New coronavirus testing site for North Portsmouth

As part of the work to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities, a new coronavirus testing facility opened on 6 November at Northarbour Road in Cosham. The site will operate 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm. Tests at the new site are only available by booking online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling…

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New local Covid-19 Contact Tracing service

A local Covid-19 contact tracing system is now in operation to reach those Portsmouth residents the national service has been unable get hold of but who have tested positive and need to self-isolate. This will help to keep the infection rate throughout the city low and protect us all. The service aims to increase the…

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Why you may need to wait to get your flu vaccination

People are being thanked for their patience in receiving the flu jab this year as the NHS embarks on its biggest flu vaccination campaign. This year, the NHS is aiming to vaccinate around 4.5 million people in the South East – up from 2.6 million last winter. The programme includes children aged 2 and up…

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Help Us, Help You – Accessing NHS Services

COVID-19 has had a huge effect on the way that people are accessing NHS services. This includes the fact that many people have been discouraged from seeking medical care as they normally would. The new NHS ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign aims to encourage people that it is safe for them to access a range…

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Help Us To Help You

After an unprecedented joint effort to ensure health and care services can respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the message is: if you need medical help – of any kind – the NHS is here to help you. All NHS organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, working with local authority and emergency service partners,…

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Portsmouth Coronavirus Regional Testing Centre Opens For Key Workers

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility is to open in Portsmouth as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing for thousands more NHS and other key workers. Arrangements for the Isle of Wight are currently being finalised to enable key workers to be tested on the island rather than travelling to the mainland. The…

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Solent Mind launch Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Helpline

Leading Hampshire and Isle of Wight mental health charity Solent Mind have launched a free helpline, available to those experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing issues as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Experienced advisors can offer bitesize support to those feeling anxious or low as well as practical guidance on keeping mentally well during…

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Accessing your NHS services this Easter

Your NHS services are still operating to care for and treat people over this Easter holiday weekend – despite the temporary changes brought in to help tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. Please remember to stay at home to stay safe and help the NHS save lives. If you have a high temperature, a continuous cough and…

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COVID-19: Advice from Portsmouth City Council

Following Government advice that is designed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, the council has taken a number of steps to help ensure the wellbeing of customers, staff and the wider community, while also keeping essential services running. This means some of the services people usually use will be closed, or will be operating…

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