Join us at Guildhall Square on Sunday 2 September to celebrate 70 years of the NHS and the vital contribution made by Black, Asian and minority ethnic people from all around the world.
Organised by Unity 101 Community Radio, Hands of Love will bring together speakers from across the NHS and the community here in Southampton with music, choirs and a variety of food.
Everyone is welcome to join the event, which starts at 11am and runs until around 2pm.
Find out more about Hands of Love and the full line up from Unity 101: http://unity101.org/posts/2018-08-21-2nd-hands-of-love.
Details of pharmacies open in Southampton on the August bank holiday, Monday 27 August 2018, are available on our website - August bank holiday pharmacy opening times for Southampton 2018.
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 weekend and aren't sure where to go, phone 111. The NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobiles. The 111 team can find the right local service for you, including out of hours GP appointments and emergency dentists.
Blood in pee could be a sign of cancer. Finding it early makes it more treatable. So if you see blood in your pee, even it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor.
Knowing the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers and going to see the doctor if you have any of them could save your life.
For more information visit www.nhs.uk/bloodinpee.
Two local health and care heroes will be representing Southampton at the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards at the Palace of Westminster this week, a prestigious award ceremony to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.
Chris and Steve Beal were chosen as regional champions in the Patient and Public Involvement Award category. They will now vie with other regional winners from across the country for the national award, which will be presented at a special ceremony on Wednesday 4 July – the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday.
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.