To help protect you, and those around you this winter, it is important to have your flu jab if you are eligible for one.
The free flu jab is offered to those at increased risk from the effects of flu. This includes those aged over 65, pregnant women, carers, people with long term conditions and children from age 2 - primary school age.
If you are eligible for the flu jab it is a really important way to help protect you from flu and any complications. Getting the flu jab also protects those around you who may be more vulnerable if they catch flu.
Speak to your GP, pharmacist or midwife and get your flu jab booked today. Find out more at www.nhs.uk/flujab.
The NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is holding a series of events across the county, to discuss plans for the future of health and care. Locally, there will be a drop-in event running between 4.00 - 7.00pm on Monday 14 October 2019, at The Spark, Solent University, Southampton to discuss plans for the future of health and care.
NHS 111, ambulance services, GP services and community services are working even closer together to provide local people with the right care in the right place at the right time.
Working together we are developing access to healthcare professionals who can advise on the most appropriate clinical care, including callers with mental health problems, medication requirements and children’s health issues.
We have also introduced NHS 111 online as another way of using the service to make it easier for local people to get the urgent advice and support they need.
We asked local people for their views, through an online survey, to help us consider how we can deliver the best possible service. Find out more about the survey results and the key themes.
Mental health is just as important as physical health, and there is always something we can do to improve it. Every Mind Matters, a new campaign launched by Public Health England in partnership with the NHS, highlights the simple steps we can all take to look after our mental health and be better prepared for life’s ups and downs.
The campaign features a free NHS-approved online tool, which builds an action plan to help you deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, improve sleep and help you feel more in control.
Find your way to better mental health with Every Mind Matters. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters to create ‘Your Mind Plan’ and discover simple steps to look after your mental health.
Are you ready to end your relationship with smoking? With the right support you will be. Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England (PHE), is back with a range of support to help you quit.
Visit the Stoptober website where you can download the app, get a free personalised quit plan and learn more about how Stoptober can support you, a family member or a friend on the journey to quit smoking.
Here in the city support to stop smoking is also available from local pharmacies. Find out more about support here in Southampton at www.southampton.gov.uk/stopsmoking.