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.
The theme this year is “Talk, Plan, Live"
Find out more about the awareness week, local events, prioritising end of life care in the city and links to support and advice.
Details of pharmacies open in Southampton over both May Bank Holidays (Monday 4th and Monday 25th May) are available on our website.
This winter (2014/15) we encouraged local people to ‘Think first’ in our seasonal health campaign designed to help people get the right care faster during the busy winter period. You may have received one of the attached leaflets and seen our posters and bus adverts in the city.
We are now looking for your feedback and need your views and comments on the campaign to help us plan for next winter.
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