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Actions tohelp healthcare pressures
Details of key actions to mitigate against severe pressures on the health and care system over the busy winter period have been published.
Members of South Lanarkshire’s Integration Joint Board (IJB) approved a report which outlined robust yet flexible preparations for the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, staffing challenges and traditional winter pressures from increased respiratory illness such as flu.
The arrangements are being set in place in close partnership with key agencies, including NHS Lanarkshire, respective local authorities, local and national partners.
The IJB heard how actions are underpinned by the largest flu vaccination campaign ever undertaken in Lanarkshire.
Almost 400,000 people will be eligible for either a flu vaccine, Covid-19 vaccine or both in 2021; and both North and South Lanarkshire councils have assisted in the identification of the venues.