Cancer Connect: Device gifting for people affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney
A new scheme is underway which sees people affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney gifted a tablet computer that will connect them to medical appointments, cancer information and support networks, as well as enabling them to keep in touch with friends and family.
The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day on 10 October is ‘mental health in an unequal world’ and prompts us to think about issues that cause mental health inequality both locally and globally.
The events of 2020 combined with ongoing stigma and discrimination towards those with mental health issues is a key reason for inequality with many people’s mental health negatively impacted because of their race, ethnicity and even gender identity.
People who have been invited by the national booking service (NBS) to book their COVID-19 booster vaccination are being urged to come forward and take up the opportunity as soon as possible.
The vaccination booster programme is currently underway across Norfolk and Waveney, as well as priority for third doses being given to those who are immunosuppressed or identified on patient records as being Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.
Local cancer expert urges residents to recognise the signs this ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’
NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of attending screening and early detection of breast cancer.