Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust public meeting 20 March 2019

On Wednesday 20 March 2019, 6-8pm, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust will be holding a public meeting at the Eastney Methodist Church on Highland Road, PO4 9NJ. This is your chance to hear about the latest plans for Queen Aexandra Hospital as well as question the Trust's Chief Executive Mark Cubbon. Further details in flyer below Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust website

By |2019-02-19T14:40:31+00:00February 19th, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments

Why do 1 in 4 women not attend cancer screening appointments?

NHS figures show that 25% of women over 50 do not attend cervical and breast cancer screening appointments. Wessex Voices is seeking to find out why and is asking all women over 50 to complete a short survey to understand your experiences of screening - http://bit.ly/wvscreeningsurvey The results will give a better understanding of women's feelings about screening tests to enable the screening programme to target women more effectiveley.

By |2019-02-12T16:47:02+00:00February 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Help develop the NICE guideline on babies, children and young people’s experience of healthcare

Help develop the NICE guideline on babies, children and young people's experience of healthcare 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. Our guidance is based on research evidence and takes into account the views of people working in or using relevant services, and other stakeholder groups. NICE are currently looking for additional lay members to join the [...]

By |2019-02-12T16:16:18+00:00February 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Free central heating available for households on low incomes, means-tested benefits or with long-term health issues

Portsmouth City Council is offering free first time central heating for households in Portsmouth, Havant and Gosport. The  Warmer Homes scheme intends to deliver 1,500 free central heating installations to people with electric heating or those heated by gas fires/heaters. Electric heating is one of the most expensive forms of heating, costing up to three times the cost of gas central heating. The scheme is available to families on low incomes, those in receipt of means-tested benefits, those with [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:43:10+00:00February 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

How confident are you in managing your care?

Health and Care Portsmouth, which brings together health and council services in the city, is seeking to understand how confident patients are in managing their own care and support. They are asking all patients and carers in Portsmouth to complete a short survey about self management of care. The results will help to understand what they can do to enable people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health and wellbeing. For further information and links to [...]

By |2019-02-12T16:40:31+00:00February 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Speak Your Mind! – A mental health conference for young people 10 February 2019 in Fratton

On Sunday 10 February 2019 Future in Mind will be running a conference for young people age 12-25 looking at young people's mental health. Speak Your Mind – A mental health conference for young people Speak your mind is a conference for young people aged 12 to 25 to shape how schools and services in the city respond to the mental health of young people. The event is being run by Future in Mind, a group of young people who [...]

By |2019-02-12T11:05:50+00:00February 7th, 2019|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments

NHS consults on ‘low value’ drugs

The NHS has launched a consultation on eight drugs which it recommends should not be routinely prescribed. These so called low value drugs have more effective or over the counter alternatives available. Currently the NHS spends over £70 million on these drugs each year and is seeking to reduce spending; it needs to know about the impact on patients. NHS - Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance [...]

By |2019-02-12T16:36:24+00:00January 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting Tuesday 5 February 2019 4pm

We hope you can join us for our next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Tuesday 5 February 2019 4-6pm at the Frank Sorrell Centre, Prince Albert Road, Southsea PO4 9HR. At the meeting we will hear from Clare Rachwal, Manager of the Carers' Centre Dr Tim Cotton, Clinical Transformation Director for STP and Sue Harriman, Chief Executive, Solent NHS Trust who will be updating us on the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sustainability & Transformation Partnership and opportunities for patient and [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:11:31+00:00January 30th, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments

King’s Fund publish guide to NHS Long Term Plan

Health thinktank the King's Fund have published a guide to the NHS long term plan The Government published the NHS long term plan on 7 January 2019 setting out its vision for the NHS over the next 10 years. The King's Fund examines the key elements of the plan, together with commitments made, and gives an expert commentary on the practical implications. Read King's Fund - The NHS long-term plan explained

By |2019-01-25T16:27:31+00:00January 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments