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Patient Engagement Champion 2017

Congratulations to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust On Tuesday 16 May 2017, MES (Membership Engagement Services), awarded the Trust “ Engagement Champion of the Year”. The award was in recognition of the Trusts commitment to actively involve patients, families, carers and members of the local community on the design, delivery and monitoring of our services. The judging panel which included the Head of Patient Experience at NHSI said the trust showed a bold and creative approach and has advanced beyond the [...]

By |2017-08-02T13:18:51+00:00July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The NHS needs your help!

Gemma McKenna is a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton working on a study concerning people’s experiences of urgent and emergency care. She is really keen to recruit interviewees from the Portsmouth area. Please see attached some further information. Can you help? She needs: Participants: She is looking for people aged 18-25, from East European backgrounds, and aged 70 plus, or a carer for one of these groups From: Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire and have used one or more [...]

By |2017-08-03T15:30:33+00:00July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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 health provision for people in England. Inspectors found many examples of excellent care – but they also found too much poor care and far too [...]

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

Most services meet the ‘Mum Test’ but there is still too much poor care, finds CQC

While the majority of services are safe and of a high quality and many are improving, too many people across England are living in care homes and receiving care and support in their own homes that is not good enough. Without a proper recognition of the importance of adult social care and a renewed commitment to quality, the numbers of people affected by poor care could increase and have a profound impact on their lives.   In a national report, [...]

By |2017-08-02T13:24:47+00:00July 6th, 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 and enabling choice. We are seeking people who can join our Board, to help steer us into the future and work to ensure that local [...]

By |2017-08-02T13:25:34+00:00July 4th, 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 Road GP Surgery closure Stakeholder Letter Queens Road Queens Road QAs

By |2017-08-02T13:28:05+00:00June 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 decorate with flaked coconut, goji berries and nuts. Choc & Truffle will also cover the art of chocolate tasting and a demonstration of tempering chocolate. [...]

By |2017-08-02T13:33:30+00:00May 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 with a resilience to get through what life throws at us.  The Ollie and His Superpowers approach is a wonderful yet simple process which can [...]

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