JCVI issues interim advice on Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccination programme rollout

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has considered the evidence for Phase 2 of the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. JCVI has been asked by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) to give its advice on the optimal strategy to further reduce mortality, morbidity and hospitalisation from coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. Evidence suggests an age-based approach … Read more

Crowborough Minor Injuries Unit Reopens

Whilst not a vaccination service, it is important to share that Crowborough Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital will reopen on Monday 22 February after temporary closure. The unit is run by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) and has been temporarily closed since 24 January to allow staff to be redeployed … Read more

Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society

Households across Wealden will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941. It will be the first … Read more

Covid Vaccination Programme Update 16.2.21

The vaccinations are now moving to the next tranche You can only use this service if any of the following apply: you are aged 65 and over, you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable), you are a frontline health or social care worker. You also need to … Read more

RSM wins grant from Resource Action Fund

Feed It Back Table, Mondays and Thursdays Rotherfield St Martin has become a recipient of UK Government funding under the Resource Action Fund to help support its important work to ensure no good food goes to waste. The money has been awarded to Rotherfield St Martin by WRAP, which administers the fund on behalf of … Read more

Reminder and Latest Update (8.2.21)

Table of Contents Progress To Date The COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to be rolled out. The Program is on target for offering the COVID-19 vaccination to the top four priority groups by mid-February; HURRAH! Three large Vaccination Centres are open across Sussex: the Brighton Centre, The Welcome Building, Eastbourne, and Crawley Hospital; Residents living in … Read more

Shielding Advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

All clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people should now have been advised by a letter from the Government to follow shielding guidance and of the support office available to them. Emails and texts have also been sent to many people on the list where contact information is available. The Shielded Patient List remains a live list, with people … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccination Scam Alert

Some people nationally are receiving suspicious calls, text messages and some doorstep offering the COVID-19 vaccination. To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points. The vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups, and the NHS will contact you when it is … Read more

Astra Zeneca effective for all age groups

The following briefing from the NHS should provide reassurance, given the recent publicity on the matter.  Andy Miller Following recent media coverage about the Astra Zeneca vaccine, clinicians have provided reassurance that it is effective and should continue to be given to all age groups. Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at PHE, said: “Both the AstraZeneca and … Read more

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