News 2017-08-03T12:02:09+00:00

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Healthwatch at Fratton Family Festival

Healthwatch Portsmouth were in action at the Fratton Family Festival on Sunday. We spoke with 55 people and received feedback from 50 people on health and social care services in Portsmouth.  We had three surveys available for visitors to the stall to provide feedback on; maternity services, personal health budgets, and, differing ways of accessing routine primary care services.

People who came along to enjoy the family fun day were pleased to see the Healthwatch Portsmouth stall, manned by […]

General Practice delivering improvement and innovation, despite facing “very real” pressures

The most detailed analysis yet of the quality and safety of general medical practice in England has found that nearly 90% of general practices in England have been rated as ‘good’, making this the highest performing sector CQC regulates.

With GPs facing ongoing pressures around capacity, patient demand and workload and at a time of service redesign, the best general practices are driving change and embracing innovation to make sure they are able to deliver even better care into the future.

In a national report, published […]

QA Hospital Report

We have seen the media coverage this morning on the Care Quality Commission’s report on the Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital (here)

We are pleased to report that Healthwatch Portsmouth will be involved in a health summit in early September along with other key parties involved in improving health in the local area.

The meeting will be discussing the improvement plan proposed by the new Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Chief Executive Officer, Mark Cubbon to identify key actions and roles and confirm governance and quality monitoring steps.

Mental Health Patient Support Survey

We currently have a student from the University of Portsmouth on placement with us conducting a community research project to find out about current patient experience with social and health care services and to learn about issues faced with the service that are received.

If you or someone you know are living in Portsmouth, are currently receiving support for a long term mental health condition and olanzapine (the antipsychotic drug) was prescribed for your treatment we would be really grateful if you could take 5 minutes to complete our […]

“Small change – big difference” – Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Experience Charity

Message from Sarah Balchin. Head of Patient Experience QA Hospital:

“Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Patient Experience Charity has been launched! We work closely with patients, families, carers and members of our local community to understand what really matters most to them and aim to support developments which make a positive difference.

This includes fundraising :

  • For specialist projects to provide the little added extras to make life a little easier or more comfortable. For example, we have set up a Carers Café, a place […]

Life in a care home in Portsmouth, what’s it really like?

·        New study compiles the views and experiences of those who live, visit and work in care homes across England.

·        Wide variation revealed, with great care contrasting with homes failing to get the basics right for every resident.

·        National Care champion Healthwatch England urges homes to be more open to using feedback from residents, relatives and staff to help drive improvement.

Work by Healthwatch Portsmouth has helped to inform a new national report on peoples’ experience of care homes. Healthwatch Portsmouth have […]