Did you know that here in Southampton, GP appointments are available throughout the week, into the evening and on weekends?
Matt Stevens, Lay Member of NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group and Chair of the Primary Medical Care Commissioning Committee, who are the local NHS group who make decisions about GP practices in the city, said: “We know that it can be difficult to know where to go when you are feeling unwell, so want to remind people about the range of support available here in Southampton." Read more.
Mental health matters here in Southampton and we are determined to ensure we have the right services in place to support people. For Mental Health Awareness Week we’re supporting the #onyourdoorstep campaign from Solent Mind and signposting the support available here in Southampton to help you stay well. Find out more.
We are supporting Communicare and other partners in the city to set up a Southampton Mental Health Network, which will bring together and raise awareness of the support available in our communities to improve wellbeing.
Communicare, who are leading on setting up the network, are seeking the views of local people, health and care professionals, community groups and the voluntary sector to ensure as many people as possible can get involved in Mental Health Network events.
Find out more from Communicare and share your views in the survey - https://communicareinsouthampton.org.uk/mental-health-we-would-like-your-opinion/. The closing date is Sunday 12 May.
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.
Not everybody needs the same help when they call NHS 111. One person may want to know where their local pharmacy is, another may need a community nurse and someone else may need to speak to a doctor.
Working together we are developing access to healthcare professionals who will be able to advise on the most appropriate clinical care, including callers with mental health problems, medication requirements and children’s health issues. Find out more and have your say.
Details of pharmacies open in Southampton on the two May bank holidays (Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May) are available on our website: Southampton pharmacy opening times for the May bank holidays 2019
As well as dispensing medicine, pharmacists can also help with expert advice on minor illnesses and injuries, such as hayfever and sore throats, and many pharmacies can provide emergency contraception. Find out more.