Details of pharmacies open in Southampton on the two May bank holidays (Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May) are available on our website: Southampton pharmacy opening times for the May bank holidays 2019
As well as dispensing medicine, pharmacists can also help with expert advice on minor illnesses and injuries, such as hayfever and sore throats, and many pharmacies can provide emergency contraception. Find out more.
With the bank holiday approaching, we want to help make sure you know about the local health services here to help you over the long weekend.
With unprecedented numbers of patients attending emergency departments, it is really important to know about the range of health services available over the weekend. Read more.
This week is Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May) which encourages everyone to start a conversation about dementia.
Here in Southampton we are working to become a Dementia Friendly City and there's lots going on in our communities. The Southampton Dementia Action Alliance, led by the Alzheimer’s Society, is a group of originations and individuals who have committed to working together to help people live well with dementia in Southampton. You can keep up to date with The Southampton Dementia Action Alliance and find out how you can get involved on Facebook and Twitter. Read more.
Did you know that here in Southampton, GP appointments are available throughout the week, into the evening and on weekends?
Matt Stevens, Lay Member of NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group and Chair of the Primary Medical Care Commissioning Committee, who are the local NHS group who make decisions about GP practices in the city, said: “We know that it can be difficult to know where to go when you are feeling unwell, so want to remind people about the range of support available here in Southampton." Read more.
Mental health matters here in Southampton and we are determined to ensure we have the right services in place to support people. For Mental Health Awareness Week we’re supporting the #onyourdoorstep campaign from Solent Mind and signposting the support available here in Southampton to help you stay well. Find out more.