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HEATWAVE ALERT

Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. To find out more about how to cope in hot weather please go here for the latest advice from NHS England.  More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website here


PRESCRIPTIONS NO LONGER ROUTINELY PRESCRIBED

The NHS spends approx. £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could be purchased over the counter for a pharmacy. at a lower cost tan that which  would be incurred by the NHS.

In line with guidance from NHS  England the Brighton & Hove and High Weald Lews Havens CCGs are recommending GPs will no longer routinely prescribe medicines for common conditions which can be bought over the counter. For more information please see link :

https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/sites/btnccg/files/Advice%20for%20patients.pdf

Mental Health Information For Young People

Mental Health Information for Young People

There are lots of people and services in Brighton and Hove that can offer you free and confidential support and advice if you are

  • anxious
  • sad
  • being bullied
  • worried about a friend.

There are phone helplines, walk-in services where you don't need an appointment, and even free counselling sessions. Please follow this link for more information.

http://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-local-services/mental-health-services/mental-health-information-young-people

Information for parents and carers

Having a child with mental health issues can be difficult and challenging for any parent or carer, but there is lots of help and support available for you and your child.

It is important not to blame yourself - mental health problems can affect anybody.  

Please follow this link for further information.

http://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-local-services/mental-health-services/mental-health-information-parents-and-carers

The City Council and Clinical Commissioning Group want to find out what you think about local services that provide care and support for children and young people’s emotional and mental health difficulties. We also want to find out more about how young people today are using social media and your thoughts as parents/carers. We will give you information about where young people can go for help if they need it at the end of the survey.

Survey for parents/carers go here:

https://www.research.net/r/?sm=2xIKCRDcBysuSRCFttXCpsmieySXep447gSihzra7rE%3d

Survey for young people go here:

https://www.research.net/r/?sm=tXyjivaBmVyabt5USFKXRzwnrWbxi8Qw2hTh55jcTUY%3d



 
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