This week Southampton City Council and the local NHS have pledge to work in partnership to continue to identify and support carers in Southampton.
This coincides with the national Carers Week, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Find out more about the support available for carers here in Southampton.
John Richards, who has been Chief Executive Officer of NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) since the organisation was established in 2013, retired in June after over 30 years working in the health service.
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.