Public asked to #DoYourBit to protect the NHS by keeping A&E free for serious emergencies

Health leaders across the North East are asking people to do their bit this winter by thinking pharmacy, GP and 111 first, and not just to turn up to A&E.

The plea is part of the region’s ‘do your bit’ campaign aimed at raising awareness of the first routes people should take for urgent medical advice and treatment. The campaign is being supported with TV, radio and social media advertising starting this week.

Importance of getting your flu jab

A flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical health condition.

Studies have shown that the flu vaccine will help prevent you getting the flu. It won't stop all flu viruses and the level of protection may vary, so it's not a 100% guarantee that you'll be flu-free, but if you do get flu after the vaccination it's likely to be milder and shorter lived than it would otherwise have

Confusion around what to do during COVID-19 when someone’s in a cardiac arrest could cause delay in life-saving action.

New research has revealed that almost a third of adults in the North East don’t know if, during the COVID-19 pandemic, CPR should only be carried out by professionals wearing PPE (personal protective equipment).

You Gov carried out an online survey of 2,086 adults across the UK between 9-10 September 2020 and 94 people living in the North East responded to whether they believed it was true or false when asked the following statement:   

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