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Screening - Scam Warning

Some reports have been received of a possible scam relating to screening.

Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

These messages are NOT from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.

Added:  18/05/2020

NHS urges people to seek help for cancer symptoms

Health officials across County Durhamk are urging people to contact their GP if they have a sykptom they are worried about as urgent GP hospital referrals for susected cancer has fallen by 44% during the Cronavirus pandemic.  The plea . . . [Read more...]

Last Updated:  11/05/2020

Delaying childhood vaccinations could lead to deadly outbreaks

HEALTH chiefs are warning that delaying childhood immunisations, during the Covid-19 pandemic, could lead to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Public health experts, and GPs. . .    [Read more...]

Last Updated:  18/04/2020

 Advice for Parents during Covid-19

Whilst coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself . . .  [Read more...]

Last Updated:  18/04/2020

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