Health and wellbeing

Don’t put off the flu vaccination – it’s free because you need it

8th October 2018

Flu vaccination is part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign, a joint initiative from NHS England and Public Health England, supported by Kent County Council, to help the public ward off common winter illnesses. Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications if you have a long-term health condition like […]

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Bank Holiday Barn Dance – Total Ashford

10th August 2018

Bank Holiday Barn Dance – Total Ashford  Total Ashford Full coverage Original story 

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New – Gym Offer

9th July 2018

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One You Kent health campaign heads for the County Show 

6th July 2018

​Visitors to this year’s Kent County Show will be encouraged to take control of their health as the theme of the Kent County Council stand promotes One You Kent. One You is Public Health England’s national campaign which aims to encourage adults to take control of their health by making small lifestyle changes which have […]

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Heatwave warning increased for vulnerable Kent residents

2nd July 2018

The heatwave alert for Kent has been ramped up, leading to advice for vulnerable residents such as the old, the very young, and people with chronic or severe illness who could be at extra risk. The level three warning means high temperatures have been reached and the sustained hot weather could lead to an increase […]

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Get talking about diabetes in Ashford

11th June 2018

Recent topic started in the forums  by  As part of Diabetes Week, which runs from 11 to 17 June, doctors in Ashford are urging people, particularly men, to be aware of the risk of developing diabetes and encourage them to get advice and support as soon as they develop any symptoms. Find out more about […]

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Active 10 app helps adults get active this summer

8th June 2018

Kent residents are being encouraged to join this summer’s Active 10 campaign after clocking up 155,660 hours of walking during the same period last year. The Public Health England campaign – backed by Kent County Council – urges adults to download the free ‘Active 10’ app to help complete 10 minutes of brisk walking daily […]

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Healthy Ageing in East Kent – Forum Post

29th May 2018

The NHS in east Kent has produced a new booklet to help older people stay well. ‘Healthy ageing in east Kent – your local guide’ gives advice and tips on staying healthy and looking after yourself. Read the full article and download the guide here

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Did you know that you could use a minor injury unit instead of A&E ?

12th May 2018

There are seven minor injury units in east Kent which can treat a number of conditions. Patients are often seen much quicker at an MIU than an A&E department. Use Health Help Now to find your nearest one. #staywell

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Nightingale Walks at Boldshaves

7th April 2018

Nightingale Walks at Boldshaves Every weekday evening during the week of 30 April we will be leading a tour of Boldshaves woods to listen to the nightingales as they pair up for the coming year. No pre-booking necessary. £5 per person on the door. Meet at main house at 6pm. The gardens at Woodchurch will open […]

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