NHS England reassures patients affected by closure of Johns Pounds Centre Dentist

Following news reports that patients of the Dentists at the John Pounds Centre have been told that the dental surgery is to close we contacted NHS England to raise the concerns and find out the reason for the surgery closure. NHS England released a statement NHS England recently received termination notices from three Colosseum practices in Portsmouth which means the practices will be closed as of 1st August 2019.  The practices in question are: Portsea Dental Care Ltd – [...]

By |2019-06-14T16:54:22+01:00June 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth new contact details

We are pleased to announce that the Healthwatch Portsmouth service is back up and running. Healthwatch Portsmouth is now being hosted by the charity Help and Care. As a result of the change of host organisation we are in different offices. Healthwatch Portsmouth is now based at the Frank Sorrell Centre, Prince Albert Road, Southsea PO4 9HR. Our new landline telephone number is 023 9354 1510. Lines are open 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. Out of hours please leave a message and we [...]

By |2019-06-10T16:08:01+01:00June 10th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Devonshire Practice and Southsea Medical Centre to merge

Two Southsea Doctors surgeries are to merge on 1 July 2019. Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for funding and overseeing GP services in the city, has agreed to the proposed merger of the Devonshire Practice on Devonshire Avenue and the Southsea Medical Centre in Carlisle Street. The new merged GP practice will be called the Lighthouse Group and is set to offer Improved same day access for its patients Service resilience and improved choice Modern facilities fit for [...]

By |2019-06-14T17:12:13+01:00May 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Help and Care is the new provider of Healthwatch Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council today (3 May 2019) announced that Help & Care will be the new provider of Healthwatch Portsmouth and of the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service relating to NHS health care, with immediate effect. This follows the liquidation of Learning Links who were the previous hosting organisation of Healthwatch in the city. Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion for all health and social care services. It helps people who use health and social care services to influence how [...]

By |2019-05-03T10:11:06+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments

Important announcement from Healthwatch Portsmouth

Update from Portsmouth City Council 29 March 2019 Regrettably Healthwatch Portsmouth is currently unavailable following the liquidation of hosting organisation Learning Links (Southern). Portsmouth City Council is looking at continued provision of Healthwatch as a priority. If clients of the Independent Health Advocacy Complaints Service provided by Healthwatch have any questions, including around data protection, they can contact Portsmouth City Council Helpdesk on 023 9282 2251 or email cityhelpdesk@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

By |2019-03-29T12:31:04+01:00March 29th, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments

Report of third walkthrough at Queen Alexandra Hospital ugent care department

The report of our third walkthrough of the Queen Alexandra Hospital urgent care department has been published and is now available on our publications page.  The walk through was conducted as part of our enter and view activities to gain an idea of a typical patient experience. The report contains the impressions of Healthwatch Portsmouth volunteers on how the department was coping with general urgent care admissions as well as recommendations for improvements.

By |2019-03-28T16:46:03+01:00March 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Gunwharf Quays shops to mark world autism week with autism friendly shopping

Portsmouth's Gun Wharf Quays shopping centre is to mark world autism week 1 - 7 April 2019 with autism friendly  'autism hours'  everyday. On Monday 1 April to Friday 5 April at 4 - 5pm, Saturday 5 April 9-10am and Sunday 6 April 2019 10-11am shops in the centre will be dimming their lights and turning off music to make the shops friendlier for autistic people. Further information on the Gunwharf Quays website

By |2019-03-28T15:30:14+01:00March 28th, 2019|News, PACF|0 Comments

Help shape Healthwatch Portsmouth priorities for 2019/2020

Help us decide our priorities for the year 2019-2020! Healthwatch Portsmouth is an independent consumer champion, set up to listen to the voice of the local community in Portsmouth. We work with a wide range of organisations and individuals in health and social care services to make improvements to services and ensure that voice of patients and service users is included in discussions. So that our workplan reflects the priorities of our members we would like to inbviute you to [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:06:59+01:00March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

CQC publishes profile of older people’s services in Portsmouth

The Care Quality Commission has published a profile of older people's services in Portsmouth. The profile is based on data held by the CQC at the end of September 2018 and compares Portsmouth’s position against the England averages and a group of 15 comparators; towns found to be most similar to Portsmouth in terms of demographics. See the full profile - CQC older peoples pathway Portsmouth 2019 Headlines • Just under half of Portsmouth care and nursing homes are rated [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:15:18+01:00March 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting 3 April 2019

We hope you can join us for our next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Wednesday 3 April 2019 4-6pm at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth PO2 7BT  At the meeting we will hear about the latest developments in health and social care across Portsmouth. We will be joined by Theresa Murphy, Chief Nurse at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (which is responsible for the Queen Alexandra Hospital) and Jackie Ardley, Chief Nurse at Solent NHS Trust who will be outlining how [...]

By |2019-03-21T14:50:20+01:00March 21st, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments