Community grants for Portsmouth groups now open

NHS England's and NHS Improvement's Celebrating Involvement in Healthcare Community Grants Scheme is now open. Grants of up to £2500 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to showcase how they have been involving patients, service users and the public in improving health services. Information about eligibility and how to apply is available on the NHS England website  The deadline for applications is midnight on 23 September 2019.

By |2019-08-08T14:54:27+01:008 August, 2019|News|0 Comments

New Healthwatch Portsmouth leaflet now available

We have updated and republished our Your voice counts leaflet. It contains our latest contact details as well as information on Healthwatch Portsmouth. It also provides a form to feedback on health and social care services. Read Healthwatch Portsmouth - Your Voice Counts To order paper copies of this leaflet for your community service or centre please contact

By |2019-08-07T16:58:34+01:007 August, 2019|News|0 Comments

New mother or mother to be? Tell Portsmouth City Council about your contraception preferences

Portsmouth City Council’s Public Health department is running a project to find out about women's preferences on postnatal contraception.  If you are new mother or are expecting a baby please help the council by completing a survey to tell them your preferences Please complete the survey that most closely describes your situation. If you are expecting a baby soon: If you have recently had a baby: The results will help to make contraception services for new mums and mums to be better

By |2019-08-07T13:59:40+01:005 August, 2019|News|0 Comments

Extra NHS Dentists available in Portsmouth for patients affected by surgery closures

NHS England has announced that extra NHS dental services will be available for patients in Portsmouth affected by the closure of three dental surgeries. Following an intervention by Healthwatch Portsmouth NHS dental treatment is now available at Bupa Dental Care, 90 Northern Road, Cosham PO6 3E. Discussions are also underway with the University Dental Academy in Portsmouth with a view to providing NHS care for patients in Portsmouth city. NHS England will write to former patients of the closed dental surgeries giving details of the new services shortly. In June Colloseum Dental Services announced that they were closing three Dental surgeries in Portsmouth offering NHS appointments: in [...]

By |2019-08-08T17:37:26+01:001 August, 2019|News|0 Comments

Portsmouth Lottery grants available for local voluntary groups

Portsmouth City Council have sent us through information on a grants scheme for local charities and voluntary groups with incomes of under £35,000 to purchase equipment or to fund projects. The deadline for proposals is Friday 9 August 2019. Information from the Council: We recognise the incredible contribution and role our local charities, not-for-profit and voluntary sector organisations play in the local community. Thanks to the Portsmouth Lottery, we are able to offer one-off grants to local good causes through our small grants fund. The grant could cover the purchase of needed equipment, or a specific project or activity. Before applying, read our funding policy guidelines and terms and conditions to [...]

By |2019-08-07T14:05:40+01:0031 July, 2019|News|0 Comments

Council health overview panel to consider future of Jubilee House

Thursday's meeting of Portsmouth City Council's Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel is set to make significant changes by relocating services offered at Jubilee House in Medina Road, Cosham. Read the paper to be presented to the panel setting out the background and proposal for Jubilee House services Healthwatch Portsmouth will be attending the meeting and would like to hear your views on the plans to change services - to contact us please email or through our Facebook page or Twitter, alternatively phone Siobhain McCurrach on 07970166609. See the agenda for the Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel 17 July 2019

By |2019-07-15T16:56:17+01:0015 July, 2019|News|0 Comments

Carers: have you had contact with the mental health crisis team?

Rosie Penlington of the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group is working on a project to improve the Mental Health Crisis Service She would like to speak to and get feedback from as many carers who have been in contact with the service as possible. Rosie will be putting on a focus group and distributing a questionnaire but she would also like to come along to some carers groups to hear about people's experiences. If you would be happy for Rosie to attend your group please contact her using the e-mail or call 023 9268 8503.

By |2019-07-19T11:59:03+01:001 July, 2019|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth publishes annual report 2018-2019

Healthwatch Portsmouth has published its annual report for the year 2018-2019. Last year we heard from 530 people who visited our stalls and told us about their experience of a number of different areas of health and social care. Local people told us that they wanted local health services to communicate better between services to prevent unnecessary appointments being made for treatment. eHighlights 530 people shared their health and social care story with us, 45% more than last year 18 volunteers helped us to to carry out our work. In total they gave 559 hours of their time 4,443 people accessed Healthwatch Portsmouth advice and information online or contacted us with questions about local [...]

By |2019-07-01T16:34:49+01:0030 June, 2019|News|0 Comments