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Stay safe and get the flu jab

Published: 30 November 2015
The Royal Borough has teamed up once again this year with NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group in backing a national drive to help people stay well over the colder months. NHS England’s campaign Stay Well This Winter also coincides with a national flu vaccination programme…

Greenwich receives national health award for diabetes prevention service

Published: 30 November 2015
A team delivering a pioneering education programme for people with Type 2 diabetes in the Royal Borough of Greenwich has won a prestigious national award in recognition of “developing innovative ways” to enhance their service. The Greenwich team, which delivers a programme called Walking Away…

Free testing lined up for Sexual Health Week

Published: 23 November 2015
Free confidential HIV testing and advice on sexual health are on offer for Greenwich Sexual Health Week as part of a campaign to encourage residents to take control of their wellbeing. The Royal Borough was the first local authority in the country to offer residents…

Calendar Launch for Carers Centre

Published: 16 November 2015
Firemen, rugby players and fitness enthusiasts are among the local people featured on a new calendar which will raise funds for the Greenwich Carers Centre. The new photo calendar for 2016 is now on sale and also showcases the facilities available at the Stables, SE7.…

Health partners focus on tackling obesity and mental health

Published: 16 October 2015
New health strategy aims to improve wellbeing of local residents over the next three years. Councillors, local health leaders and community organisations have pledged to step up their joint efforts to improve health and wellbeing in Royal Greenwich. The focus is on tackling the problem…

Don’t miss out on your free NHS Health Check PLUS

Published: 06 October 2015
The NHS Health Check is a free national programme helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain…

Get talking about mental health and improve your wellbeing

Published: 05 October 2015
Greenwich mental health and wellbeing forum, a group of organisations from across the Borough, are delivering a series of exciting events and workshops to raise awareness for this year’s World Mental health Day on Saturday October 10th. The Royal Borough of Greenwich and NHS Greenwich…

Stoptober 2015

Published: 01 October 2015
Did you know that from 1st October 2015, it will be illegal to smoke in vehicles with someone under 18 present? The law is changing to protect children from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Every time a child breathes in secondhand smoke, they breathe in…

Big London Energy Switch: A scheme to help Londoners get a better deal on their gas and electricity bills

Published: 08 September 2015
You may be able to get a better deal on your gas and electricity through the Big London Energy Switch, a collective switching scheme run by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and a number of other councils in London. By gathering together a large number…

Dads who care need support too, says charities

Published: 24 August 2015
A hidden army of dads are not only caring for their sick or disabled child but also for another family member or friend, a survey by Carers Trust and the Men’s Health Forum reveals. The study showed that 46% of the men surveyed were not…
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