Know the early signs and symptoms of cancer and don’t delay seeking advice from your NHS
People across Lancashire and South Cumbria are being reminded of the signs and symptoms of cancer and the importance of seeking advice from local healthcare services if they are worried.
Dr Neil Smith, local GP and Cancer Director for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) is advising people not to put off vital checks, and instead follow the lead of the many people coming forward each month to get either reassurance or early diagnosis following the discovery of signs or symptoms of potential cancer.
COVID-19 booster vaccine
The coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine programme is continuing to be rolled out across the country.
A booster dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine and gives you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
You'll be offered a booster dose no earlier than 6 months after you had your 2nd dose. The NHS knows who is eligible and will invite you to book your booster vaccination programme when it is your turn. You’ll be able to book an appointment at a vaccination centre of your choice. This could be a larger vaccination centre, pharmacy, or at your GP surgery.
Further information about COVID-19 vaccines is available at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine
If you are currently experiencing a high temperature (over 37.8°C), OR have a new, continuous cough, OR experiencing loss of taste and smell then please protect yourself and others by staying home and not visiting the Practice.
If you cannot manage your symptoms at home, then please contact the NHS 111 Online Service by following this link.
Daily updates for the public, including case numbers, risk level and travel advice, can be found via the Government website.
Medical guidance for members of the public can also be found on the NHS website.
FAQ's for high risk patients can be found here.