Latest News — articles for March 2018

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Local Solutions Launch Meetings

Your local NHS and Southampton City Council would like to invite you to a meeting to discuss how you can support people in your community. Led by the CCG and with support from Southampton Voluntary Services, Local Solutions groups are being launched across the city. Local Solutions is for anyone in the community who wants to address local issues and gaps in support in the area, plan projects or interventions and help to build relationships between GP surgeries and the local community.

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Easter pharmacy opening times 2018

Details of pharmacies open in Southampton over the Easter weekend are available on our website. As well as dispensing medicine, pharmacists can also provide expert advice on minor illnesses and injuries, such as hayfever and sore throats, and many pharmacies can provide emergency contraception. 

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 Easter 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.

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Hop to it! Don’t forget to order your repeat prescription for Easter

With Easter just a hop away, have you stocked up on any repeat prescriptions you need ahead of the bank holiday?

GP practices normally require 48 hours to process repeat prescriptions, so make sure you order any medicine you’ll need ahead of the Easter weekend.

Find out more about the services available in Southampton over Easter

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Thank you to all the Southampton health and care snow heroes

Thank you to all health and care staff who have been busy working through the day and night to help us stay well and keep warm at GP practices, in hospital, out in the community, on the roads and answering your calls.
 
We have heard some amazing stories of the efforts staff and the community have gone to in the snow. If you know of a local health, care or community Southampton #snowhero please do let us know so we can make sure they get the thanks they deserve!
 
As the cold weather looks set to stay over the weekend, please take care out there. For advice to help you, and those more vulnerable to the cold, stay warm and well visit www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/KeepWarmKeepWell.aspx. Southampton City Council also has lots of useful local information on their website including advice on helping the homeless, support to keep your home warm and updates on travel in the city: www.southampton.gov.uk/news/article.aspx?id=tcm:63-398559.
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