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Press releases

Press releases
Think pharmacist first for minor illnesses

An estimated 2,500 GP appointments a week – or 500 a day - in the Portsmouth area are taken up by patients with self-treatable conditions including as colds and tummy aches.

13 February 2018
No room for complacency during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

A leading GP is advising young women in Hampshire how a five minute test could detect potentially life threatening cancerous cells.

25 January 2018
No let-up in the fight against diabetes

A leading Fareham GP today vowed there must no let-up in the challenge to tackle diabetes across south east Hampshire. 

18 January 2018
Preventing slips, trips and falls this winter

Falls are a common, but often overlooked cause of injury and for many older people, particularly those with long term health conditions, they can happen more often.

16 January 2018
Help us help you during this very busy time

NHS services across the local area have seen an increase in demand over the past few weeks, including the Emergency Department (ED) at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

06 January 2018
Continence Service improving patient care

A new ‘continence prescription service’ launched a year ago is improving patient care and reducing GP workload across parts of south east Hampshire.

21 December 2017
Remember the code to help beat Norovirus this Christmas

Portsmouth area GPs today urged people to protect themselves against the winter vomiting bug Norovirus. 

19 December 2017
Your health options if you need help over the festive season

If you need an urgent GP appointment over Christmas or New Year, help is at hand from your local NHS.

19 December 2017
Help the NHS and your community this Christmas by choosing the right health service

It is that time of year where we are all busy planning for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. One thing we don’t always expect, or plan for, over the festive period is to be unwell.  NHS organisations across Hampshire are urging people to understand which health service to use if you feel unwell over the holidays to help make sure that the thousands of people feeling unwell this winter get the care they need, as swiftly as possible.

18 December 2017
Lethal combination of loneliness and winter

England’s most senior nurse Professor Jane Cummings has warned of the “lethal” combination of loneliness and cold weather this winter.

13 December 2017
Same day access service seeing around 200 visitors a week

The new Fareham Primary Care Service (FPCS) saw nearly 1,000 patients in five weeks – at an average rate of around 200 a week.

11 December 2017
When is your local pharmacy open over Christmas and New Year?

Like most of us, pharmacists will be enjoying a well-earned break over the festive season, meaning it’s best to make sure we have what we need before they close up.

05 December 2017
Level 2 Cold Weather Alert

With severe winter weather conditions set to hit the South East of England, local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are advising the public to take extra care.

29 November 2017