Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held next Wednesday, 29 July 2015.
Local residents and our partners are welcome to attend the meeting, which will take place before our public Governing Body meeting at NHS Southampton HQ, Oakley Road, Millbrook SO16 4GX from 2.00pm – 2.30pm in the Conference Room. The Board meeting will follow from 2.30pm - 5.00pm.
The main entrance to Southampton General Hospital will close for around 25 weeks from Monday 13 July as redevelopment work begins.
Patients and visitors will be directed to seven alternative entrances and exits located around the site for the duration of the closure.
Southampton GPs are on TARGET for another successful training session as they join together for city-wide training.
The next session is on Wednesday 8 July 2015, and patients are reminded that all GP practices in the city will be closed in the afternoon to allow TARGET to take place.
City health leaders want to hear your views on proposals to close the walk-in service at Bitterne Health Centre in Southampton, and have launched a twelve-week public consultation beginning on 15 June 2015.
NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the NHS organisation that plans and pays for health services for Southampton residents, has been looking at care provided in the community to ensure we have got the balance of services right. What has become clear is that we need to prioritise developing and maintaining health services for the growing number of people living with long term conditions such as heart disease, breathing difficulties and diabetes.
Carers Week runs from Monday 8 – Sunday 14 June. It is a national campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities.
3 in 5 of us will be carers in our lifetime. As our population ages and people live longer, often with complex health conditions, more and more of us will be called upon to care for an older, disabled or seriously ill loved one.
This year the focus of Carers Week is on building Carer Friendly Communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.
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.
Getting the balance right in community-based health services
A consultation on the proposal to close the walk-in service at Bitterne Health Centre so we can maintain quality community-based health services in Southampton