Healthwatch Portsmouth weekly drop-in’s at Citizen’s Advice

We are now running drop-in sessions at the Citizen's Advice office 2-3 Ark Royal House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2GF. Members of the Healthwatch team will be there from 9.30 - 4.30 Tuesdays and Thursdays.  During the drop-in's we can: offer you information and advice about local services Advise or support you with an NHS [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:12:23+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Best People Awards – Patients Choice Award

The 2017 Patient’s Choice Award  is for members of the public to thank a Portsmouth Hospitals employee or team who have made a real difference to their or a relative’s healthcare.  Do you know a member of staff who has made a real difference to yours or a relative’s healthcare? Do you know an individual or [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:17:21+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of regulation for health and social care across the country.  For the next eight weeks anyone with an interest is encouraged to have their say. The proposals include:  • Changes to the regulation of primary [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:14:04+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Tai Chi for people with dementia – seeking volunteers

Do you know or are you a carer of someone with dementia? Bournemouth University is looking for people to get involved with a piece of research around Dementia and Tai Chi. The research team are happy to come out and deliver workshops explaining the project to the groups or individuals The study is being conducted [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:14:33+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Patient Engagement Champion 2017

Congratulations to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust On Tuesday 16 May 2017, MES (Membership Engagement Services), awarded the Trust “ Engagement Champion of the Year”. The award was in recognition of the Trusts commitment to actively involve patients, families, carers and members of the local community on the design, delivery and monitoring of our services. The [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:18:51+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The NHS needs your help!

Gemma McKenna is a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton working on a study concerning people’s experiences of urgent and emergency care. She is really keen to recruit interviewees from the Portsmouth area. Please see attached some further information. Can you help? She needs: Participants: She is looking for people aged 18-25, from East European [...]

By | 2017-08-03T15:30:33+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

CQC warns mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’

some services are responding positively to unprecedented challenges but others must move away from out-dated care that leaves people ‘helpless and powerless’ The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (20th July 2017) publishes the findings of its comprehensive inspection programme of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete picture ever of the quality of mental [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:23:49+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Can you help shape health and care services in Portsmouth?

Healthwatch Portsmouth is a local body created to help people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping shape them for tomorrow, we act as the local champion; enabling a community voice, influencing the design and delivery of local services where appropriate, providing challenge [...]

By | 2017-08-02T13:25:34+00:00 July 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments