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Hear about the future of GP services in Portsmouth at the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting tomorrow

We hope you can join us for the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 17 October 2018. At the meeting we will be joined by Dr Linda Collie, Chief Clinical Officer at Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (the NHS body responsible for planning and funding Doctors services across the city). Linda will be outlining the CCG's plans to improve patient access to GPs across Portsmouth. The meeting will also hear from Mark Young, Head of Estates at Solent NHS Trust, [...]

By |2018-10-16T14:50:34+00:00October 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Come to the Healthwatch Board meeting Wednesday 17 October 2018

We hope you can join us for the next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 October 2018. At the meeting we will be hearing from Dr Linda Collie, Chief Clinical Officer at Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (the NHS body responsible for planning and funding Doctors services across the city). Linda will be outlining the CCG's plans to improve patient access to GPs across Portsmouth. The meeting will also hear from Mark Young, Head of Estates [...]

By |2018-10-16T15:13:50+00:00October 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Portsmouth businesses pledge to make themselves autism-friendly by supporting Autism Hour

Portsmouth businesses are marking Autism Hour over the next few days as they pledge to make themselves more autism-friendly. Set up by the National Autistic Society Autism Hour is an effort to show what an autistic-friendly experience could be.  Research by NAS has shown that over 50% of autistic people and families avoid going to the shops as they are worried about how people will react to their autism. Researchers found that 79% of autistic people feel socially isolated.   Making [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:12:44+00:00October 9th, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

Disruption in roads around St James Hospital due to Portsmouth Water works over the next few weeks

We have been informed by Solent NHS Trust that Portsmouth Water will be carrying out major works in the roads surrounding St James Hospital over the next few weeks starting from Monday 8 October. As a result of the disruption there is likely to be congestin on the main roads surrounding St James - patients and carers are advised to allow extra time to reach the hospital. Roads affected LOCATION START DATE WEEK COMMENCING DURATION CHURCH VIEW 8 OCTOBER 2018 [...]

By |2018-10-08T11:13:30+00:00October 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Should you have the winter flu vaccine?

Public Health England have published a guide to the winter flu vaccination - it includes information on people who should consider having the vaccination. Flu can affect anyone but if you have a long-term health condition the effects of flu can make it worse even if the condition is well managed and you normally feel well. You should have the free flu vaccine if you are: • pregnant or have a long term condition such as: • a heart problem [...]

By |2018-10-02T12:47:49+00:00October 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch England launch new report on the carer experience

Healthwatch England have published a new report, based on their research with over 5,000 carers, which attempts to reflect the carers' experience across England. Key findings Carers are not always aware of their rights to an assessment and information and advice. Carers only start looking for help when they reach a ‘crisis’ point. Any delay in accessing support at this point has an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing. Carers have to wait an average of 57 days [...]

By |2018-10-01T15:39:24+00:00October 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Portsmouth Big Lottery funding workshop 22 October 2018

Portsmouth Council's Voluntary Sector Support team are putting on a Big Lottery funding workshop. If your organisation is interested in receiving funding from the Big Lottery come along and find out more on 22 October 2018 at the Civic offices, Guildhall Square. Session description - Matt York, Big Lottery Funding Manager for the Solent Area will be giving a presentation about Big Lottery support for communities and funding streams and after the presentation he'll be available to talk on a [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:13:17+00:00October 1st, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Health and Care Portsmouth learning disabilities celebration and learning event 10 October 2018

Health and Care Portsmouth are running a learning disabilities celebration event on Wednesday 10 October at the training academy in Gunwharf Quays (opposite Marks and Spencer) - people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and professionals are invited for a day of celebration and learning with workshops, information and stalls. We will be there handing out information about Healthwatch Portsmouth and talking to people about their heakth and care. The event takes place 10am-3pm - come for the [...]

By |2018-10-01T15:40:14+00:00October 1st, 2018|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments