- Protect your skin against sun damage (including sunbeds) and reduce your risk of skin cancer.
- Find out how long you need to spend in the sun to get enough vitamin D.
- How to stay well in a heatwave
Winter can pose serious risks to the health of older people, pregnant women, children and those with long term conditions. The flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. Merton CCG is supporting the 2016/2017 Stay Well This Winter campaign, led by NHS England and Public Health England, aiming to encourage anyone eligible for a free flu jab to get vaccinated.
Flu vaccination locations in Merton
You can have a flu vaccination in the below pharmacies across Merton.
|Tele-Chem Ltd||Pharmacy Building, 341 Tamworth Lane, Mitcham||CR4 1DL|
|Tanna Pharmacy||14 South Lodge Avenue, Mitcham||CR4 1LU|
|Boots||6-7 Majestic Way, Mitcham||CR4 2JS|
|Fairgreen Pharmacy||10 Fairgreen Parade, London Road, Mitcham||CR4 3NA|
|Jhoots Pharmacy||Ravensbury Park Medical Centre, Ravensbury Lane, Mitcham||CR4 4DH|
|Griffiths Pharmacy||351 West Barnes Lane, New Malden||KT3 6JF|
|Boots||58 London Road, Morden||SM4 5BE|
|H Harland Chemist||58 Central Road, Morden||SM4 5RP|
|Rowlands Pharmacy||43 St.Helier Avenue, Morden||SM4 6HY|
|Cospharm Ltd||281/283 Mitcham Road, Tooting||SW17 9JQ|
|Abbey Pharmacy||12a Abbey Parade, Merton High Street||SW19 1DG|
|Boots||Unit 9 Tandem Retail Park, Colliers Wood||SW19 2TY|
|Boots||Morden Hall Medical Ctr, 256 Morden Road||SW19 3DA|
|Wimbledon Pharmacy||80 High Street, Wimbledon||SW19 5EG|
|D Parry||124 Arthur Road, Wimbledon||SW19 8AA|
|T.j. Chemist||385 Durnsford Road, London||SW19 8EF|
|Boots||Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon||SW19 8YE|
|Medipharmacy||1 Lambton Road||SW20 0LW|
|The Nelson Pharmacy||220 Kingston Road, London||SW20 8DA|
|Lords Pharmacy||279 Kingston Road, Merton Park||SW20 8LB|
|Boots||30 Combe Lane, Raynes Park||SW20 8ND|
Keep warm and well in winter
The Stay Well This Winter campaign urges people aged over 65 and those with long-term conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or respiratory illness, to protect themselves against the cold weather with advice on how to ward off common illnesses and avoid a visit to hospital.
Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather. Cold homes can have a significant impact on people’s health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. It is essential to keep yourself warm as the weather gets colder, both indoors and outdoors, and this is especially the case for the very young, older people or those with a chronic illness.
If you start to feel unwell, even if it is just a cough or cold, don't wait for it to get worse but seek immediate advice from your pharmacist. The sooner you get help the better.
Look out for other people who may need a bit of extra help over winter.
More helpful tips to help you and your family stay well during winter can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/staywell/
To make sure you're receiving all the help you're entitled to in terms of making your home more energy efficient, improving your heating and keeping up with your energy bills click here.
If you do need help over the holiday period when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed, call NHS 111 or visit www.nhs.uk to be directed to a local service that is open.
Updated September 2016