Hook Surgery is supporting the national 2017/18 Stay Well This Winter campaign.
The Stay Well This Winter campaign is a joint initiative from NHS England and Public Health England, to help people with long-term health conditions, children under 5 and those over 65 prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses.
Winter can be seriously bad for the health of these people, increasing the risk of blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes for those with a long-term health condition or who are over 65, whilst young children can readily pick up and spread illnesses amongst their wider circle - including family members of all ages.
There are a number of things you can do to prepare against the cold weather:
These tips can help you and your family prepare for winter, stay well and get well quickly.
For further health information visit NHS Stay Well
For information support with benefits and heating, visit the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council website.
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