News — articles for July 2016

Over £1 million awarded to support people with learning disabilities and autism in Hampshire

People with learning disabilities and / or autism in Hampshire will now be able to live more independently in their local community thanks to £1.2m funding from the NHS.

This is part of a programme known as Transforming Care Partnerships. This programme is about changing the way the NHS delivers and commissions services, so that more people with learning disabilities and / or autism can live in the community and closer to home.

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Patient experience of local GP services in west Hampshire better than national average

Patients in west Hampshire have overwhelmingly told us that they are satisfied with their experience of GP services.

According to the results of the latest GP patient survey, almost nine of ten respondents said their overall experience of their GP surgery is good. Patients also say it is easy to get through to their local surgery on the phone and reception staff were helpful.

These results mean that, once again, patients in the west Hampshire area continue to rate their GP services highly.

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NHS leaders in Hampshire condemn hate crimes

Chief executives and leaders of NHS organisations in Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire have united to condemn instances of hate crimes against some sections of the workforce since last week’s decision for the UK to leave the European Union.

Although Hampshire Constabulary have not noticed an increase in reported cases, several NHS staff have reported instances of abuse. Efforts are being made to encourage all abuse to be appropriately reported so that action can be taken.

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