NHS England's and NHS Improvement's Celebrating Involvement in Healthcare Community Grants Scheme is now open. Grants of up to £2500 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to showcase how they have been involving patients, service users and the public in improving health services. Information about eligibility and how to apply is available on the NHS England website The deadline for applications is midnight on 23 September 2019.
We have updated and republished our Your voice counts leaflet. It contains our latest contact details as well as information on Healthwatch Portsmouth. It also provides a form to feedback on health and social care services. Read Healthwatch Portsmouth - Your Voice Counts To order paper copies of this leaflet for your community service or centre please contact email@example.com.
On Friday 30 August 2019 1-2pm current and former members of the armed forces are invited to a 'cake, camraderie and companionship' meeting in room D360 at Queen Alexandra Hospital
On Saturday 28 September 2019 come to the Queen Alexandra Hospital open day 10:30am-3pm Come and find out more about the hospital, come and see us on the Healthwatch Portsmouth stall! W
On Wednesday 11 September 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 11 September 2019 [...]
On Saturday 28 September 2019 Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust will be running a Type 1 Diabetes conference at the Village Hotel, Lakeshore Drive, Portsmouth PO6 3FR 9am-1pm. To book your place tel 023 9228 6260.
The Good Mental Health Cooperative will be running Mindfulness for daily life in August in the community room at Tesco in Fratton Gentle one-off mindfulness sessions introducing guided meditation and mindful exercises for everyday living, facilitated by Carolyn Barber. Sessions available this August: Date: Friday 9th August Time: 1.30 - 3.00 pm Venue: Tesco Fratton Community Room, PO4 8FD Cost: £5 or donation Date: Friday 23rd August Time: 1.30 - 3.00 pm Venue: Tesco Fratton Community Room, PO4 8FD Cost: £5 or donation Additional mindfulness sessions will be available from Oct - Dec. Further details and to book your place on Mindfulness for daily life
The Good Mental Health Cooperative will be running a Wellbeing Workshop on Wednesday 21 August 2019 at Buckland United Reform Church, 174 Kingston Rd, Portsmouth PO2 7LP Information from the Good Mental Health Cooperative: Discover the Seven Habits of Mentally Healthy People! Facilitated by Carolyn Barber, this is the first in a series of workshops over the next few months exploring the importance of our core values and sense of meaning for our mental and emotional well-being. In this workshop you'll explore your most important values, identify your own skills, strengths and resources, and learn about how the way we tell our personal stories impacts on our mental health and well-being. Facilitated by [...]
Portsmouth City Council’s Public Health department is running a project to find out about women's preferences on postnatal contraception. If you are new mother or are expecting a baby please help the council by completing a survey to tell them your preferences Please complete the survey that most closely describes your situation. If you are expecting a baby soon: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Antenatalcontraceptionquestionnaire If you have recently had a baby: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Postnatalcontraceptionquestionnaire The results will help to make contraception services for new mums and mums to be better
NHS England has announced that extra NHS dental services will be available for patients in Portsmouth affected by the closure of three dental surgeries. Following an intervention by Healthwatch Portsmouth NHS dental treatment is now available at Bupa Dental Care, 90 Northern Road, Cosham PO6 3E. Discussions are also underway with the University Dental Academy in Portsmouth with a view to providing NHS care for patients in Portsmouth city. NHS England will write to former patients of the closed dental surgeries giving details of the new services shortly. In June Colloseum Dental Services announced that they were closing three Dental surgeries in Portsmouth offering NHS appointments: in [...]