Disruption in roads around St James Hospital due to Portsmouth Water works over the next few weeks

We have been informed by Solent NHS Trust that Portsmouth Water will be carrying out major works in the roads surrounding St James Hospital over the next few weeks starting from Monday 8 October. As a result of the disruption there is likely to be congestin on the main roads surrounding St James - patients and carers are advised to allow extra time to reach the hospital. Roads affected LOCATION START DATE WEEK COMMENCING DURATION CHURCH VIEW 8 OCTOBER 2018 [...]

By |2018-10-08T11:13:30+00:00October 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth autumn newsletter sent out

We have recently sent out our Autumn newsletter to Healthwatch Portsmouth members and stakeholders. It contains news items on our volunteers, the latest developments in health and social care across Portsmouth and details of events. Healthwatch Portsmouth Autumn 2018 newsletter To receive future editions of the newsletter click here to sign up to Healthwatch Portsmouth news

By |2018-10-24T14:50:42+00:00October 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Should you have the winter flu vaccine?

Public Health England have published a guide to the winter flu vaccination - it includes information on people who should consider having the vaccination. Flu can affect anyone but if you have a long-term health condition the effects of flu can make it worse even if the condition is well managed and you normally feel well. You should have the free flu vaccine if you are: • pregnant or have a long term condition such as: • a heart problem [...]

By |2018-10-02T12:47:49+00:00October 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch England launch new report on the carer experience

Healthwatch England have published a new report, based on their research with over 5,000 carers, which attempts to reflect the carers' experience across England. Key findings Carers are not always aware of their rights to an assessment and information and advice. Carers only start looking for help when they reach a ‘crisis’ point. Any delay in accessing support at this point has an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing. Carers have to wait an average of 57 days [...]

By |2018-10-01T15:39:24+00:00October 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Portsmouth Big Lottery funding workshop 22 October 2018

Portsmouth Council's Voluntary Sector Support team are putting on a Big Lottery funding workshop. If your organisation is interested in receiving funding from the Big Lottery come along and find out more on 22 October 2018 at the Civic offices, Guildhall Square. Session description - Matt York, Big Lottery Funding Manager for the Solent Area will be giving a presentation about Big Lottery support for communities and funding streams and after the presentation he'll be available to talk on a [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:13:17+00:00October 1st, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Health and Care Portsmouth learning disabilities celebration and learning event 10 October 2018

Health and Care Portsmouth are running a learning disabilities celebration event on Wednesday 10 October at the training academy in Gunwharf Quays (opposite Marks and Spencer) - people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and professionals are invited for a day of celebration and learning with workshops, information and stalls. We will be there handing out information about Healthwatch Portsmouth and talking to people about their heakth and care. The event takes place 10am-3pm - come for the [...]

By |2018-10-01T15:40:14+00:00October 1st, 2018|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments

Want to find out more about how the NHS works? Take the free online King’s Fund course starting 15 October 2018

The King's Fund have launched a new online course which gives an overview of the NHS, its constituent parts and the challenges the service faces in the twenty first century. The course will run from 15 October and will last for four weeks, the suggested study time is two hours a week. The course is free to complete with accreditation available for a fee. King's Fund - The NHS explained: how the health system in England really works  [...]

By |2018-09-28T17:03:31+00:00September 28th, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

Help shape Portsmouth City Council’s equality and diversity strategy

Portsmouth City Council is in the process of updating its equality and diversity strategy and is asking for feedback on the draft document which will apply 2019-2021. The strategy sets out the council's vision, approach, key activities and monitoring arrangements in relation to tacking inequalities in Portsmouth to ensure that all residents, visitors to the city and the council's workforce are treated equally and that the diverse needs of the city's population are met. Portsmouth Council overview of diversity and equality [...]

By |2018-09-28T16:00:07+00:00September 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch England asks What do you want from the NHS in the future?

We explore people’s views on the NHS at 80 and beyond in our national conversation #NHS100 As the NHS turns 70 Healthwatch Engalnd is turning its focus to the future, asking people some big questions about three key areas of their health and social care: • People's health and care needs now and in the future • People's relationships with their doctors, nurses and other health professionals • Technology, and how it's revolutionising the types of treatments available and how [...]

By |2018-11-02T16:00:48+00:00September 27th, 2018|News, NHS70|0 Comments