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World Haemophilia Day – 17th April 2024

On April 17, 2024 the global bleeding disorders community will come together to celebrate World Haemophilia Day. The theme of the event this year is ‘Equitable access for all: recognising all bleeding disorders’. The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) vision of Treatment for All is for a world where all people with inherited bleeding disorders…

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Testicular cancer can affect anyone who has testicles, including men, transgender women and people assigned male at birth. Oddballs Foundation want to remind all with testicles to check theirs regularly, using these instructions; 1. Using both hands feel one testicle at a time 2. Between your thumb and finger…

March 2024- Did Not Attend Data

In March, 88.2% of patients attended their pre-booked appointments with Uni-City Medical Centre. However, 11.8% of patients failed to attend their pre-booked appointments with clinicians at Uni-City Medical Centre. This is equivalent to 340 appointments; 101 hours of clinician’s time that could have been offered to someone else who needed an appointment. If you are…

Friends and Family Test result March 2024

In March we collected 74 responses from our Friends and Family test. 70% of patients found the overall experience of our service to be Very Good. 14% of patients found the overall experience of our service to be Good. 7% of patients found the overall experience of our service to be Neither Good nor Poor….

World Autism Acceptance Week 2nd-8th April

Autistic people face discrimination and barriers across all sectors of society – in the health and social care systems, in education, in employment, and everywhere in between. It is crucial that autistic people, and their families and carers, can access tailored information, guidance and support to overcome those barriers, along with opportunities to explore their…

Stress Awareness Month – April 2024

April is Stress Awareness Month ! This year’s theme is Little by Little becomes a lot The theme #LittleByLittle highlights the transformative impact of consistent, small positive actions on over-all wellbeing. For Stress Awareness Month 2024, The Stress Management Society, want to emphasise how even the smallest steps taken each day towards self-care and stress…

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month- April 2024

This Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Bowel Cancer UK want you to know the symptoms of Bowel Cancer. These include, – Bleeding from your bottom – Blood in your poo – A change in how often you poo, or regularly having diarrhoea or constipation – Losing weight but you’re not sure why – Feeling very tired…

Portsmouth Wellbeing Service

Portsmouth Wellbeing Service is here to help you to stay healthy. They can offer support to help you to quit smoking, drink less alcohol, eat well and move more. They offer one-to-one appointments either over the telephone or face to face, and weight management group sessions. Their service is free and you don’t have to…

Loneliness- It’s a part of life. Let’s talk about it

Feeling lonely is completely normal. Many of us can feel lonely while checking our social media, on our own or with others. It is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. Sometimes admitting we feel lonely can be hard but it’s important to remember that many others experience similar feelings of loneliness too, and that…

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…

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

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…

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…

PPG meeting minutes – August 2023

Thank you to all who attended the PPG meeting. 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 You can view the PPG meeting…