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New CQC report looks at how older people move through health and social care services

The Care Quality Commission have today published a report looking at how older people move between health and social care services. Based on research carried out over 20 local council areas researchers found examples of health and care organisations working well together - and of individuals working across organisations to provide high quality care. Researchers also found cases of ineffective co-ordination of health and care services, leading to fragmented care. This was reinforced by funding, commissioning, performance management and [...]

By |2018-07-31T15:17:59+00:00July 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Trafalgar Medical Group Practice and Eastney Practice merger completed

Local Doctors surgery the Trafalgar Medical Group Practice have confirmed that the merger with Eastney Practice has been completed. The Trafalgar Medical Group Practice now operates from two sites: The Osborne Road Surgery 25 Osborne Road Southsea Portsmouth PO5 3ND and Eastney Health Centre Highland Road Eastney Southsea PO4 9HU Previously the Trafalgar Medical Group merged with the Ramilies Surgery, 12 Victoria Road South, Southsea, PO5 2DB Practice website www.trafalgarmedicalgrouppractice.co.uk The Healthwatch Portsmouth services directory has been updated [...]

By |2018-07-02T16:09:26+00:00July 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Whats your experience of booking appointments online?

Do you use your Doctors' surgery website to book appointments? Did everything turn out  as you expected when you turned up for your appointment? We receive lots of feedback here at Healthwatch Portsmouth about difficulties people have in booking appointments over the phone - frequently people find it hard to get in touch with phone lines constantly engaged. In an effort to relieve this problem many GP surgeries across the city have added online appointment booking which should in [...]

By |2018-06-29T15:22:06+00:00June 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch England Director Imelda Redmond cuts cake to celebrate NHS 70 at our AGM!

We were joined last night at our Annual General Meeting by Healthwatch England Director Imelda Redmond. Imelda gave a speech outlining Healthwatch England's strategy for the next five years and the relationship with local Healthwatches. Imelda then joined with Healthwatch Portsmouth Chair Graham Heaney to cut  a cake to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS.At the AGM we also heard from one of our volunteers, Graham Keeping, who outlined his experiences of volunteering with Healthwatch Portsmouth and [...]

By |2018-06-28T12:24:27+00:00June 28th, 2018|News, NHS70|0 Comments

New Healthwatch Portsmouth report into care and personal budgets published

We are really pleased to be able to publish our latest report about health and care services in Portsmouth – this time with a focus on personal budgets and how person-centred care services are across the city. The research, undertaken with the support of local trained volunteers, gathered views from around 230 people and their carers to understand what their experiences have been. The report provides a summary of the feedback and suggests recommendations to improve how services are provided [...]

By |2018-06-27T13:29:57+00:00June 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Annual General Meeting tomorrow (27 June 2018) 6-8pm

Healthwatch Portsmouth Annual General Meeting - Wednesday 27 June 2018 6-8pm We hope you can join us for the Healthwatch Portsmouth Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27 June 2018 6-8pm in Committee Room A at the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AL. Find out about the latest developments in health and social care in Portsmouth. At the meeting, in addition, we will be joined by Imelda Redmond, National Director of Healthwatch England, who will be talking about the new [...]

By |2018-06-26T12:06:53+00:00June 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments