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    When was your last eye test?

    This week we’re supporting National Eye Health Week, which aims to raise awareness of why eye tests are so important.

    Having an eye test isn’t just about checking your vision. It is also an important check of the health of your eyes and any early signs of eye conditions, such as glaucoma. Even conditions such as diabetes or hypertension can be detected in an eye test.

  2. Holding hands

    New charity partner to join Countess Mountbatten House

    Countess Mountbatten House, a much valued hospice based at the Moorgreen Hospital site in West End, Southampton, provides expert care for patients at the end of their lives and support for their families across Southampton and the surrounding communities in Hampshire.

    The hospice has been diligently supported by the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity over the past forty years.

    From 1 October 2018, a new partnership is forming to run the hospice and increase the fundraising capabilities.

    Mountbatten, the charity responsible for running the Mountbatten Hospice and other end of life services on the Isle of Wight, will be partnering with the existing team at the Countess Mountbatten House and charity team.

  3. Poster for the Hands of Love event on Sunday 2 September 11am - 2pm at Guildhall Square SO147DU. The event celebrates 70 years of the NHS and the contribution Black, Asian and minority ethnic people from all around the world have made to the NHS here in Southampton.

    Hands of Love – celebrating 70 years of the NHS in Southampton

    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:

  4. Medicine at a pharmacy

    August bank holiday pharmacy opening times in Southampton 2018

    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. 

  5. Image of a female doctor, Dr Jyoti Sood, holding a sign that says

    Blood in your pee? Tell your doctor

    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

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