Self Care, Local Services and Community Support
This page is dedicated to provide you with advice and guidance regarding how to manage your conditions, how to deal with minor injury or illness that doesn't require treatment or advice from us. While there are many resources available online to learn about health and social care such as NHS' website, we have gathered information regarding local and national services that we hope will help you manage your condition on your own or with support available locally without need for formal referral from us. A directory of local services is also avaialble on the weblinks provided with in the web page.
Please scroll down this page to find more information about support you can find for yourself and family members, as well as advice about long term conditions such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and more...
Please visit Southampton City Council Webpage to learn about adult social support provisions in the city: https://www.southampton.gov.uk/self-assessment-tool/
Use the Right Service - Get Help Finding the Right NHS Service
Use the Right Service aims to help people access the correct NHS services. Throughout this website, you can find information about what service is best for you, and how you can make an appointment or visit the most suitable service. Use the Right Service has been developed by HealthWeb Solutions and a number of NHS partner organisations. You can find out more on their About Us page.
You can also view the Use the Right Service artwork in a variety of different languages, here.
Minor Injuries & Illness
We have pulled together information to help you manage minor illnesses/injuries yourself. Please click here to learn more about treating yourself or local services that you can access to access furhter advice and treatment including minor injuries unit and minor eye conditions service.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
- Treat yourself at home
- Go to a Primary Care Centre
- AS a pharmacist - find a local pharmacy
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
Online Life Saving Course
RevivR is free, interactive, online CPR training course provided by British Heart Foundation. In just 15 minutes, you can learn how to save a life and receive your very own CPR certificate. It couldn’t be simpler – you just need your mobile phone or tablet and a cushion to practise on. Start the training now, or save it for later and get it sent straight to your inbox, ready when you are.
Free, Independent Advice and Information
Impact on life is a division of Impact Marketing and Publicity Ltd., providing free, independent advice and information through the Health Care Media range of literature which contain useful local contacts and further sources of specific information. It offers a range of literature that covers 158 Health Districts. These are distributed free-of-charge to the public through distributors comprising of doctors surgeries, citizen advice centres, various charities and NHS hospital trusts. The publications aim to provide invaluable advice to members of the public and are financed through the inclusion of relevant local advertising beneficial to the reader.