Having spoken to many of you at our Winter Health Roadshows, we know lots of you want to have your say about which health services are important and need prioritising in your city. When we were out and about we gave people the opportunity to give us feedback via our health survey and we are now putting this survey online to ensure even more of you have the opportunity to take part.
Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southampton City Council are reviewing the services that we have put in place to meet the needs of local people in terms of contraception and sexual health. If you have used any of these services we would like to know what you think to help inform the future development of these services.
Local GPs, nurses and pharmacists are hitting the streets of Southampton to give winter health advice and show that there are some great alternatives to the Emergency Department (A&E).
As news about hospitals tackling winter pressures across the country continues to mount, it is an ideal time to talk to people about their experiences and give practical advice on what to do and where to go.
Local health services are asking you to stay at home if you’re suffering with sickness and diarrhoea to avoid spreading the infection to others.
Doctors at Southampton General Hospital are seeing large numbers of people attending the emergency department with no other symptoms than sickness instead of requested advice by phone from their GP or NHS 111.
Local GPs are urging city residents to ‘Think First’ in a Southampton seasonal health campaign designed to help people get the right care faster during the busy winter period.
Bitterne GP and Clinical Chair of NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Steve Townsend, said: “Our winter campaign gives clear information and advice on the steps people can take to get the care and treatment they need quickly."
Joining up your care - Joan's Story
Watch Joan’s story to find out more about how joining up care will make things better for local people. The Better Care Southampton project, led by Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southampton City Council aims to join up health and social care services in the city as well as increasing involvement from the voluntary sector. With thanks to Gloucestershire CCG for their support in producing this animation.