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

Review of Think Autism strategy launched

The Government has launched a review of its national adult autism strategy Think Autism. Think Autism is a cross-government strategy, launched in April 2014, which set out the steps that the Department of Health, local councils and other bodies would take to improve the quality of life for autistic adults and ensure that services met their needs. Now the Government is reviewing the effectiveness of the strategy and the progress that has been made as well as asking for ideas [...]

By |2019-03-19T17:06:39+01:00March 19th, 2019|News, PACF|0 Comments

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 |2019-03-19T16:22:15+01:00March 19th, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments

Nominate your local Portsmouth NHS health and care staff, carers and volunteers for Parliamentary awards

The NHS has launched its 2019 parliamentary awards to celebrate and give national recognition to staff who go above and beyond the call of duty. It is inviting nominations for NHS team members who go the extra mile for patients. The awards were created to celebrate NHS staff, carers and volunteers - their hard work, innovative ideas and unwavering efforts to put patients first. MPs are now searching for and want to hear from outstanding individuals in their local area [...]

By |2019-03-28T14:47:18+01:00March 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What do you know about extended access Doctors services?

Over the next few weeks researchers from Healthwatch Portsmouth will be visiting all the Doctors' surgeries across the city to ask patients what they know about the extended access service which has been available across Portsmouth since last summer. What do you know about the new services available?  If you are a Portsmouth resident and registered with a GP surgery in the city please help us by completing a brief survey for your surgery on the Spring 2019 research [...]

By |2019-03-12T09:41:47+01:00March 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments