A repeat prescription allows you to get your regular medicines without having to see your doctor each time. Some people currently order their repeat prescriptions themselves from their GP Practice, whilst others choose to use a pharmacy to order their repeat medications on their behalf.
In Southampton, starting in 2020, pharmacies will no longer be able to order your prescriptions on your behalf. Repeat prescriptions will need to be ordered directly from your GP Practice. Find out more about what this could mean for you.
Over the last 12 months, 2874 people started donating blood in Southampton – their donations will save and improve lives.
However there is a national shortage of new male donors. Only 43% of England’s blood donors are now male. It’s vital more men start giving blood to get the balance right.
Men are particularly important donors for two reasons. Men can donate more often because they have higher iron levels. Men’s blood can be used in more ways - some of them are extraordinary. For example, did you know only men’s blood is used for complete blood transfusions in newborn babies.Find out more.
Over the next few months, NHS Southampton City CCG will be looking into the GP practice buildings and facilities in the east of the city, and how accessible you find these facilities to use – and we need to hear from you. Our review will cover all areas of Southampton east of the River Itchen including Bitterne Park, Bitterne, Harefield, Peartree, Sholing, and Woolston.
We want to find out from you what is important about accessing GP services in your area, to help our review. Find out more and have your say.
With the festive season fast approaching, we want to help make sure you know about the Southampton health services and the range of support here to help you over the Christmas and new year bank holidays. Find out more in our festive health guide.
Details of pharmacies open in Southampton over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays are available on the NHS England website: www.england.nhs.uk/south-east/our-work/pharmacy-opening-hours.
Opening times are provided by the pharmacies and are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change. So 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 the bank holiday weekend and aren't sure where to go, the NHS 111 team are there for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The 111 team can find the right local service for you, including out of hours GP appointments, mental health support, the Urgent Treatment Centre and emergency dentists. Visit 111.nhs.uk or phone 111.