Latest News — articles for January 2018

We're supporting Time to Talk Day, to get more people talking about mental health

We’re supporting Time to Talk Day this Thursday 1 February

Mental health matters in Southampton, and we should be able to talk about it anywhere. That’s why we're supporting Time to Talk Day this Thursday 1 February.

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem. By choosing to be open about mental health, we are all part of a movement that’s changing the conversation and ensuring that no one is made to feel isolated or alone for having a mental health problem.

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A graphic recording of the discussions which took place at an event to celebrate and reflect on the GP liaison scheme.

GPs and consultants working together to improve patient care in Southampton

Clinicians in Southampton have been celebrating the success of an innovative scheme in which consultants and GPs came together to help bring about greater integration between hospitals and GP surgeries.

The scheme, known as the GP-Consultant Liaison Scheme, involved consultants and GPs spending time in pairs shadowing one another in each other’s roles.

 

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Medicine at a pharmacy

Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: A consultation on guidance for CCGs

NHS England has launched a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for 33 minor, short-term health concerns.

In the year prior to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy and other outlets such as supermarkets.  

Some over the counter products currently prescribed are quickly and easily available in community pharmacies where the public can also ask for an NHS consultation with a pharmacist if they are unsure about what treatment they need for minor conditions. Find out more and take part in the consultation.

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Only 67% of women in Southampton take up offer to be tested for cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is diagnosed in nine women every day in the UK and here in Southampton, 67% of the women eligible for cervical screening, which could detect the disease, take up the opportunity to be screened.

As part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week this week, local doctors in Southampton want to raise awareness of the importance of attending your cervical screening test when invited. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme.

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Dr Mark Kelsey, Clinical Chair and local GP

GP takes over as chair at NHS Southampton City CCG

NHS Southampton City CCG can confirm Dr Mark Kelsey has started his new role as its Clinical Chair from this month. 

Dr Kelsey takes over from Dr Sue Robinson, who retired from the role at the end of 2017.

Dr Kelsey trained in Southampton and has been a GP in the city since 2005. Since 2013, he has been the CCG’s GP Board lead for communications and engagement and information technology, and for the last two years has served as Deputy Clinical Chair of the Governing Body.

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