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Advice for parents and carers – common seasonal bugs and advice on measles

We often see lots of bugs and viruses circulating at this time of year and it can be hard to know what the right thing is to do if your child falls ill. Here is a useful resource to help you 

Are you/your child protected from Measles? How to check your family’s vaccination status

With an increase in cases of measles in some parts of the country, it’s important to ensure you and your children are protected with both doses of the MMR vaccine. Here is a link for more information on how to find if your family is protected 

Hospital Waiting times in the NHS App

While you are waiting for your hospital appointment or treatment, you can now use the NHS App to get the information you need while you wait to be seen.

A new NHS App feature has been launched for patients to view an estimated waiting time for your hospital treatment. You will know you are on waiting list and how long you may have to wait for treatment.

Prescriptions in your NHS App

You can now see and access your prescriptions electronically in the NHS App, allowing you to:

  • easily see the details of medicines/ items healthcare professionals have confirmed for you

  • use a prescription barcode to collect your medicine if you don’t have a nominated pharmacy, without needing to collect a paper prescription

For help and support, visit prescriptions in the NHS App  

Forest of Dean Diabetes Support Group
Diabetes UK would like to  invite you to join them at their support meetings, social events and get-togethers for people living with all types of diabetes. You'll be able to meet others, talk and share your experiences, ask questions, feel confident and supported with your diabetes.
First Tuesday of every month at 7pm - Forest Sensory Services, Valley Road, Cinderford, GL14 2LJ.

Do you more with the NHS APP
We are working in partnership with Forest Voluntary Action Forum to deliver a drop in session on

  • Tuesday 17th October 10am-12pm Coleford Clocktower- Market Place, Coleford, GL16 8AW

  • Wednesday 18th October 10am-12pm Forest Community Space (The Old Heath Centre)- Dockham Road, Cinderford ,GL14 2AN

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