We’re delighted to be working with Southampton City Council and the Alzheimer’s Society to make Southampton a dementia friendly city. The launch event is taking place on Friday 20 January 12pm – 3pm at St Marys Football Stadium. This link has details of the event.
Visit www.nhs.uk/staywell for top tips to help you, and those around you, stay warm and well as the temperature drops.
If you are worried about keeping your home warm this winter, local support and advice is available from the Southampton Healthy Homes team, visit www.environmentcentre.com/projects/healthy-homes for more information.
Change4Life are back with their latest campaign, Be Food Smart, highlighting the surprising amount of sugar, saturated fat and salt found in everyday food and drink and encouraging families to make healthier food and drink choices.
The Be Food Smart app is free to download and works by scanning the barcode of products, revealing the total sugar, saturated fat and salt inside and providing hints and tips for adults plus fun food detectives activities for kids. Get your family involved and find out more on the Change4Life website.
With the festive season fast approaching, local doctors want to help make sure you know about the Southampton health services here for you over the holiday period.
Local GP and Chair of NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Sue Robinson, said: "We all know the lead up to Christmas is busy, and we might not be thinking about our health as we get ready for the holidays, so we hope these simple tips will help to let you know about the services and support available here in Southampton."
Details of pharmacies open in Southampton over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays 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 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 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.