The Southampton Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) is led by highly skilled nurses, who are supported by GP’s and other health professionals, who can offer treatment, advice and information for a range of injuries and illnesses that need urgent medical attention, but are not life-threatening. The waiting times can be considerably less than at the emergency department and the UTC team can also refer or direct you to the most appropriate service for you if you need to be seen elsewhere.
You don’t need to make an appointment, the UTC is open to all NHS patients and you can also call NHS 111 before visiting to get an appointment at a specific time. Find out more about the service.
Most of us welcome the hot and sunny weather but some people are more vulnerable to the heat, such as babies and young children, those aged over 75 and people with existing medical conditions.
Whether you're staying at home, looking out for your neighbours in hot weather or jetting off somewhere hot, here are some simple tips to help the whole family to stay well and keep cool. For lots more summer health advice, visit the NHS website for help with:
New mental health support teams will be rolled out to a number of schools in Southampton following a successful bid for funding from the local NHS.
Southampton has been confirmed as one of 57 areas in England which will take part in the scheme.
Funded by NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group, two new support teams will be put in place to support 16,000 pupils in the city. Their focus will be on early intervention for mental health and emotional wellbeing issues for children and young people. Find out more.
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.