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Press releases

Press releases
Arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth: Urgent Care advice

Due to the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday 16 August, Portsmouth, Gosport and the surrounding area is likely to be very busy from early in the morning and potentially for most of the day. Should you need urgent care or NHS help in a hurry, there are several options available.

15 August 2017
Same day GP appointment service to start in Fareham

Hundreds of Fareham patients are set to benefit from a new same-day GP appointment service which will start next month.

08 August 2017
August Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

NHS England has published the August Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times for the Gosport and Fareham areas.

You can access details for Monday August 28 by clicking here.

The details are correct at the time published but are subject to change. You are advised to contact the pharmacy before attending to ensure they are open and have the medication you require.

Further details and opening times of pharmacies are available on NHS Choices by clicking here.

07 August 2017
GPs praise life-saving Organ Donor Register

Portsmouth area GPs have praised the national Organ Donor Register which has saved more than 1,200 lives in Hampshire. 

11 July 2017
eConsult now saving 550 GP appointments a week

Under-pressure GP practices across parts of Hampshire are saving at least 550 GP appointments a week thanks to the online eConsult service.

04 July 2017
Big increase in health checks for people with learning disabilities

Newly-published figures show a dramatic improvement in the number of patients with learning disabilities receiving free annual health checks from GPs in parts of Hampshire.

27 June 2017
New milestone for Surgery signposters in Gosport

A project sign-posting Gosport people to healthier and happier lives has reached a special milestone – helping its 250th patient.

21 June 2017
NHS feels the heat as hot weather continues

With the heatwave still in place, doctors are urging people not to underestimate the risks of hot weather.

20 June 2017
Hot tips as hot weather continues across the South East

News today from the Met Office that the hot weather will now continue across the South East until Thursday, has prompted Public Health England to repeat its advice on how to beat the heat.

19 June 2017
NHS bids to increase the uptake in health checks for people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities often have difficulty in recognising illness, communicating their needs and using health services.

19 June 2017
GP’s concern over falling cervical screening rates

Women are being urged to do more to keep themselves safe from cancer, after a fall in the number of people have cervical cancer screening.

15 June 2017
New acute home visiting service freeing up vital GP time at Gosport

A five-month pilot scheme is providing a swifter response and faster treatment to scores of patients who need a home visit in Gosport.


14 June 2017
Progress report on the GP Forward View

A progress report on plans to help transform GP services across south east Hampshire will be given to a public meeting in Fareham this week.

05 June 2017