Update from NHS England, Thursday 7th May:
Update from NHS England, Wednesday 6 May 2020:
“The NHS is still here for you this Early May Bank Holiday and we are working hard to make sure everyone is able to receive the care they need during these difficult times.
Headlines below from the briefing NHS support and information for Early May Bank Holiday weekend
In Portsmouth a number of pharmacies will be open in each area to provide prescriptions and essential over-the-counter medication. People are advised to check opening times before travelling.
Local Pharmacy details are at https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/
GP practices will be working together to ensure that people living in all areas can access primary care on the Early May Bank Holiday (Friday 8 May) if they need to.
For Portsmouth people should simply contact their practice by calling or using the online eConsult service, and they will be able to access advice over the phone, by video consultation or a face to face appointment if that is required. If someone does require a face to face appointment this may not take place at their usual practice, but this will be explained to you when the appointment is made.
Urgent Treatment Centres and Minor Injuries Units
- Urgent treatment centres (UTCs) and minor injuries units (MIUs) can help with a number of conditions including
- cuts and grazes
- sprains and strains
- broken bones or fractures
- bites and stings
- infected wounds
- minor head injuries
- minor eye problems.
you are advised to call ahead before attending.
- Portsmouth – St Mary’s Urgent Treatment Centre on the St Mary’s Community Health Campus, Milton (0333 200 1822) – 7.30am – 10pm weekdays and 8am – 10pm weekends and bank holidays.
Visit https://www.stmarystreatmentcentre.nhs.uk/utc for details.
- If you need dental advice, call your usual dental practice if they are open or contact 111 while they are closed, and the team can find the right support for you.
- “If you do need mental health support, you can access specialist help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by contacting NHS 111 online or phoning 111 and the Mental Health Triage Service can find the right support for you
- Solent Mind has also set up a coronavirus wellbeing hub with lots of useful resources. https://www.solentmind.org.uk/our-services/portsmouth-support-and-recovery-service/
Here is a link to the full information available for Portsmouth