Covid-19 testing in Norfolk and Waveney

There is currently a high national demand for coronavirus (Covid-19) tests due to a number of factors including the return of schools and the demand for testing from international travellers.

If you don’t have symptoms and have not been advised to take a test don’t get a test.

NHS services open over August bank holiday

People in Norfolk and Waveney are reminded that a variety of NHS services will be open over the bank holiday weekend including NHS 111, the minor injuries unit in Cromer, and the Norwich walk-in centre, which will continue to support patients.

A wide range of healthcare advice on minor illnesses, infections, headaches and emergency contraception is also available from pharmacies, many of which will be open.

Local people asked for help to design a campaign around future care preferences

A new way of giving people more influence over their future care and treatment in emergency situations launched in Norfolk and Waveney in March this year.  Now the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership (N&WHCP) is asking local people to help them design a campaign to encourage everyone to start having conversations about their future care preferences.

ReSPECT – which stands for Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment – ReSPECT can record preferences and recommendations for emergency situations, whatever stage of life the patient is at. It is designed to allow patients greater influence on what happens to them in their own individual situation and ensures their wishes are carried out appropriately.

Holidaymakers urged to get the right care if illness strikes

Holidaymakers looking forward to enjoying a summer break in Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to make the most of pharmacists and the NHS 111 service should they become unwell while they are away.

NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to go to the right place if they need help with their health on holiday.