Healthwatch Portsmouth jargon buster launched

Know the difference between primary and secondary care, care homes and nursing homes? What is SEND, QAH, CQC or MCP? In health and social care, like in many areas of life, we all tend to use certain phrases and sets of initials assuming that everyone knows what we are talking about. This means that documents, presentations and public meetings can [...]

By | 2018-04-18T11:27:42+00:00 April 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Come to the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting Tuesday 17 April 2018

You are invited to the next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Tuesday 17 April 2018 4-6pm at the St Mary's Community Room, St Marys Lodge, St Marys Rd, Portsmouth PO3 6BB  (See for further information) (NOT St Mary's Community Health Campus as originally stated) Parking is available onsite At this meeting we will be joined [...]

By | 2018-04-16T13:04:49+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

New card gives information for homeless people on registering with a Doctor

A new card has been launched by charity Groundswell for rough sleepers and other homeless people giving them information on their right to see a Doctor. Many people without a permanent address have found it hard to access medical services, this card acts as a reminder of their rights. It also reminds the GP's surgery of their duty to register [...]

By | 2018-04-05T11:04:43+00:00 April 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Take part in Southern Health workshops to determine the future of mental health services in Portsmouth

We have been approached by Southern Health Foundation Trust to raise awareness across the city of a series of workshops that they are running in April and May which will be looking at transforming city-wide mental health services. The Trust is inviting patients, carers, family members, clinicians and local organisations to attend (or send a representative to) a [...]

By | 2018-03-29T11:23:53+00:00 March 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

14 million patients now use GP online services

Almost 14 million people across England use online facilities offered by their GPs to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their records – saving time for themselves and busy GP practices. Figures compiled by NHS England show that 24% of patients are registered for online services with their family doctor and in February 2018 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T17:04:18+00:00 March 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Eastney Practice and the Trafalgar Medical Group to merge

We have been informed by Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group that the merger of the Eastney Practice and the Trafalgar Medical Group has been approved and will go ahead. From 1 April 2018 the two practices will join contracts with a full merger of clinical systems and contracts from 27 June 2018 Portsmouth CCG - [...]

By | 2018-04-18T16:13:25+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Health and care that works for you: Healthwatch England sets out five year strategy

National body Healthwatch England has set out its strategy for the next five years. Their new 2018-2023 strategy  sets out their vision of health and care that works for you. The strategy will be implemented in partnership with local healthwatches. Read more and download a copy of the strategy  at Healthwatch England - Health and care that works [...]

By | 2018-03-22T16:58:27+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Have your say on the future of health services in Portsmouth

Healthwatch Portsmouth is keen to find out what you think of the ideas contained in the series of four health and care service scenarios that Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has just produced as part of phase 2 of Portsmouth’s Your Big Health Conversation. (Early last year, 2017, the CCG started the conversation with Portsmouth [...]

By | 2018-03-21T11:45:10+00:00 March 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments