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NHS Essex Advice For Staying Well In Very Cold Weather

NHS South East Essex is giving local people tips on keeping warm and well in extremely cold weather: Keep curtains drawn and doors closed to block out draughts. Have regular hot drinks and at least one hot meal a day if possible. Eating regularly helps keep energy levels up during winter. Wear several light layers…

New Sure Start Children’s Centre for Southchurch

A brand new Sure Start Children’s Centre will be formally opened on 10 December 2010 offering health and family support services for all children aged 0 to 19 in the Southchurch area. It will join the new Leigh and West Leigh Children’s Centres as the third NHS-managed Children’s Centre to open in the Borough since October 2009. The…

NHS Exercise Referral Scheme in South East Essex

The Exercise Referral Scheme is run jointly by the NHS and local leisure centres.  Exercise can help weight loss, help control diabetes, enhance the immune system, slow the reduction in bone density and improve cardiovascular conditions. Three schemes operate in south east Essex in Castle Point, Rochford and Southend. How it does it work? A…

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBE GP SURGERY

NHS South East Essex is currently consulting on changes to the way GP services are provided to patients registered at the Globe Surgery, Westcliff-on-Sea. Patients registered at The Globe Surgery and other stakeholders including GPs have been sent a document asking for their views on three proposed options. The consultation closes on 10 December. Two…

Martial Arts Clubs in Essex

There are many martial arts schools in Essex. Just about every style is represented somewhere. Here are just a few clubs in the county that have impressed us over the years. 5 Elements Martial Arts Friendly martial arts club that caters for people of all ages. Styles include kickboxing, Chow Gar Southern Mantis, Escrima, MMA…

Chlamydia Testing Kits To Hit Essex Doormats

Young people to receive kits and letters in postal campaign. One in twelve sexually active young people aged under the age of 25 test positive for Chlamydia making it one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. In a bid to raise awareness, reduce infection rates and encourage young people to take a simple test,…

Continence Awareness Week 20-26 September

As part of Continence Awareness Week (20-26 September) NHS South East Essex, is hosting a series of sessions to inform residents of the wealth of choice and availability of NHS treatments, products and medicines that are available via our nurse specialists. Approximately one in four people experience problem with their bladder control and one in…

Crabbs Barn – Colchester

Crabbs Barn is an excellent wedding venue in Essex. It is situated by the small village of Kelvedon, and is a stunning 15th century restored building which is set in some of the most beautiful countryside in Essex. To arrange a viewing, booking, or if you simply want to ask some questions, please use the following contacts: Crabbs…

New Fun Martial Arts Class for 3 to 5 Year Olds – Little Tiger Cubs

5 Elements Martial Arts Academy is pleased to announce that classes for 3 to 5 year olds start on Wednesday October 8th. This is a fantastic experience for the young students and is a great way of increasing co-ordination and learning through play. Everything from the uniform to the way the classes are structured is…

Essex NHS Promotes Sexual Health Awareness – Money. Passport. Condoms.

Young people are being urged to think about their sexual health during the summer months. NHS South East Essex advice is particularly aimed at young adults who are flying abroad for a summer break to warn them of the dangers of having unprotected sex. Karen Payne, family Contraception & Sexual Health Services Service Manager for…

New Iyengar Yoga Classes in Chelmsford

Iyengar Yoga chelmsford

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher: Claire Hanrahan (tel. 07798 725 557 / www.yogawithclaire.co.uk) The Iyengar method, developed by yoga master BKS Iyengar, focuses on precision, alignment and safety in each posture. It builds strength, flexibility, stamina and balance using supports, such as blocks, bricks and belts to help. It is the world’s most widely practised method of yoga.…

Students Raise Practical Action Awareness in Essex

I had a break from work today as a friendly pair of students came to the house to tell me all about the charity (reg no 247257) Practical Action. As I am from an environmental background (Geography BSc.) I found some of the problems and solutions that I learnt about very interesting. Practical Action is…

New Nhs Dental Surgery Opens At Leigh Primary Care Centre

A NEW NHS dental surgery has opened on the second floor of Leigh Primary Care Centre, to make it even easier for people in the area to see an   NHS dentist. The dental practice will be open 365 days a year. The surgery will be open from 09:00hrs – 21:00hrs Monday – Friday and 09:00hrs…

Future Needs For Commissioning Health Services In Essex

Andrew Pike

Pam Court, Chief Executive at NHS South West Essex has been appointed to lead a transformation programme for healthcare services across Essex. To reduce NHS management costs and prepare for change to health commissioning for 2012, Pam has been appointed on secondment as Essex Transition Lead Chief Executive with effect from 5 July 2010. In…

Essex Men’s Health Week

Being healthy is important for everybody no matter what your age or gender. But men, especially those over 40, are less likely to seek help and advice on health issues. To mark Men’s Health Week (14-20 June 2010), NHS South East Essex has organised a series of events to encouraging more men to lead healthy…

NHS South East Essex Starts Its Cervical Cancer Screening Campaign

NHS South East Essex is urging local women to ensure they attend regular cervical cancer screening tests (smear tests) to help protect them from cervical cancer, which could save their lives. NHS South East Essex offers cervical screening to all women aged between 25 and 64. Regular cervical screening is the best way to identify abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix.

Southend’s Adventure Island

Southend’s popular Adventure Island is having some major work done over the winter. The million pound project will see a new arcade built with a roller coaster on its roof.

Sweet Chestnut Harvesting in Stour Wood, Manningtree

An old fashioned, but very fun way to spend a morning with the children this half term is to go sweet chestnut harvesting in some traditional woodland. The RSPB Reserve at Stour Wood near Manningtree is an excellent spot for such adventures. The woodland is managed by Rick Vonk who works for the RSPB. He…

Essex Wedding Venues

Essex is a beautiful county and has some excellent stately homes and venues that can be hired for a dream wedding.

Here is our round up of the best wedding venues in Essex, so if your partner keeps asking, “where can we get married?” just use this as your shortlist. Many of the venue also host wedding fairs where you can learn more before making a decision.