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Community and mental health services for Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Industrial action – 20-23 December

Services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (HIOW) will be affected by strike action involving members of the British Medical Association (BMA), including those at Solent NHS Trust.

Junior doctor members of the BMA will take part in continuous strike action from 7am on Wednesday 20 December until 7am on Saturday 23 December.

BMA members employed by Solent NHS Trust and other specific Trusts across the HIOW geography will participate in the planned strike action.

The safety of patients is always of the upmost importance.

As with previous rounds of industrial action, we have worked to make sure that people most in need continue to receive care. We have also planned carefully with staff to ensure that we can continue to provide safe care whilst supporting their right to take industrial action if they choose.

Our teams have made every effort to contact people whose appointments are affected. If you have not heard from us, please attend your appointment as planned.

Dr Dan Baylis, Chief Medical Officer at Solent NHS Trust, said: “We join our healthcare colleagues across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to ask residents to continue to use NHS services responsibly and to seek the most appropriate medical care they need, particularly at a time when demand is considerably significant.”

A range of GP practices and pharmacies will continue to be open, and if you think you need medical help right now, 111 online can tell you what to do next.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.