Report suspected side effects or adverse incidents involving medicines and medical devices to the yellow card scheme

The Yellow Card scheme run by the MHRA, is the UK system for collecting and monitoring information on safety concerns such as suspected side effects or adverse incidents involving medicines and medical devices.

The scheme relies on voluntary reporting of suspected side effects or medical device incidents to be reported by health professionals and the public, including patients, carers and parents. Reporting helps others.

The latest COVID-19 Information Champion Update – 9th September 2021

We are always looking for ways we could improve the Information Champion Update and welcome your feedback. Useful links: Further information on vaccinations for some 12-15 year old: http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/about-the-council/news/news-archive/vaccinations-start-for-some-12-15-year-olds Children’s respiratory health symptoms and what to do https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bronchiolitis/causes Office of National Statistics: Data on deaths related to COVID-19

Courier fraud circulating via text messages

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased number of people shopping online and most will be expecting a package at some point during the week. Over the past month one of our staff members has been receiving text messages regarding a missed delivery from DPD. She was home on the days that these the alleged delivery attempts were made and no one rang the door; she’s even seen DPD drivers make deliveries to neighbours without attempting to deliver to her. This had her thinking it was most probably a scam in circulation. When you are expecting packages to be delivered even through DPD these type of text messages can be quite convincing. They are either short and straight to the point “DPD: we attempted to deliver your package today but were unable to, please arranging a redelivery” followed by a link or they try the

The latest COVID-19 Information Champion Update

Welcome to the the latest Hertfordshire COVID-19 Information Champion Update from Public Health Hertfordshire. You will find information for vaccination centre walk-in times, locations and also links to resources for people who may have questions and need answers.

Upcoming Training: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Volunteering Hertfordshire CIC – Recruiting and Managing Volunteers Training This interactive and engaging one-day course will explore the challenges of recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers. It is ideal for staff who have this responsibility as their role.

Welwyn Hatfield, Let’s get digital!

Technology is forever changing and keeping up with smart phones, computers and tablets can sometimes be challenging. Our volunteer Digital Champions are here to help; to put you at ease while you manoeuvre your way around your device. This could be your first time setting up, adding new software or apps and even zoom calling loved ones. It’s never too late to learn a new skill and we would like you to feel as comfortable as possible; so let’s get digital together. To access the service or sign up as a volunteer, please get in touch. E: volunteercentre@whcvs.org.uk | T: 01707 274 861

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