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Together we can protect each other and stay well this winter

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) is all set to run an area wide ‘Together We Can’ campaign this winter. The campaign started in Calderdale and Kirklees is being rolled out across West Yorkshire to help people access health and care services at the right time and place.

Together we can

The campaign encourages people to choose well and to opt for convenient self-care, where safe to do so during the winter months.  

Ruth Buchan, Chief Executive Officer for Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire, said: “With NHS services set for their busiest winter yet we’re asking for everyone to play their part and to be better prepared during the cold and flu season. You can protect yourself and each other by having a flu jab and seeking advice for minor health concerns from your community pharmacy if needed. Our trained staff can help you choose over counter medicines and offer a range of clinical services too”.

If everyone ‘chooses well’ it could really make a difference to already stretched services. Together we can make a real difference.

The campaign has an easy to navigate website [togetherwe-can.com]. Here you will find help and advice and tips for keeping well this winter, as well as other useful information on how to stay healthy.

Dr Adam Sheppard, Chair of NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group, and WY HCP Urgent and Emergency Care Programme Board, said “Health and care services are here to help. GP practices have worked hard to provide a service throughout lockdown and continue to do so. All appointments are being triaged. This helps keep you safe and makes sure the people with the greatest need are seen first. We will see everyone in person who needs to be seen that way.

You can save time by ordering prescriptions and seeking medical advice online by going online and downloading the NHS App. Find out all you need to know this winter by visiting togetherwe-can.com”

Together we can protect each other this winter.  Together we can make a real difference so please:

Access online services. You can book appointments or order repeat prescriptions through the NHS App. Visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111 if you need urgent medical help 24/7.

Remember GP practices are here to help and will ensure you get the right care appropriate for your needs.

Be COVID-19 aware. Take up vaccines and boosters and get a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Stay safe by following the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Get the Flu vaccine. If you’re over 50, pregnant or have a long-term medical condition, get your free flu jab today.

Take good care this winter there’s lots you can do to stay well and protect yourselves and others around you this winter.

Visit your local community pharmacy for medical advice and treatments for things like colds, tummy troubles, rashes, and pains.

We can all spread the kindness this winter by looking out for each other and our neighbours. Visit: ourneighbours.org.uk

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