Ramadan and your health
Ramadan is an Islamic holy month where Muslims all over the world take part in fasting. This year Ramadan will be starting around 27 May, which means a longer period from dawn until dusk.
NHS chiefs at NHS East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are advising local residents to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of dementia and what support and treatment is currently available.
A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.
GP practices in East Lancashire will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world.
The state of someone’s mental health can have a huge impact on their lives. In severe cases, depression can lead to suicide so it is important to know exactly what help is available, including face-to-face talking therapies and online health services.