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Give the gift of being a good neighbour this Christmas

Christmas and the festive period is meant to be a happy time for all, but for some it is the most difficult time of the year and can highlight their loneliness or vulnerability. Older people, especially those who are more vulnerable, can become isolated in the winter months and the cold weather can have a serious impact on their health.

Don’t leave it too late to order your repeat prescriptions

Christmas is a week to go and people who are on repeat medication such as those with long term health condition, for instance asthma, diabetes, lung or heart disease are being reminded not to leave it too late to get their repeat prescriptions.

It's not too late to protect yourself from flu

Doctors in East Lancashire are reminding people that it isn’t too late to protect themselves, their family and their colleagues from flu and to visit their GP practice or local pharmacy for the annual flu vaccination if they haven’t already done so.

Public urged to act fast to avoid festive flu

England’s top doctors have urged people to protect themselves and their families from flu over the coming week amid warnings that new cases may peak over the busy Christmas period.