New social prescribing service launched in Portsmouth

In November a new social prescribing service started for Portsmouth residents. Run by the You Trust, the service is one of 23 across the country funded by the Government to enable patients to better access community support. 'Social prescribing’ aims to improve patients’ quality of life, health and wellbeing by recognising that health is affected by a range of social, economic and environmental factors. Through the service patients are linked with  community resources to help with their social, emotional or [...]

By |2018-12-21T14:44:00+00:00December 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Christmas lunches for homeless and vulnerable people in Portsmouth on Christmas Day 2018

The Good Mental Health Cooperative has compiled a list of Christmas lunches and other support available for homeless and other people in the Portsmouth area who may be alone and vulnerable on Christmas Day 2018. See the list of Christmas meals 2018 Portsmouth City Council have also produced two useful lists  - Help with Food - Resources in Portsmouth - Christmas 2018 opening times Help with Food - Organisations in Portsmouth offering free food for people in need [...]

By |2018-12-17T16:15:29+00:00December 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

NHS publishes guide to healthy caring

The NHS in collaboration with Age UK, Carers UK and the Carers Trust have published a guide to staying healthy for carers. The guide is aimed at anyone who provides regular care to a family member or friend and in particular is aimed at the over 65s. It provides practical advice to support healthy ageing and caring helping people to stay physically and mentally well by providing hints and tips on how to keep fit and independent. The guide [...]

By |2018-12-11T12:45:36+00:00December 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

King’s Fund publish report looking at role of volunteers in the NHS

The King's Fund have published a report, commissioned by the Royal Voluntary Service and Helpforce, looking at volunteering in the NHS, the attitudes of paid staff and possible future roles for volunteers. Researchers found that generally NHS staff recognised and valued the role of volunteers in helping patients and ensuring that treatment was succcessful but some raised concerns about role boundaries. King's Fund - The role of volunteers in the NHS: Views from the front line

By |2018-12-14T12:36:42+00:00December 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

£58 million A&E funding boost for QA

The Government has announced that Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham will receive an additional £58 million to redevelop its urgent care facilities. The funding will result in a new accident and emergency department being built as well as a new acute mental health unit and new diagnostic facilities. It is hoped that the new facilities will be available for use in early 2021. Portsmouth News - Queen Alexandra Hospital to be given more than £58m to build a new A&E [...]

By |2018-12-21T14:47:01+00:00December 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Help shape services for children and young people under 25 with special educational needs and disabilities

Portsmouth City Council is gathering the views of Portsmouth parents with children and young people under 25 who have special educational needs and disabilities. The views will help to shape the council's services and support availlable to the children and young people. To take part complete the SEND parent/carer survey - the clsoing date for entries is 31 December 2018    

By |2018-12-11T12:43:56+00:00December 7th, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth comment on report into bullying at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Today the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Board meeting will consider an independent report by Professor Duncan Lewis of Plymouth University on workplace behaviours at the Trust which is responsible for running Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham. The report identifies inappropriate behaviours of staff and found that 30% of staff responding to a survey had experienced bullying. The report is incorporated in the Trust Board in public 6 December 2018 papers (page 95 onwards) This is Healthwatch Portsmouth's comment on the [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:18:34+00:00December 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting Tuesday 11 December 2018 2:30-4:30pm

We hope you can join us for our next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Tuesday 11 December 2018 2:30-4:30pm at the St Mary's Community Room, St Mary's Lodge, St Mary's Road, Portsmouth PO3 6BB At the meeting we will hear about the latest developments in health and social care across Portsmouth as well as considering Solent NHS Trust proposals for mental health rehabilitation services in city. This meeting will also be a christmas celebration: come and celebrate the festive season [...]

By |2018-12-05T15:41:02+00:00December 5th, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments