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


Consultation on care services in Portsmouth survey closing soon

Care Services in Portsmouth – What are your views?

Our survey will be closing on 17th November but there is still time to be in with a chance of winning a £20 gift voucher. As you know we want to invite as many people as possible living in the PO1-PO6 post code areas to get involved. The research will look into the person-centred approach and where it needs to be improved to respond to what matters most to people.

  • If you, or someone you know, […]

Care Services – what are your views? Respond by 3rd November for a chance to win a £20 gift voucher

Do you have a long-term condition and receive care services or know someone who does? What would you expect of care services in the future?

Healthwatch Portsmouth is undertaking independent research into peoples’ experiences with care services and personal budgets, particularly around the level of choice and control people are given over how, when and by who these services are provided. A report with the main findings will be published and shared with Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other NHS organisations to tell […]

National Poetry Day – Stub!

To celebrate National Poetry Day we would like to share with you a poem called Stub! written by our Advocate Fergus Cameron:

It’s not the first thing you say to yourself

Reviewing all aspects of improving your health

Your heart and your lungs

Your rising blood pressure

Your kidneys your liver

Your BMI measure



Eye Services: A Call for Feedback

Wessex Local Eye Health Network is carrying out an eye health needs assessment for Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

They are particularly interested in how local patients and users of eye health services have found the experience.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Eye Services Flyer Sept 2017


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 […]