No Time for Pain patient and family/carer workshop, QA 14 September 2019

On Saturday 14 September 2019 Queen Alexandra Hospital's Rheumatology Department will be running a workshop for patients and their families and carers on dealing with pain. Further information on the workshop from the hospital While pain is never pleasant, coping with continuous pain can be the hardest part of living with arthritis and connective tissue diseases. It can affect every part of your life, and many aspects of your life can also affect your pain. “No time for Pain” is a new project being undertaken by the Rheumatology Department to help our patients to self-manage their chronic and persistent pain. The workshop takes place over 3 hours and [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:08:26+01:0017 July, 2019|Event|0 Comments

Council health overview panel to consider future of Jubilee House

Thursday's meeting of Portsmouth City Council's Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel is set to make significant changes by relocating services offered at Jubilee House in Medina Road, Cosham. Read the paper to be presented to the panel setting out the background and proposal for Jubilee House services Healthwatch Portsmouth will be attending the meeting and would like to hear your views on the plans to change services - to contact us please email info@healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk or through our Facebook page or Twitter, alternatively phone Siobhain McCurrach on 07970166609. See the agenda for the Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel 17 July 2019

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Questions about Dementia? Alzheimers Society Dementia Roadshow in Portsmouth 18 and 19 July 2019

Are you caring for someone with dementia? Are you worried about dementia? Do you have questions about dementia? Get practical information, support and advice at the Alzheimers Society Dementia Roadshow in Portsmouth next week. On Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July 2019 from 10am to 4pm the Roadshow caravan will be in Commercial Road, Portsmouth with trained advisers available to answer all your questions. For more information see www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow

By |2019-07-12T16:07:41+01:0012 July, 2019|Event|0 Comments

NHS England Peer Leadership Academy Autumn 2019: personalised care

We have received details from NHS England of an exciting opportunity for people with experience of personalised care  who want to develop their knowledge through the means of their lived experience in coproduction. The Peer Leadership Academy is a personal development programme that aims to build people’s (patients) knowledge, skills and confidence so they can play an active role in the personalised care programmes at a national, regional and local level. It is being delivered by Peoplehub CIC in collaboration with the NHS England Personalised Care Group. The purpose is to: • Increase the capacity of the national personalised care co-production group. This is a group of [...]

By |2019-07-12T15:39:15+01:0012 July, 2019|Event|0 Comments

Good Mental Health Cooperative drop-in cafe at Central Library

On Wednesday 10 July 2019 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. Healthwatch Portsmouth will have a stall in the cafe - come and talk to us about your health and care in Portsmouth 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.   More information about the cafe 10 July 2019 [...]

By |2019-07-12T11:24:50+01:009 July, 2019|Event|0 Comments

Carers: have you had contact with the mental health crisis team?

Rosie Penlington of the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group is working on a project to improve the Mental Health Crisis Service She would like to speak to and get feedback from as many carers who have been in contact with the service as possible. Rosie will be putting on a focus group and distributing a questionnaire but she would also like to come along to some carers groups to hear about people's experiences. If you would be happy for Rosie to attend your group please contact her using the e-mail rosie.penlington@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call 023 9268 8503.

By |2019-07-19T11:59:03+01:001 July, 2019|News|0 Comments