Healthier You, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, is now available in Southampton. It is to support people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, to help them adapt their lifestyles to reduce the chances of developing diabetes. Patients are referred into the programme by their GP practice. Find out more about the programme at www.stopdiabetes.co.uk.
A local NHS chief has thanked local residents for coming together and discussing how to improve people’s health in Southampton.
John Richards, Chief Executive Officer at NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group, summed up a successful community seminar and exhibition , attended by local community groups and residents, by describing his top priorities for the NHS and the local community.
You are eligible for the free flu vaccine if you are pregnant, have a long term health condition are aged 65 years or over, or are a carer. Children aged 2 – 3 and school children from reception class through to year 4 are also eligible.
It's an important, easy way to stay well this winter. Don’t delay, ask your GP, pharmacist or midwife about the free flu vaccine today.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Healthy Communities event!The theme of the event was be on working together with Southampton’s communities looking at all aspects of health care, including mental health, and the challenges faced every day by local NHS services.
The event was a busy and informative evening consisting of talks and workshops, and the latest information from the NHS. Find out more.
This year the theme of World Mental Health Day is mental health in the workplace.
Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively. Southampton Steps to Wellbeing is a free, confidential, NHS service for to people aged 18+ offering a range of treatments for people experiencing problems with low mood/depression, anxiety, stress or other common mental health problems.
Find out more about workplace wellbeing and how we are committed to ensuring we have the right services in place to support people in Southampton in our news section.