Want to find out more about how the NHS works? Take the free online King’s Fund course starting 15 October 2018

The King's Fund have launched a new online course which gives an overview of the NHS, its constituent parts and the challenges the service faces in the twenty first century. The course will run from 15 October and will last for four weeks, the suggested study time is two hours a week. The course is free to complete with accreditation available for a fee. King's Fund - The NHS explained: how the health system in England really works 

By |2018-09-28T17:03:31+01:0028 September, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Help shape Portsmouth City Council’s equality and diversity strategy

Portsmouth City Council is in the process of updating its equality and diversity strategy and is asking for feedback on the draft document which will apply 2019-2021. The strategy sets out the council's vision, approach, key activities and monitoring arrangements in relation to tacking inequalities in Portsmouth to ensure that all residents, visitors to the city and the council's workforce are treated equally and that the diverse needs of the city's population are met. Portsmouth Council overview of diversity and equality Draft equality and diversity strategy 2019-2021 The Council is asking Portsmouth people for feedback on the strategy's priorities. You can feedback on the priorities online or by emailing equalities@portsmouthcc.gov.uk. [...]

By |2018-09-28T16:00:07+01:0028 September, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch England asks What do you want from the NHS in the future?

We explore people’s views on the NHS at 80 and beyond in our national conversation #NHS100 As the NHS turns 70 Healthwatch Engalnd is turning its focus to the future, asking people some big questions about three key areas of their health and social care: • People's health and care needs now and in the future • People's relationships with their doctors, nurses and other health professionals • Technology, and how it's revolutionising the types of treatments available and how we interact with services, but also comes with some big practical and ethical questions. Join in the conversation on social media and share our discussion topics to get [...]

By |2018-11-02T16:00:48+01:0027 September, 2018|News, NHS70|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on 17 October 2018 to hear about plans for GPs and hospital sites in city

The next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 October 2018. At the meeting we will be hearing from Dr Linda Collie, Chief Clinical Officer at Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (the NHS body responsible for planning and funding Doctors services across the city). Linda will be outlining the CCG's plans to improve patient access to GPs across Portsmouth. The meeting will also hear from Mark Young, Head of Estates at Solent NHS Trust, who will be outlining the Trust's plans for the St James and St Mary's hospital sites. The meeting will also be an opportunity to find out about the latest developments in health and [...]

By |2018-09-26T15:14:44+01:0026 September, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Chief Executive of QA Hospital to speak at Portsmouth Pensioners open meeting on winter pressures on NHS

Portsmouth Pensioners have arranged an open meeting at 1:30pm on Monday 1 October 2018 looking at the winter pressures on the NHS. Mark Cubbon, Chief Executive of Queen Alexandra Hospital, will be speaking about the winter pressures they face. The meeting will take place 1:30-3:30pm on Monday 1 October at the Council Chambers in the Guildhall, Portsmouth PO1 2AB and is open to everyone. The event is part of the Portsmouth Over-60s Festival

By |2018-10-01T10:11:51+01:0024 September, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Clinical Commissioning Group publish results of Healthwatch Portsmouth GP mergers research

Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group have published the research carried out by Healthwatch Portsmouth into the impact on patients of mergers of GP practices in Portsmouth. Community researchers from Healthwatch Portsmouth questioned patients at four GP surgeries that have undergone mergers: Craneswater Group Practice (comprising of the former Waverley Road and Salisbury road practices),  East Shore Partnership (comprising of the former Baffins and Milton Park practices, and including a relocation of the Milton site), Portsdown Group Practice (comprising of the Portsdown and Northern Road practices, and a subsequent site closure of Northern Road), Trafalgar Medical Group Practice (comprising of the former Ramillies and Osborne Road practices, and including a subsequent closure of Ramillies) The research report is [...]

By |2018-11-22T16:51:40+01:0022 September, 2018|News|0 Comments

Sir Robert Francis appointed as new Chair of Healthwatch England

Sir Robert Francis QC has been appointed as the new Chair fo Healthwatch England, he will take over on 1 October 2018. Sir Robert is a Barrister specialising in NHS and clinical negligence cases. He is known for  his work overseeing the enquiries into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the Alder Hey Childrens Hospital and the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Healthwatch England is the national body responsible for overseeing the work of local Healthwatch organisations. Read the full announcement: Healthwatch Engalnd web- Sir Robert Francis QC confirmed as new Chair of Healthwatch England

By |2018-09-25T15:13:44+01:0020 September, 2018|News|0 Comments

Fratton Family Festival this Sunday

This Sunday, 16 September 2018, it is the Fratton Family Festival. From 10am to 4:30pm Fratton Road between Garnier Street and Lucknow Street will be closed, traffic replaced with music, dancing and family friendly entertainment. We will have a stall handing out information and taling to people about their health and care in  Portsmouth.

By |2018-09-10T10:37:33+01:0010 September, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments