Our latest update has been sent out to members with details of the latest developments in health and care across Portsmouth and information on our activities. Healthwatch Portsmouth - October 2018 update To receive future editions of the news updates sign up to Healthwatch Portsmouth news
On Wednesday 14 November 2018 the Good Mental Health Co-Operative will be hosting a drop in cafe on the third floor of Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DX. The Drop-In Cafe welcomes everyone! You may be feeling anxious, stressed or socially isolated, or you may be worried about a friend or a family member, or you may just be interested to know more about good mental health and wellbeing and the availability of local resources. There'll be a range of stalls with people to talk about support that's available in the city - regular attendees are the Solent Mind Wellbeing Centre, the Learning Place, the Carers Centre, [...]
This Saturday, 3 November 2018, Remind are running a men carers group at 10am at the Wellness Centre on Palmerston Road in Southsea. The group is for all men who care for a family member or friend who has dementia. The group meets on the first Saturday of the month Further details in the flyer below or contact Remind on 0330 332 4030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which is responsible for running the Queen Alexandra Hospital, is holding a public meeting on Monday 29 October 2018 at 3:30pm at the Royal Maritime Club, Queens Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HS. The meeting will discuss developments at the Queen Alexandra site. All welcome.
Talking Change are running an introducing mindfulness workshop at St James Hospital in Milton on Wednesday 14 November 2018, 10-11:30am. The workshop is provided free and would ideally suit someone with an interest in learning about mindfulness or wishing to develop their existing practice. The workshop takes place at the entertainments hall at St James' Hospital, Locksway Road, Portsmouth PO4 8LD, 10-11:30am. For further information and to sign up to attend book your place at Eventbrite - Talking Change - Introducing mindfulness workshop 14 November 2018
We have received information from Portsmouth Hospitals Trust that spinal services will transfer from Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth to University Hospital in Southampton from the beginning of November 2018. It is anticipated that around 180 people, currently receiving care at QA from the Portsmouth area, will be affected. The Trust have produced a briefing for patients - Changes to Spinal Surgery in Southern Hampshire Further information on the changes is available on the PHT website - Changes to spinal surgery in Southern Hampshire
Ofsted have published the results of an inspection of Portsmouth City Council's Children's Services department and have rated the service as Good. The inspection was carried out in September 2018, the results are an improvement on the last inspection, carried out in 2014, when the service was rated as "requires improvement." Inspectors praised the service saying "Despite increasing demand, leaders have made good progress in establishing a resilient and sustainable service. The service that children and families receive is now good overall." Ofsted - Children's services inspection Children and Young People Now - Ofsted praises resilience of council's children's services in face of rising demand
Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting hears about future of GP services and St James and St Marys sites
On Wednesday at our Board meeting we heard from Dr Linda Collie, Chief Clinical Officer at Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for GP services in the city. She set out the CCG's plans for the future of Doctor services in Portsmouth and integration with new initiatives such as the extended hours services at Lake Road surgery, the acute visiting service and the out of hours service which are now open to all patients across Portsmouth. The CCG is working with Doctors practices to develop these services and ensure that good practice is implemented across the city. We also heard from Mark Young, who is Head of [...]
On Thursday 25 Oct0ber 2018 the Good Mental Health Cooperative will hold its Annual General Meeting, starting at 7:30pm at the John Pounds Centre, Queens Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HN . Join them for refreshments from 7pm.At the Annual General Meeting the annual report will be presented, together with the financial report. There will also be a presentation on future plans for funding and service developments. The organisation is looking for volunteers in the Human Library, Good Mental Health Cafe and for the Management Committee - come along to find out more.Further information and to register to attend on the Good Mental Health Cooperative eventbrite page
We hope you can join us for the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 17 October 2018. At the meeting we will be joined by 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 [...]