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Be well prepared for winter, warn Suffolk GPs


Doctors are warning Suffolk residents to be aware of the dangers of cold weather and to be prepared for the winter.

The calls have been led by the East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

Dr Mark Shenton, chairman of the group, said: “We’ve enjoyed some really good weather lately and it has been very mild although it’s important we’re not lulled into a false sense of security.

Take some simple precautions to keep healthy in the cold weather, and don’t forget to look out for others.”

Dr Christopher Browning, a GP in Long Melford and chairman of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, added: “Stay alert to the fact that cold weather can cause serious illness such as strokes, heart attacks and pneumonia and can even kill.”

Everyone aged 65 and over are being urged to get a flu vaccination while others are being told to stock up with medical esseentials.

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