PHT Happy To Chat New Volunteer Team launching 24th November

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust is forming a new team of volunteers to help unpaid carers whose loved ones are in hospital or whom are in hospital themselves to access the support available to them. The Trust is recruiting to their new ‘happy to chat’ volunteer team.  The role of a Carer Aware Volunteer is to [...]

By | 2017-11-28T14:16:56+00:00 November 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CQC Review of Children and young people’s mental health services

Below is the latest report from the Care Quality Commission which summaries the current state of knowledge about the quality and accessibility of mental health services for children and young people. Here are Healthwatch Portsmouth we are interested in gathering the views of young people transitioning from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services.  Our survey [...]

By | 2017-11-28T14:29:55+00:00 November 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Job Opportunity: PACF Coordinator, 3.5 Hours Per Week

We are advertising the part-time role of Coordinator for the Portsmouth autism Community Forum. Please find the advert, job description (including role specifications) and standard application form. If you are interested, please download the forms below, complete the application and send it to siobhain.mccurrach@learninglinks.co.uk. Job Description Job Advert Application Form Deadline: 17:00, Wednesday 15th November, [...]

By | 2017-11-07T12:14:06+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Care Services – what are your views? Respond by 3rd November for a chance to win a £20 gift voucher

Do you have a long-term condition and receive care services or know someone who does? What would you expect of care services in the future? Healthwatch Portsmouth is undertaking independent research into peoples’ experiences with care services and personal budgets, particularly around the level of choice and control people are given over how, when [...]

By | 2017-10-11T14:03:51+00:00 September 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

National Poetry Day – Stub!

To celebrate National Poetry Day we would like to share with you a poem called Stub! written by our Advocate Fergus Cameron: It’s not the first thing you say to yourself Reviewing all aspects of improving your health Your heart and your lungs Your rising blood pressure Your kidneys your liver Your BMI measure   [...]

By | 2017-09-28T11:38:42+00:00 September 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Eye Services: A Call for Feedback

Wessex Local Eye Health Network is carrying out an eye health needs assessment for Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. They are particularly interested in how local patients and users of eye health services have found the experience. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Eye Services Flyer Sept 2017   [...]

By | 2017-09-28T13:27:49+00:00 September 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch at Fratton Family Festival

Healthwatch Portsmouth were in action at the Fratton Family Festival on Sunday. We spoke with 55 people and received feedback from 50 people on health and social care services in Portsmouth.  We had three surveys available for visitors to the stall to provide feedback on; maternity services, personal health budgets, and, differing ways of accessing [...]

By | 2017-09-21T10:30:39+00:00 September 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

General Practice delivering improvement and innovation, despite facing “very real” pressures

The most detailed analysis yet of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England has found that nearly 90% of general practices in England have been rated as ‘good’, making this the highest performing sector CQC regulates. With GPs facing ongoing pressures around capacity, patient demand and workload and at a time of [...]

By | 2017-09-21T10:14:13+00:00 September 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

QA Hospital Report

We have seen the media coverage this morning on the Care Quality Commission’s report on the Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital (here) We are pleased to report that Healthwatch Portsmouth will be involved in a health summit in early September along with other key parties involved in improving health in the local area. The meeting [...]

By | 2017-09-21T10:52:25+00:00 August 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments