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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the UK and Ovarian Cancer Action are calling on you to help us raise awareness of the symptoms and signs of ovarian cancer. Currently only 3 in 10 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer live beyond 10 years. It’s unacceptable. With 7500 women receiving an ovarian cancer diagnosis in…

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis impacts 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth in the UK, yet so many are still unaware of the condition and its impact.⁠ ⁠ Endometriosis Action Month 2024, are focusing on raising vital awareness of the common symptoms of endometriosis. Improving general public awareness and understanding of the condition ensures that…

Today is Rare Disease Day 2024

RARE DISEASE DAY 2024 Did you know that there are 3.5 million people in the UK living with a rare condition? And that 1 in 17 people will be affected by a rare condition at some point in their lives? For Rare Disease Day 2024 RareDisease.org.uk want to highlight that although rare conditions are individually…

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) 26 February – 3 March 2024

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a vital opportunity to raise awareness of eating disorders. And this year Beat are shining a light on a condition they know doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). ARFID is a condition characterised by the person avoiding certain foods or types of food, having…

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week – My Voice Matters 5th February 24 – 11th February 24 Children’s Mental Health Week is an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and well-being. This week-long event aims to promote positive mental health among children and young people, provide resources for parents and…

World Cancer Day – Close the Care Gap

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer organisation dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health…

Raynaud’s Awareness Month

Raynaud’s Awareness Month, observed throughout the month of February, aims to raise awareness about Raynaud’s phenomenon, a condition that affects blood circulation in extremities such as fingers and toes. Raynaud’s is a common condition that affects up to 10 million people in the UK. The main triggers of a Raynaud’s attack are exposure to the…

LGBT+ History Month- Medicine #UnderTheScope

The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today. They want to showcase the amazing work of LGBT+ staff across the NHS and in other healthcare settings, in providing healthcare, especially during the pandemic. Whilst still shining a light on the history of the LGBT+ community’s…

DID NOT ATTEND (DNA’S)- JANUARY

In January 305 patients missed their booked appointments, this included, 67 GP and Trainee GP appointments 43 Physician Associate Appointments 195 Nurse and HCA Appointments. This is the same as 104 hours of clinicians time. This affects the length of time that you will wait for an appointments with our staff. If you no longer…

Time to Talk Day 2024

Time to Talk Day is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in England, in partnership with Co-op. The campaign runs UK wide, with SAMH (Scottish Action for Mental Health) and See Me in Scotland, Inspire in Northern Ireland and Time to Change Wales. The day is all about creating supportive communities by having conversations…

Covid vaccination – last chance this season

The last date you will be able to get your seasonal COVID-19 vaccine is 31st January 2024. Covid vaccinations will be re-offered in Autumn 2024. If you haven’t had your covid vaccination yet and would still like one then you will need to find a covid-19 vaccination walk in centre. COVID-19 vaccination is an important…

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 22nd-28th January 2024

Every day in the UK, 2 women lose their lives to cervical cancer and 9 more receive a life-changing diagnosis. Together #WeCan work towards a day where cervical cancer is a thing of the past. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust want your help to raise awareness of the importance of attending your regular cervical screening and…

Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

After serving in the Armed Forces, some people find it hard to adjust to civvy street. If you’re struggling with your mental health and wellbeing, Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service is here to help. Op COURAGE is an NHS service in England that’s been developed with people who’ve served in the…

Make 2024 the year you quit smoking for Good

what happens when you quit smoking poster

When you stop smoking, good things start to happen. It’s never too late to quit smoking and many health benefits will happen faster than you think. After 20 minutes your pulse can return to normal. After 8 hours your oxygen levels the harmful carbon monoxide levels in your body has halved. When you quit smoking,…

Dry January! How are you doing?

It’s the first weekend of #DryJanuary! You’ve almost made it to your first week. The weekends can be a test, but remind yourself why you decided to take on this challenge in the first place. Check out helpful resources on the official @dryjanuary account!

PPG meeting minutes – 15th November 2023

Thank you to all who attended the PPG meeting on Wednesday 15th November It was a great success and we were given a great insight into the experiences and opinions that our patients have. If you would like to join our PPG then please speak to a member of staff or email hiowicb-p.unicityppg@nhs.net

Did Not Attend (DNA) – February

In February, 88.5% of patients attended their pre-booked appointments with Uni-City Medical Centre. However, 11.5% of patients failed to attend their pre-booked appointments with clinicians at Uni-City Medical Centre. This is equivalent to 338 appointments; 108 hours of clinician’s time that could have been offered to someone else who needed an appointment. If you are…

Veganuary- Try Vegan this January

Veganuary is a popular annual event that encourages people to try a vegan lifestyle for the entire month of January. It’s a global movement that aims to promote veganism by raising awareness about the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a plant-based diet. During Veganuary, participants pledge to go vegan and explore a world of…

Are you at Risk of Liver Disease?

January is Love Your Liver Awareness Month There are often no symptoms in the early stages of liver disease. The liver is a fascinating organ and its importance is often underrated. It’s an amazing multi-tasker and has over 500 vital jobs to do to keep you alive. It’s just as important as other organs like…

Dry January

Are you doing #DryJanuary? There are many benefits to completing Dry January including, Healthier Insides Fuller Waller Deeper Sleep Boosted Energy Sharper Concentration Happier Year-round Drinking Download the free Try Dry @dryjanuary app to start tracking your drinking and access helpful resources to get your through #DryJanuary

Get Vaccinated, Get Winter Strong!

Are you eligible for a free NHS COVID-19 Booster or Flu Vaccination? Local pharmacies are offering the covid vaccination. A total of 11.7 million people in England have already had their flu vaccine so far, with 8.6 million taking up the COVID-19 booster, but millions more in vulnerable groups remain at risk. As the weather…

Yearly health checks for people with severe mental illness

Anyone aged 18+ with severe mental illness should have a free health check every year to get advice and support to keep you living well and feeling as healthy as possible. If you have a mental illness, taking certain medications can put you at an increased risk of developing health problems. It is important to…

Vitamin D

From October to March our bodies can’t make enough vitamin D from sunlight. So to keep bones and muscles healthy, it’s best to take a 10 microgram supplement of vitamin D. You can get vitamin D from most pharmacies and retailers.

Diabetic eye screening is changing

If your last two diabetic eye screens found no sign of diabetic retinopathy, you will now be invited for screening every 2 years. This follows expert advice. Diabetic eye screening is important as it helps to prevent sight loss. Have regular eye tests and consult your optometrist or optician if you notice changes to your…

Gender Identity/Dysphoria

As a practice we are committed to supporting our patients with Gender Dysphoria. We can, – Discuss how you are feeling and give you appropriate advice/treatment. – Support you with your choices – Refer you to an NHS Gender Dysphoria Clinic (GDC) Please be aware that once you have been referred there are long waiting…

Your general practice team is here to help you

At many GP surgeries, there is a range of health professionals who can help you, depending on your situation. In this film, three children go behind the scenes at a general practice to meet some of those health professionals. Your general practice team is here to help you:

New patient registration

When registering, please remember to include your full Portsmouth address, including Room Number and Building (if needed), Street Name and Post code. Please do not register until you are living in Portsmouth and can provide us with your full address. If you submit your registration and do not include all of the details or provide…