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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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More information about our health roadshow events

Your local NHS – come and meet the team at our health roadshows

Come and meet your local NHS team on our community bus, coming to a location near you!

We have teamed up with We Make Southampton for health roadshows across the city.

Throughout the roadshows we will be joined by a variety of medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and hospital consultants, to offer advice and information to help you feel more confident in managing your health.

We’ll be able to talk to you about everything from healthy lifestyles to managing with long term illness and what to do if you need urgent help with your health.

The bus will be travelling across the city, a full list of dates are on our website, with more dates coming soon.

We look forward to seeing you on board for a chat and a cuppa.

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Cancer is here every day but we can improve the outcomes with your help

This Saturday it is World Cancer Day and here in Southampton, the NHS is constantly working to reduce the number of instances of cancer within the city.

From the innovative research that takes place at the centres based here in Southampton, to the GP practices across the city, making referrals and treating new cancer patients every day, as well as the Macmillan nurses and NHS Cancer network, striving to find new and more effective ways to support prevention, increase survival rates and educate the local population about the benefits of screening – Cancer is never off the agenda.

Far from it. Cancer is here – everyday.

The number of people being diagnosed with cancer in Southampton, is higher than the average across England. Over the coming weeks and months, the NHS in Southampton will be engaging and raising awareness across the city about the need to improve these statistics. 

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Time to Talk Day - join the conversation about mental health

It's Time to Talk Day and we are joining the conversation about mental health.

Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change, who want to get more people talking openly about mental health and help end mental health discrimination.  

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, but many of us are too afraid to talk about it. Being open about mental health and ready to listen can make a positive difference to someone’s life.

Talking about mental health doesn’t need to be difficult. It can be as simple as making the time to have a cup of tea or go for a walk, and listening to someone talk about how they feel.

So why not take five to have a chat over a cuppa or at lunchtime tomorrow, and simply ask someone how their day is going?

Visit www.time-to-change.org.uk to find out more about Time to Talk Day. 

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Only 68% of women in Southampton take up offer to be tested for Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is diagnosed in 9 women every day in the UK and here in Southampton, less than 70% of the women eligible for a smear test, which could detect the disease, take up the opportunity to be screened*.

Supporting the Jo’s Trust national #SmearforSmear campaign; as part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, the NHS in Southampton wants to increase the uptake of screening in local communities and provide additional information about the benefits the smear test can have.

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