Healthwatch Portsmouth is recruiting for new Board members

Healthwatch Portsmouth is recruiting for Board members – could it be you?

Help shape health and social 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, Healthwatch Portsmouth acts as the local champion; enabling a community voice, influencing the design and delivery of local services where appropriate, providing challenge and enabling choice.

We are now seeking people to join our Board  to help steer us into the future and work to ensure that local people have a real voice.

These are voluntary positions with reasonable out of pocket expenses covered.

Further information
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Remind men dementia carers’ group this Saturday 3 November 2018 10am in Southsea

This Saturday, 3 November 2018, Remind are running a men carers group at 10am at  the Wellness Centre on Palmerston Road in Southsea. The group is for all men who care for a family member or friend who has dementia. The group meets on the first Saturday of the month  Further details in the flyer below or contact Remind on 0330 332 4030 or email

Remind men carers group flyer



Portsmouth children’s services department rated ‘Good’

Ofsted have published the results of an inspection of Portsmouth City Council’s Children’s Services department and have rated the service as Good.

The inspection was carried out in September 2018, the results are an improvement on the last inspection, carried out in 2014, when the service was rated as “requires improvement.” Inspectors praised the service saying “Despite increasing demand, leaders have made good progress in establishing a resilient and sustainable service. The service that children and families receive is now good overall.”

Ofsted – Children’s services inspection

Children and Young People Now – Ofsted praises resilience of council’s children’s services in face of rising demand

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting hears about future of GP services and St James and St Marys sites

On Wednesday at our Board meeting we heard from Dr Linda Collie, Chief Clinical Officer at Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for GP services in the city. She set out the CCG’s plans for the future of Doctor services in Portsmouth and integration with new initiatives such as the extended hours services at Lake Road surgery, the acute visiting service and the out of hours service which are now open to all patients across Portsmouth. The CCG is working with Doctors practices to develop these services and ensure that good practice is implemented across the city.

We also heard from Mark Young, who is Head of Estates at Solent NHS Trust. Mark gave us an […]

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