People who use Hampshire’s NHS Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) are being encouraged to take part in an online survey. The survey is being run by NHS Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on behalf of the other CCGs across Hampshire. It is available via this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Patient-Transport-Service. This survey closes February 17. Find out more about this survey and its importance.
The NHS in Southampton and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. Find out more about this.
A ribbon cutting ceremony has official marked the opening of Southampton Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), based at the Royal South Hants Hospital, in Brinton Terrace.
The UTC, which was previously a Minor Injuries Unit, now sees, on average, 166 patients a day and is open from 7.30am – 9.30pm weekdays and at 8am during weekends and bank holiday Mondays.
The centre provides fast, convenient and expert care for any NHS patient with a minor injury or illness that is not life or limb threatening. Find out more.
Let’s start a conversation about mental health
We’re supporting Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6 February, which is all about getting us talking about mental health. This day is a great opportunity for everyone to have a conversation about mental health – whether that’s texting a friend, chatting to a colleague at lunchtime or organising an event. Talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to be and you don’t need to have all the answers, just listening can make a big difference. Find out more about how you can start a conversation around mental health and the support here in Southampton.
The first 11 Southampton patients have had a lung health check-up as part of a new NHS service coming to the city this year which will be offered to over 22,000 people.
The Southampton lung health check service will be run by specially trained nurses and is designed to detect early signs of any lung problems. Lung health checks will be offered to people aged 55 – 74 who are registered with a Southampton GP practice and are current or former smokers. Find out more.