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CQC warns mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’

some services are responding positively to unprecedented challenges but others must move away from out-dated care that leaves people ‘helpless and powerless’ The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (20th July 2017) publishes the findings of its comprehensive inspection programme of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete picture ever of the quality of mental [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:23:49+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Can you help shape health and care services in Portsmouth?

Healthwatch Portsmouth is a local body created to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping shape them for tomorrow, we act as the local champion; enabling a community voice, influencing the design and delivery of local services where appropriate, providing challenge [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:25:34+00:00 July 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Patient Survey – Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Portsmouth Public Health would like you to tell them about pharmacy services in your area. They want to find out more about the services you receive from pharmacies. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete. For more information and to complete the survey please click here The closing date for the survey is [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:27:31+00:00 June 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Further information about the closure of Queen’s Road Surgery

Healthwatch Portsmouth has been asking further questions regarding the closure of the Queens Road Surgery on 30th June 2017. We have prepared a document below which we hope will provide some more information. We have also included below the original Stakeholder Letter and the Q and A sheet that Portsmouth CCG issued last month. HWP note Queens [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:28:05+00:00 June 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Healthy chocolate truffle making workshop

 Portsmouth Central Library, Tuesday 27 June, 11am to 1pm Join Portsmouth based chocolatiers Choc & Truffle to learn how to make delicious vegan friendly truffles that use coconut oil, coconut milk and dark chocolate to make a healthier ganache. You will also make a set of mendiants - hand piped chocolate discs which you will [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:33:30+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Event|0 Comments

Learn to speak to Ollie

Portsmouth Central Library, Wednesday 21 June, 10am to 12 noon A FREE talk for parents and caregivers who want to help their children feel confident and less fearful! By Barbara Hay, Children's Coach and Therapist It's very difficult for children to understand and regulate their emotions but it's essential if we're to up grow up [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:34:15+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FREE Community Research Training

Come along to our Community Research Training workshop on the 6th June at Unit 3, Saint George's Business Centre from 10am to 4pm by registering on the link below. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/healthwatch-portsmouth-8358847194 Best of all, it's free! We look forward to seeing you there.

By | 2017-08-02T13:35:16+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Event|0 Comments