Flu Vaccination - get yours soon!
Flu jab season is just around the corner. Eligible patients will be getting texts and letters about the availability for flu jabs.
We are also going to be running clinics on a Saturday for eligible patients to get their flu jabs;
Saturday 29th September at Adelaide Surgery
Sataurday 6th October at Portswood Surgery starting at 9am
Information on who is eligbile for a flu jab and further information can be found here.
Ready for a new you? with Southampton Healthy Living
Did you make any health-related New Years Resolutions? Would you like some support to achieve your health goals?
Southampton Healthy Living are a FREE NHS service offering support around stopping smoking, losing weight, getting active and reducing alcohol intake. They run weight loss and stop smoking clinics at many GP surgeries and community venues around the city, so there will be one somewhere close to you. They are also able to provide free nicotine replacement products and a free 12 week WeightWatchers subscription. To find out more give them a call on 0300 123 3791 or visit their website :
NHS Breast Screening Programme
There has been recent talk in the media about a problem with the NHS Breast Screening Programme. An issue led to some women who were due to be invited for mammography between their 68th and 71st birthday missing their final invitation. Public Health England will write to all affected women to let them know where they can go for advice or support. If you are concerned please call 0800 169 2692 for further information
Phone issues at our sites - update
In recent weeks we've been trying something different with our phones. Following the recent technical issues, some measures have been taken to improve the quality of the calls. We've also centralised the calls into our three surgery sites to try and allow more calls to be answered in less time. We would like to get any patient feedback on this new arrangement. If you're popping into the surgery, please let a receptionist know.
You can do more online!
Did you know that you can order your repeat prescriptions, book routine appointments and more online from your computer, tablet or smartphone? You can get access by speaking to reception at your surgery site. We do need to see some ID and we'll give you a username and password to access the services via the Online Services page above. It's also got links to download the Apple and Android apps.
Are you eligible for a shingles vaccination?
People in their 70's born on or after 2nd September 1942 and those aged 78 or 79 are eligible for shingles vaccination. Click the link below to launch the calculator and check if you are eligible.
Shingles Vaccine eligibility calculator