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Press releases

Press releases
NHS e-Referral Service receives its 100 millionth booking

The NHS e-Referral Service has hit 100 million bookings since it was launched in 2005 as the NHS Choose and Book Service.

17 December 2018
When is your local pharmacy open this Christmas and New Year?

Lots of pharmacies will be changing their opening hours over the festive season, which means it’s very important to make sure we all have everything we need to stay well over Christmas.

11 December 2018
Electronic referrals benefiting patients

Early indications are that the introduction of ‘paperless referrals’ for patients for their first outpatient consultant-led services at hospital has been a great success. 

10 December 2018
Is your repeat prescription on your Christmas list?

Christmas will be here before we know it, and with three weekdays lost to public holidays over the coming festive period, people who need repeat prescriptions are being reminded to plan ahead.

05 December 2018
Improving wheelchair services – can you help?

The NHS in Portsmouth and south east Hampshire is reviewing the way that wheelchair services work, to learn how improvements can be made.

27 November 2018
CQC rates Rowner Surgery as good

Rowner Surgery has been rated as “good overall” by independent health inspectors.

19 November 2018
100% ‘good’ rating for every GP practice

All 38 GP practices in the South Eastern Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport areas have been rated as ‘good overall’ by independent inspectors. 

12 November 2018
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Top GPs support smoke-free Queen Alexandra Hospital

Two top Hampshire GPs today welcomed plans to make Queen Alexandra Hospital at Portsmouth smoke-free next year.

31 October 2018
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Wall to wall poster success for CCG

A Fareham-based GP-led NHS organisation has won a Wessex regional poster competition to showcase and celebrate patient safety and quality improvement excellence.

16 October 2018
More GP practices take phlebotomy services in-house

Changes are taking place to the way that blood tests are carried out across parts of the Fareham, Gosport and south eastern Hampshire areas.

16 October 2018
Flu warning for people with a learning disability

People who have a learning disability can be more susceptible to the effects of flu and at increased risk of developing complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia. 


10 October 2018
GP Online Services

Nearly 14 million patients across England are now securely using online services with their family doctor.

26 September 2018
Partnership praise for GP’s new lead role with NHS Clinical Commissioners

A GP’s top new appointment to a national organisation was today applauded by the local NHS. 

25 September 2018
Fareham Primary Care Service extended

A GP scheme to help patients access same-day appointments and also enable doctors to spend more time with complex cases is being extended to include a home-visiting service.

20 September 2018