Latest News — articles for August 2017

A photo of students, with wording encouraging first time university students to get the Men ACWY vaccine to protect against meningitis and septicaemia.

Starting university this year? Don’t forget your Men ACWY vaccine

Are you starting university this year, or know someone who is? Teenagers and "fresher" students going to university for the first time are advised to have the Men ACWY vaccination to prevent against meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

Speak to your GP about the Men ACWY vaccine or visit to find out more.

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Could you fit a 10 minute brisk walk into to your day?

Modern day life makes it hard to be healthy, so it’s not surprising that most of us are not fitting enough physical activity into our day.

But a daily brisk walk of just ten minutes can make a huge difference to your health, it gets the heart pumping faster, can make you feel better, more energetic and improve your mood. Over time, brisk walking can help to lower the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Medicine at a pharmacy

August bank holiday pharmacy opening times

Details of pharmacies open in Southampton on the bank holiday, Monday 28 August 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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