This is a summary of basic information about your health which might be important if you need urgent medical care when your GP surgery is closed, or when you go to an accident and emergency department. It means that all NHS staff looking after you can get important information about your health, even if they cannot contact your GP surgery.
It is now the time to start thinking about getting your annual flu jab. This year, the free jab will be offered to more people amidst concerns around the still-present coronavirus. The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine to those over the age of 65, pregnant women and those with existing