2018 marks 70 years of the NHS. To help us celebrate the NHS in Southampton, we have been gathering local stories and memories.
Thank you to everyone who has shared a story so far, we have loved hearing how the NHS has supported you and your family over the years.
We have now published a selection of the great memories we have received so far and you can read them all on our website.
Details of pharmacies open in Southampton on the two May bank holiday Mondays (Monday 7 and Monday 28 May) 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 tha bank holiday weekend 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.
Health and care professionals will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals and GPs and social care across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.
New partnerships will be introduced giving health and care staff better and faster access to vital information about the person in their care, so they can determine the right action as quickly as possible, whether that is urgent tests or a referral to a specialist.
NHS England has announced that three areas, covering 14 million people, have been chosen to become ‘Local Health and Care Record Exemplars’ (LHCRE).
Two local members of the group Consult and Challenge, and the Let’s Loop Southampton initiative have been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the South in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.
As regional champion in The Patient and Public Involvement Award category, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for a national award to be presented at a special ceremony in the Palace of Westminster in July.
Our health roadshows are back for a second year, starting on Tuesday 22 May at Guildhall Square from 10am – 4pm.
Join us on board the We Make Southampton bus to find out more about the services and support available in Southampton and share your experiences of health services in the city.
The theme of our first roadshow is diabetes, stroke and cancer and will be joined by local partners from health organisations and the voluntary sector.
We hope to see you on board!
If you have any queries about the roadshow do get in touch with our communications team by email or phoning 023 8029 6038.