Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group
Portsmouth NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for commissioning a wide range of NHS services for people who live and work in the city of Portsmouth. The CCG aims to work with organisations providing care to ensure that city residents get the highest quality care possible.
We are clinically-led, and have close relationships with our members – the GP practices serving patients across Portsmouth – and are working closely with our primary care services to manage demand and access, particularly as we head into winter.
We work alongside Portsmouth City Council to improve and integrate NHS and social care services through the Health and Care Portsmouth programme.
Portsmouth Practices announce plans to merge
Lake Road Practice and Sunnyside Medical Centre are excited to announce plans to merge later in the year. The proposed merger is to ensure the...View More
Past and current smokers invited to get free lung health check
Past and current smokers in Portsmouth are being invited to a NHS lung health check in a drive to improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer...View More
Do I have COVID, a common cold, or something else? How you can tell the difference between symptoms
Though the weather is getting warmer, colds, coughs, and viruses (including COVID-19) are still with us. Some of these illnesses can have very similar symptoms,...View More
GP practices appeal for patience and kindness
GP practices, like all NHS services locally, are currently experiencing increased demand for services, and with escalating COVID-19 cases and increased staff absences, GPs are...View More
Urgent plea to public in Hampshire and Isle of Wight amid “perfect storm” of NHS pressures and rocketing rates of COVID-19
Health leaders today issue an urgent plea to communities amid a “perfect storm” of rising pressure on services and rocketing COVID-19 rates. It comes as...View More
NHS offers top tips to get the best care, and support frontline teams
With frontline health and care teams facing significant pressures, NHS leaders are offering advice on how to get the best possible care – and to...View More
The Harbour now open seven evenings-a-week
Out-of-hours mental health crisis service, The Harbour, has expanded the service to accommodate supporting local people seven evenings-a-week. Originally set up in autumn to run...View More
NHS across Hampshire and Isle of Wight appeal for public’s help as services remain exceptionally busy
The NHS across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight health system remains extremely busy and a major incident remains in place, following a significant water...View More
100,000 booster jabs given in Portsmouth
More than 100,000 COVID-19 booster jabs have now been given in Portsmouth, marking a major milestone in the roll-out of the country's largest vaccination programme....View More
Help us to help you… have a healthy, happy winter
Feeling healthy and happy during winter can be a struggle for many of us – darker days, cold weather, and seasonal bugs. And that’s without...View More
If you feel ill or have had an accident, it can be difficult to know which NHS service to use and when. Though A&E might seem the easiest choice, it should only be used in an emergency. We have developed a handy guide to help you choose the right service for you.
Do you need urgent medical help that isn't a life-threatening emergency?
Urgent ... Treatment Centres can treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries, including sprains and strains, bites, minor burns and infections, up to minor head injuries and broken bones.
COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at ASDA, The Bridge Shopping Centre in ... Fratton #Portsmouth
💉 Friday 20 May, 11am – 6pm
💉Saturday 21 May, 10am – 5pm
No need to book, just walk-in for your first, second, or booster dose!
Full details: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccinations/#walk
Ask for help from your midwife, health visitor or GP as soon as possible if you think... you might have postnatal depression. Postnatal depression can be lonely and distressing, but support and treatments are available.
Find out more: http://ow.ly/RqO650J7fSh
If something in your body doesn’t feel right, the thought it could be cancer can ... play on your mind. But most people who go for tests find out it’s not cancer.
Finding out sooner is always better. Contact your GP practice.
If you are already taking oral contraceptives, you can now obtain repeat ... prescriptions from 10 pharmacies across Portsmouth. The new service aims to increase access and take the strain away from local primary care.
Learn more about this service here: https://letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/contraception/portsmouth-pharmacy-pilot/
May is #StrokeAwarenessMonth.
When stroke strikes, it's important to think and act ... F.A.S.T. Check:
Face - has it fallen on one side?
Arms – can you keep them raised?
Speech – is it slurred?
Time - it’s time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs.
A dementia diagnosis can come as a shock to the person ... with the condition and those around them. However, there are sources of help and support for everyone involved: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia/
Self care is about taking control of our own health. How do you practise self care?...
It could be eating a balanced diet, being active, or having a well-stocked medicine cabinet to treat minor ailments.
Find out more at https://www.portsmouthccg.nhs.uk/your-health/#self-care
There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health this ... #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
If you're feeling anxious, stressed, low, or struggling to sleep, visit #EveryMindMatters for support, advice, and helpful tips.
Cervical screening saves lives. So don't ignore your cervical screening invite and if... you missed your last one, book an appointment with your GP practice.
Find out more about cervical screening at http://nhs.uk/cervicalscreening
For many of our NHS colleagues, the past two years have been challenging. There is ... support available.
If you work in health and social care and you're finding things difficult — please come forward for help. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek https://www.england.nhs.uk/supporting-our-nhs-people/support-now/staff-mental-health-and-wellbeing-hubs/
Ways you can help lift loneliness this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek:
⚽ Join a sports... club
🎮 Play a game with friends or family
😇 Volunteer locally
📞 Check in with loved ones
Find out how you can help lift someone out of loneliness:
The early signs of a heart attack can include squeezing across the chest and a ... feeling of unease.
It’s never too early to call 999 and describe your symptoms.
This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. It's important to talk about your mental ... health and wellbeing and remember that you are not alone. Help is available for anyone struggling with their mental health - find out about some of the services in #Portsmouth in the thread below.
When you think you need A&E, go to NHS 111 first.
They'll help you right away ... and, if needed, they can direct you to an urgent treatment centre, emergency dental service, GP, pharmacy or another more appropriate local service.
Visit https://111.nhs.uk/ or call 111.
Did you know around 1 in 10 children in the UK aren’t vaccinated against measles, ... mumps or rubella?
Vaccines are the best possible defence against these diseases. If in doubt, check your child’s red book to make sure they are protected. For more info: http://nhs.uk/MMR
Your local pharmacy can provide treatment advice about a range of ... common conditions and minor illnesses, no appointment needed.
For expert advice, talk to your pharmacist: http://nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/what-to-expect-from-your-pharmacy-team/
If you need your #covidvaccine, visit the walk-in vaccine clinic at Cascades Shopping... Centre to get your first, second, or booster jab - no appointment needed!
💉 Friday 6 May, 10am - 6pm
💉 Saturday 7 May, 10am - 6pm
Children aged 5-11 can attend local COVID-19 vaccine clinics taking place every ... Sunday in May.
Appointments must be made via the national booking system. Family bookings are also available.
Read more: http://ow.ly/jEmy50IVH7K
Having a baby is a big life event and it's natural to experience a range of emotions....
If you’re feeling low, anxious or depressed, don’t keep it in. Speak to your family, friends, midwife, health visitor or GP. https://bit.ly/3lRIfUV