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PHT Happy To Chat New Volunteer Team launching 24th November

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust is forming a new team of volunteers to help unpaid carers whose loved ones are in hospital or whom are in hospital themselves to access the support available to them. The Trust is recruiting to their new ‘happy to chat’ volunteer team.  The role of a Carer Aware Volunteer is to support ward and outpatient areas across the Trust, identifying and supporting unpaid carers. The role [...]

By |2018-03-15T11:36:41+00:00November 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CQC Review of Children and young people’s mental health services

Below is the latest report from the Care Quality Commission which summaries the current state of knowledge about the quality and accessibility of mental health services for children and young people. Here are Healthwatch Portsmouth we are interested in gathering the views of young people transitioning from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services.  Our survey can be completed here 2017 11 03_cypmh phase 1_report CQC    

By |2017-11-28T14:29:55+00:00November 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Job Opportunity: PACF Coordinator, 3.5 Hours Per Week

We are advertising the part-time role of Coordinator for the Portsmouth autism Community Forum. Please find the advert, job description (including role specifications) and standard application form. If you are interested, please download the forms below, complete the application and send it to siobhain.mccurrach@learninglinks.co.uk. Job Description Job Advert Application Form Deadline: 17:00, Wednesday 15th November, 2017.  

By |2017-11-07T12:14:06+00:00November 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Consultation on care services in Portsmouth survey closing soon

Care Services in Portsmouth - What are your views? Our survey will be closing on 17th November but there is still time to be in with a chance of winning a £20 gift voucher. As you know we want to invite as many people as possible living in the PO1-PO6 post code areas to get involved. The research will look into the person-centred approach and where it needs to [...]

By |2017-10-26T10:08:05+00:00November 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

National Poetry Day – Stub!

To celebrate National Poetry Day we would like to share with you a poem called Stub! written by our Advocate Fergus Cameron: It’s not the first thing you say to yourself Reviewing all aspects of improving your health Your heart and your lungs Your rising blood pressure Your kidneys your liver Your BMI measure   BUT BEWARE AT  ALL TIMES of the greatest health risk When walking downstairs all [...]

By |2018-03-15T14:54:09+00:00September 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Eye Services: A Call for Feedback

Wessex Local Eye Health Network is carrying out an eye health needs assessment for Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. They are particularly interested in how local patients and users of eye health services have found the experience. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Eye Services Flyer Sept 2017  

By |2017-09-28T13:27:49+00:00September 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch at Fratton Family Festival

Healthwatch Portsmouth were in action at the Fratton Family Festival on Sunday. We spoke with 55 people and received feedback from 50 people on health and social care services in Portsmouth.  We had three surveys available for visitors to the stall to provide feedback on; maternity services, personal health budgets, and, differing ways of accessing routine primary care services. People who came along to enjoy the family fun day [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:30:39+00:00September 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

General Practice delivering improvement and innovation, despite facing “very real” pressures

The most detailed analysis yet of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England has found that nearly 90% of general practices in England have been rated as ‘good’, making this the highest performing sector CQC regulates. With GPs facing ongoing pressures around capacity, patient demand and workload and at a time of service redesign, the best general practices are driving change and embracing innovation to make [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:14:13+00:00September 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

CQC publishes Queen Alexandra Hospital report

We have seen the media coverage this morning on the Care Quality Commission’s report on the Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital, Portsmouth We are pleased to report that Healthwatch Portsmouth will be involved in a health summit in early September along with other key parties involved in improving health in the local area. The meeting will be discussing the improvement plan proposed by the new Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Chief [...]

By |2018-03-28T10:59:37+00:00August 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Mental Health Patient Support Survey

We currently have a student from the University of Portsmouth on placement with us conducting a community research project to find out about current patient experience with social and health care services and to learn about issues faced with the service that are received. If you or someone you know are living in Portsmouth, are currently receiving support for a long term mental health condition and olanzapine (the antipsychotic drug) [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:53:25+00:00August 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments