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  1. Pharmacist

    Pharmacy opening times - May bank holidays

    Details of pharmacies open in Southampton on the May bank holidays (Monday 1 and Monday 29 May 2017) are available on our website.

    Opening times are provided by the pharmacies, details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.
     
    If you do need to visit a pharmacy on a bank holiday, please call ahead to check they are open and have the medicine you need.
     
     

    If you need medical help or advice and aren't sure where to go, phone 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

  2. Bowel cancer screening kit

    Bowel Cancer Screening could save your life but you have to return the test!

    The NHS in Southampton is raising awareness about the importance of screening for Bowel Cancer during Bowel Cancer Awareness month.

    Last year, just 56% of the population eligible for screening in Southampton, took up the offer and returned their sample kit for testing.

    In the UK, from the age of 60 until your 74th birthday, a bowel screening kit is sent to your home automatically, every two years. You don’t need to have experienced any symptoms of bowel cancer, the test picks up early signs of cancer that may otherwise, go undetected. It is this early diagnosis that has proven to be the life-saving key to bowel cancer treatment.

  3. Medicine at a pharmacy

    Easter pharmacy opening times 2017

    Details of pharmacies open in Southampton over the Easter weekend are available on our website.

    Opening times are provided by the pharmacies, details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

    If you do need to visit a pharmacy over a bank holiday please call ahead to check they are open and have the medicine you need.

    If you need medical help or advice over Easter and aren't sure where to go, phone 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

  4. Margaret Wheatcroft - Lay Member

    Margaret Wheatcroft

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague Margaret Wheatcroft.

    Margaret was one of our CCG Board Lay Members, having been a part of the CCG since it was established in 2013, and working as a non-executive director for the Primary Care Trust before that.  She was a former Nursing Director at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals and had a very distinguished career.  Apart from her role as a Board member, she was very well known and extremely popular amongst many of our staff and partners.  She chaired our Clinical Governance and Primary Medical Care Commissioning Committees among many other duties.  She will be remembered as a very warm and caring person and a respected professional. We will miss her wise counsel and friendship greatly. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

  5. Banner of the Southampton Quitters service

    Get help to quit for No Smoking Day

    Wednesday 8 March is No Smoking Day and a calendar date for your diary if you smoke and are considering giving up.

    Choosing to stop smoking is one of the most important decisions you can make because by quitting, you will look and feel better and lower the health risks of cardiovascular disease - you may even win brownie points with relatives and friends who want to see you kick the habit.

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