Lea Valley Health has successfully bid for £3,750 of health funding to support the locality Flu campaign this year. The monies will used in partnership with pharmacies in the locality to enhance patient engagement and uptake of the Flu vaccine.
Increasing access to GPs over the winter months.
Each year the government offer some additional funding for GP services to support the predicted increase in demand that winter brings. Lea Valley Health will be co-ordinating all 8 practices within the locality to maximise GP availability during the winter months.
One of the areas of focus for the federation will be to take a lead patient facing role, supporting many Public Health and NHS England health campaigns. This public engagement role will co-ordinate the locality resource to ensure people in Lower Lea Valley receive relevant communications in a variety of formats to maximise their engagement and support for a healthier lifestyle.