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Local Government Association gathers views on the future of social care

The Local Government Association are gathering views on the future of adult social care and the interaction of local authority services, the NHS and other public services. The LGA have published a Green Paper examining options and are encouraging everyone to have their say Read the Green Paper  and Green Paper summary The LGA hope to gather views from as wide a range of people as possible - have your say on the LGA website

By |2018-08-07T12:40:55+00:00August 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

June 2018 Board meeting and AGM minutes published

The draft minutes from the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting and AGM, held on 27 June 2018, have been published Read Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting and AGM 27 June 2018 DRAFT minutes Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting 27 June 2018 Agenda Project Manager’s report Imelda Redmond’s presentation Graham Keeping’s presentation

By |2018-09-04T12:15:54+00:00July 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Are mental health services in Portsmouth meeting the needs of new mums and mums to be?

Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (which is responsible for funding and developing local NHS services) is working with Healthwatch Portsmouth to see if services in Portsmouth are meeting the mental health needs of new mums and mums to be and how they could be made better.Studies show that between 10% and 20% of mothers experience mental health problems in the period between conception and the baby's first birthday.The NHS in Portsmouth wants to know if local services are meeting these needs [...]

By |2018-07-26T16:54:15+00:00July 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

New Portsmouth hub offers Doctors appointments until 10pm

Doctors appointments are now available until 10pm to all patients across Portsmouth Monday to Saturday at the Lake Road Health Centre Surgery in Nutfield Place, Portsmouth PO1 4JT. The new service also offers urgent same-day appointments until 10pm every day of the year. If you require an appointment outside of your surgery's working times you should contact your normal Doctor's surgery to be put through to the late night service. The new hub surgery will have access to all your [...]

By |2018-08-02T15:25:20+00:00July 23rd, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

Government consults on reform of the Gender Recognition Act

The Government is proposing a reform the Gender Recognition Act with the aim of making the process easier for transgender people to change gender through obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate.Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt said: "The discrimination and bigotry that the trans community currently faces is unacceptable in today’s society – we need a culture change. In response to our national LGBT survey trans people have told us that the current system to legally change their gender isn’t working [...]

By |2018-08-02T15:45:58+00:00July 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Have your say on breast and cervical cancer screening in Portsmouth

On Wednesday 1 August 2018 Wessex Voices will be holding an informal discussion on breast and cervical cancer screening. They want to hear from the experts -you- and so would like to invite any women aged 50+ to the discussion in Buckland. The vent will start at 6pm on Wednesday 1 August. As a thank you for your time and knowledge you will receive a £20 gift voucher, refreshments will be available at the event. If you are interested [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:21:52+00:00July 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square celebrates NHS70

On Thursday Healthwatch Portsmouth joined the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, local NHS organisations, staff, school children and members of the public in a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS. Portsmouth News - Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square is taken over for a healthy party for NHS70

By |2018-07-09T09:50:36+00:00July 6th, 2018|News, NHS70|0 Comments