Current global shortage of hepatitis b vaccine

Basildon and Brentwood CCG would like to advise patients there is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process.

You can read about this in more detail and see the health advice in the news story published by Public Health England (7 August 2017).


Free 'Living with Diabetes Day'

People living in Basildon and Brentwood who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are invited to a free educational event.

The ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ at Basildon Sporting Village on Friday 29 September will provide patients, who have Type 2 diabetes, with expert advice and essential information to help them manage their condition and live well.

The event is supported by Diabetes UK and organised by Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

How to stay well when you're on holiday

School’s out and many families are planning to have a break in one of the UK’s holiday hotspots or to stay with family or friends in another part of the country.

Happily most holidays go to plan, but it’s worth knowing what to do if one of your group falls ill whilst you are away.

Planning ahead is the best way to avoid holiday health hassles, so remember to order any repeat prescriptions you will need before you go. You can do this online if you’re signed up for GP online services. If not, go into your GP practices with two forms of photo ID and they can sign you up there and then.