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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 [...]

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

QA Hospital Report

We have seen the media coverage this morning on the Care Quality Commission’s report on the Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital (here) 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 [...]

By | 2017-09-21T10:52:25+00:00 August 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 [...]

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

“Small change – big difference” – Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Experience Charity

Message from Sarah Balchin. Head of Patient Experience QA Hospital: "Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Experience Charity has been launched! We work closely with patients, families, carers and members of our local community to understand what really matters most to them and aim to support developments which make a positive difference. This includes fundraising [...]

By | 2017-09-21T10:54:28+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Life in a care home in Portsmouth, what’s it really like?

·        New study compiles the views and experiences of those who live, visit and work in care homes across England. ·        Wide variation revealed, with great care contrasting with homes failing to get the basics right for every resident. ·        National Care champion Healthwatch England urges homes to be more open to using feedback [...]

By | 2017-09-21T10:55:21+00:00 August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Public Board Meeting – Tuesday 5th September 2017

Do you want to have your say on Health and Social Care services in Portsmouth and want to find out more about Healthwatch Portsmouth, what we do and the work we are currently involved in? Come along to Healthwatch Portsmouth Public Meeting on the 5th September, at Frank Sorrell Centre from *2pm to 4pm by registering here. *Please [...]

By | 2017-10-11T11:29:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Event|0 Comments

Help NICE find a community leader or advocate to develop our quality standard on Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups: promoting health and preventing mortality

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. Their guidance is based on research evidence and takes into account the views of people working in or using relevant services, and other stakeholder groups. They are [...]

By | 2017-08-02T12:18:32+00:00 July 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Results of Healthwatch Portsmouth Priorities Survey 2017/18

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete our recent survey helping us to decide what we will concentrate on over the next 12 months.  The results were as follow: The quality of hospital discharges - 43.48% Access to mental health services - 43.48% Experience of people living in care homes [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:11:15+00:00 July 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth weekly drop-in’s at Citizen’s Advice

We are now running drop-in sessions at the Citizen's Advice office 2-3 Ark Royal House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2GF. Members of the Healthwatch team will be there from 9.30 - 4.30 Tuesdays and Thursdays.  During the drop-in's we can: offer you information and advice about local services Advise or support you with an NHS [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:12:23+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Disability Equality & Autism Awareness Training

Toucan Diversity Training would like to give you the opportunity to attend Disability Equality and Visual Impairment Awareness  Training on Thursday 28 September  2017  at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth. The facilitators, Madissa Asgari and  Emily Dewey will share with you their personal experiences of living with a disability.   This training will be beneficial for All! From parents to [...]

By | 2017-08-02T15:15:20+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Event|0 Comments