Norfolk and Waveney’s health and care system remains in a ‘critical incident’ and continues to experience high levels of demand for health and care services.
It is vitally important that help is available to those who need it most over the coming days and local people are being urged to choose health services wisely.
Between dark morning starts, cold spells and tight finances, January can be an especially tough month for many of us. It can feel pretty glum whatever the day but "Blue Monday", the name given to the third Monday in January, is widely acknowledged as the most depressing day of the year.
The day itself is based on a scientifically flawed "equation" from a 2005 press release but with 1 in 4 of us experiencing depression at some point in our lives, the day offers an opportunity to reflect on our mental health wellbeing.
The Norfolk and Waveney health and care system is pulling out all the stops to make getting a COVID-19 booster even easier by opening up more drop-in clinics than ever before to get a lifesaving vaccine, with no appointment needed.
Additional walk-in clinics are being announced as part of a collaborative approach to get as many people vaccinated before the end of January as possible. The walk-in slots are provided in addition to bookable appointments – with thousands of these now also available through the national booking system online and the 119 telephone number.
With so much information and misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccination circulating online, it’s understandable why people may feel anxious or confused about getting vaccinated.
A new social media campaign aimed at people who have yet to get vaccinated or receive their second and booster jabs has launched to help dispel myths and layout the science so people can make a well-informed decision about their own health.