – www.mouthcancer.org
Movember men’s health awareness month
Alcohol Awareness week 13 November
CANCER RESEARCH UK RESOURCES & BE CLEAR ON CANCER
A full range of resources by cancer type and Be Clear on Cancer campaign materials are available via Cancer Research UK
BE CLEAR ON CANCER
This section contains information about Be Clear on Cancer for healthcare professionals and community based partners. The Department of Health started the awareness raising activity in 2010. Today, Be Clear on Cancer is a Public Health England programme of activity, but delivered in partnership with NHS England, Department of Health and Cancer Research UK.
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Be clear on cancer
This section covers a range of topics with an abundance of information from health professionals and the general public.
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If you’re having mental health problems, you’re not alone. One in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some time in our lives.
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For A-Z health care information please go to NHS Choices
Symptoms of Zika virus infection
Most people don't have any symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they are usually mild and last around two to seven days.
Commonly reported symptoms include:
- itching all over the body
- joint pain (with possible swelling, mainly in the smaller joints of the hands and feet)
- muscle pain
- conjunctivitis (red eyes)
- lower back pain
- pain behind the eyes