COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

  We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being…

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More GP surgeries gearing up to offer Covid vaccine to patients

  Further GP surgeries across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are getting ready to start vaccinating patients over the next few days, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history. Following 10 sites across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight successfully starting at the beginning of this week, a further…

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Mass Vaccination update

The Government has asked the NHS to be ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England from December 2020, so that those at greatest risk will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available. Across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the NHS is working closely with partners across all public services…

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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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Don’t suffer in silence: mental health services in Portsmouth

Don’t suffer in silence – there is a lot of help and support available in Portsmouth for anyone experiencing mental health problems. Dr Nick Moore, a city GP and executive member of NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Covid-19 has obviously had a major impact on life but it’s important to look after your mental…

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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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