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Cervical screening can save your life – if you attend

That’s the message from the NHS in Southampton this week as the city’s GPs support Cervical Screening Awareness Week. 

Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable, but it starts with taking up the offer to be screened. 

Cancer screening is proven to have reduced the number of cancer instances in the city but there are still a large number of the population not taking up the offer. 

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Cyber attack update – NHS services in Southampton

Following the cyber attack which affected some NHS organisations, we would like to reassure people that NHS services in Southampton are open as usual today, Monday 15 May 2017.

If you have a hospital appointment or an appointment at your GP practice, you should attend as planned unless you are contacted and told not to.

The NHS 111 service and local pharmacies are also open as usual if you need medical help or advice.

We will continue to keep this page updated with any further messages.

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Pharmacy opening times - May bank holidays

Details of pharmacies open in Southampton on the May bank holidays (Monday 1 and Monday 29 May 2017) are available on our website.

Opening times are provided by the pharmacies, details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

If you do need to visit a pharmacy on a bank holiday, please call ahead to check they are open and have the medicine you need.

If you need medical help or advice and aren't sure where to go, phone 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobiles.
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Easter pharmacy opening times 2017

Details of pharmacies open in Southampton over the Easter weekend are available on our website.

Opening times are provided by the pharmacies, details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

If you do need to visit a pharmacy over a bank holiday please call ahead to check they are open and have the medicine you need.

If you need medical help or advice over Easter and aren't sure where to go, phone 111. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

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Bowel Cancer Screening could save your life but you have to return the test!

The NHS in Southampton is raising awareness about the importance of screening for Bowel Cancer during Bowel Cancer Awareness month.

Last year, just 56% of the population eligible for screening in Southampton, took up the offer and returned their sample kit for testing.

In the UK, from the age of 60 until your 74th birthday, a bowel screening kit is sent to your home automatically, every two years. You don’t need to have experienced any symptoms of bowel cancer, the test picks up early signs of cancer that may otherwise, go undetected. It is this early diagnosis that has proven to be the life-saving key to bowel cancer treatment.

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