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“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 : For specialist projects to provide the little added extras to make life a [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:54:28+00:00August 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 from residents, relatives and staff to help drive improvement. Work by Healthwatch Portsmouth has [...]

By |2017-09-21T10:55:21+00:00August 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 note the change from our normal meeting time. If you can’t make it but [...]

By |2017-10-11T11:29:36+00:00August 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 currently looking for Black, Asian and other minority ethnic group community leaders and their [...]

By |2017-08-02T12:18:32+00:00July 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 - 33.33% Differing methods of accessing GP services - 33.33% Quality of domiciliary care [...]

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

Healthwatch Portsmouth weekly drop-ins at Citizens Advice on Winston Churchill Avenue

Healthwatch Portsmouth is now running drop-in sessions at the Citizens 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-ins we can: offer you information and advice about local services Advise or support you with an NHS complaint Listen to your views on local health and social care services and [...]

By |2018-04-04T12:56:48+00:00July 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 anyone working/interacting with children and adults who live with a disability. Click here to [...]

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

Best People Awards – Patients Choice Award

The 2017 Patient’s Choice Award  is for members of the public to thank a Portsmouth Hospitals employee or team who have made a real difference to their or a relative’s healthcare.  Do you know a member of staff who has made a real difference to yours or a relative’s healthcare? Do you know an individual or team who have gone the extra mile to provide you with an exceptional service? [...]

By |2017-08-02T13:17:21+00:00July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of regulation for health and social care across the country.  For the next eight weeks anyone with an interest is encouraged to have their say. The proposals include:  • Changes to the regulation of primary medical services and adult social care services, including the frequency and intensity of its [...]

By |2017-08-02T13:14:04+00:00July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Tai Chi for people with dementia – seeking volunteers

Do you know or are you a carer of someone with dementia? Bournemouth University is looking for people to get involved with a piece of research around Dementia and Tai Chi. The research team are happy to come out and deliver workshops explaining the project to the groups or individuals The study is being conducted by Bournemouth University research team led by Dr Samuel Nyman. Portsmouth City has been selected [...]

By |2017-08-02T13:14:33+00:00July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments