If you need medical help fast you should ring 111 but if it’s an emergency ring 999.

Look at NHS Direct to check your symptoms online with the NHS Health and Symptons Checkers,  download the NHS health and symptom checker app and access health advice and information on NHS Choices.

The local surgeries are Lyndhurst Surgery, Church Lane, Lyndhurst, SO43 7EW. Tel: 023 8028 2689 and Forest Gate Surgery, Hazel Farm Road, Totton, SO40 8WU. Tel: 023 8066 3839.  Click here for further information about these and other local medical services.

Click here for the SCA Fenwick2 Health and Wellbeing Centre on Pikes Hill in Lyndhurst or telephone 023 8028 2862.

Click here for the Lymington New Forest Hospital in Wellworthy Road, Lymington or ring 01590 663000.

Click here for Southampton General Hospital or ring 023 8077 7222.

Keep an eye open for information about annual Lyndhurst Surgery ‘Flu Clinics which are usually in late September and October.  A one off pneumonia vaccination (65 or over or long term health conditions) is also normally offered as well as shingles vaccinations for certain age groups.

  • Ticks carrying disease are found across the UK in both town and countryside
  • Not all ticks are infected – infection rate in any place varies from zero to about 15%
  • Ticks can be very small and can go unnoticed
  • Most active March to October, but they can be active on mild winter days
  • You will not feel the tick attach to you, so check your skin and that of children

For further information have a look at this Lyme Disease leaflet or visit the Lime Disease Action website


A community alarm from New Forest District Council’s Appletree Careline allows you to live independently, offering you peace of mind knowing that help is at hand at the touch of a button. We are here to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we want you to feel safe and secure in your own home. We provide a professional, caring and efficient installation and monitoring service.  Our fully trained staff treat customers with dignity and respect, from initial contact to home installations and call handling.

For further information visit or phone  023 8028 5453 or 023 8028 5523.

Hampshire Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Service

A service for people living with dementia

Cognitive skills are the skills the brain uses to think, learn, remember, problem solve and communicate.

When someone has dementia there are different ways we can help people improve their memory and thinking skills. It has been proved that cognitive stimulation therapy can help improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

What is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)?

Cognitive stimulation therapy, also known as CST, is a structured programme of group activities. Each group runs once a week for a period of 14 weeks. We usually have up to eight participants at a time, along with a group leader and a volunteer for support. Each week starts with an introductory session and a warm up such as singing a favourite song. An orientation board is used to give information about the current date, weather and location. Following on from this, each week a programme of themed activities will be delivered. These are structured to stimulate cognition via increased interaction, use of language and conversation.

Where are the groups?

We currently have CST Groups in three locations across the New Forest: Lyndhurst, Totton and Lymington.

More information

To find out more about our CST Groups or to see if you, or someone you care for, is eligible to attend, please call Elena Prieto-Ruiz on 07764 790 330 or email