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Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Eye Health InformationThis link opens in a new tab

Wessex Ophthalmic Optician Information This page includes information for Community Opticians, and their teams, in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (inclusive of Southampton and Portsmouth). Contact us All public and patient enquiries, complaints or Freedom of Information Act requests should be directed to or telephone 0300 311 22 33 Download the full contact details for […]

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Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group provides a forum for community pharmacy organisations, competitors in a commercial sense, to openly share and learn from each other when things go wrong, as well as from other sectors and industries. Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults For guidance, use the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) contacts […]

Preventing modern slavery: the role of the NHS

In the lead up to the 2019 National Safeguarding Conference, the Chief Executive of STOP THE TRAFFIK offers advice to NHS staff on how to spot the signs, report potential cases and help stop modern slavery:  Human trafficking and modern slavery is happening every day across the UK, affecting thousands of men, women and children. […]

Healthcare can help identify victims of modern slavery

Ahead of the CNO Summit in March, the Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator for Kent and Essex Police highlights the importance of working together to address the issue: An important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice came when the Modern Slavery Act was enacted in March 2015. It unified and simplified previous legislation, […]

Guidance for Designated Professionals Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS)

This document recognises the Designated Professionals Safeguarding Children role in the CCG as strategic leaders and professional advisors across the system. This guidance has been produced to support their role in ensuring the addition of CP-IS in the NHS Contract 2017/19 (SC32.8, page 35) is promoted and implmented.

Female Genital Mutilation Prevention Programme: Requirements for NHS staff

Statement by the Department of Health and NHS England Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is child abuse and the Department of Health and NHS England are committed to caring for FGM survivors, protecting our girls from FGM, and preventing future generations from having to undergo FGM. On 22 July 2014, the UK hosted the first Girl […]


Other working groups will be established as required by the contextual safeguarding agenda and new safeguarding legislation. National Safeguarding Steering Group The National Safeguarding Steering Group (NSSG) co -chaired by Hilary Garratt Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England – Professional and System Leadership, for NHS England leads the assurance of the NHS safeguarding system and […]