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The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April, but some services will need to change and some are likely to be busier than usual, particularly as this strike will affect emergency care staffing levels.

Junior doctors across England are expected to participate in a 48-hour strike from 8am on Wednesday 6 April 2016 to 8am on Friday 8 April.

With the winter vomiting bug currently spreading over Kent, the local NHS is asking those who are suffering with symptoms of norovirus (which you can catch at any time of year) to stay at home.

NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and pays for most of the area’s healthcare, is urging everyone to ensure they are prepared for the Easter bank holiday.

The NHS is appealing to local people who don’t have a serious or life-threatening injury or condition to think twice before visiting A&E, and to instead seek care from other local health professionals.

The NHS has robust plans to provide the right treatment for people who are seriously ill or injured but is appealing to people who don’t have a serious or life-threatening illness or injury to think before just going to A&E, and to seek care from other local health experts where possible.

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by a planned strike by junior doctors on 10 February. We have tried and tested plans to deal with a range of disruptions including industrial action. Keeping patients safe remains our priority.

As a CCG, we are committed to developing our engagement with GP Practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). We want to build the network of PPGs that we engage with so that we are able to hear more of voices of Medway’s residents in the work that we do.

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Medway Foundation Trust and Medway Community Healthcare have come together to form a Care Home Team, ensuring integrated and co-ordinated services are based around residents’ needs.

With cold weather expected to continue, we’re asking you to be extra vigilant in staying warm and well by taking basic self-care steps.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in August and September 2015 to review its services and monitor its progress on delivering previously identified improvements.

Doctors are encouraging Christmas party-goers to go easy on the booze this week, to avoid ending up in a hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department.

We can all play our part in helping our local NHS services by choosing the right place to deal with our health needs especially over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The emotional and mental health and well-being of children and young people in Medway is a key priority for NHS Medway CCG, Medway Council and our partner agencies.