Health Awareness

2018 National Awareness Campaigns Calendar

Dry January

National Obesity Awareness Week (8 – 14 January)

 Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

 (22 – 28 January) 


National Heart Month  

MARCH 2018

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Prostate Cancer Awareness

National No Smoking Day 8 March

APRIL 2018

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month –

MAY 2018

Sun Awareness Week – 8 – 14 May

World No Tobacco Day 31 May

Cervical Screening Awareness Week –  (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:

This list of conditions isn’t definitive. It’s always an issue of clinical judgement.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Blue September (facing up to prostate cancer) 1 September


Breast Cancer Awareness


Lung Cancer Awareness

Mouth Cancer Action

Movember men’s health awareness month

Alcohol Awareness week 13 November


A full range of resources by cancer type  and Be Clear on Cancer  campaign materials are available via Cancer Research UK


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.
Please click on the link below for further information.
Be clear on cancer

Health Awareness

This section covers a range of topics with an abundance of information from health professionals and the general public. 
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Health Awareness

Mental Health

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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Mental Health

For A-Z health care information please go to NHS Choices

Zika virus 

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:

  • rash
  • itching all over the body
  • fever
  • headache
  • 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

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