Clinicians across Suffolk and north east Essex say the local NHS is currently under greater pressure than usual as consultants and junior doctors take coordinated strike action.

According to system leaders, both routine and emergency care are significantly affected.

They’re encouraging local people to be prepared, in advance, and know which services to turn to for advice, support and where needed, treatment, especially for those living with long term conditions.

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB has produced a series of ‘taking care of yourself’ factsheets which are available for local people to download from the ICB’s website.

Tips published for people living with long term conditions on how to stay well – NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB