We have been informed by Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group that the merger of the Eastney Practice and the Trafalgar Medical Group has been approved and will go ahead. From 1 April 2018 the two practices will join contracts with a full merger of clinical systems and contracts from 27 June 2018
Healthwatch Portsmouth would like to update you on new ways of accessing GP services, we have some information below which we hope will be of use.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned users of online GP services to check that they are registered, regulated by the CQC (or its equivalent in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) and UK based. It has advised patients to look up the service’s latest CQC rating to ensure that they get quality healthcare.
The CQC carried out a survey of the 40 online GP providers operating in England and found that the quality of care offered by the different providers varied […]
National body Healthwatch England has set out its strategy for the next five years. Their new 2018-2023 strategy sets out their vision of health and care that works for you. The strategy will be implemented in partnership with local healthwatches.
Read more and download a copy of the strategy at Healthwatch England – Health and care that works for you – our strategy explained 2018-2023
Healthwatch Portsmouth is keen to find out what you think of the ideas contained in the series of four health and care service scenarios that Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has just produced as part of phase 2 of Portsmouth’s Your Big Health Conversation.
(Early last year, 2017, the CCG started the conversation with Portsmouth residents by asking for general feedback on what residents wanted local NHS services to look like. Here is a link to Phase 1).
Phase 2 of the Big Conversation is asking for people’s feedback on more particular areas of health and social care and how […]
What makes a good care home? How can we be sure that we get the best one for our relatives?
Choosing a care home for a relative can be a very stressful experience – how do we ensure that we get the best care? How can we find out what care homes are available in a particular area?
The Care Quality Commission’s new Careaware campaigns promotes their guide What can you expect from a good care home? which runs through the factors families should look for when choosing a care home. The CQC website also has links […]
Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meetings take place six times a year – in 2018 they are scheduled for the following dates. All are held in locations around Portsmouth
27 February 2018- Portsmouth Training and Learning Centre (Portsmouth Academy) 4pm-6pm
17 April 2018 – St Mary’s Community Health Campus 4pm-6pm
27 June 2018 – (venue to be confirmed) 6pm-8pm (The Annual General Meeting will also be held then)
4 September 2018 – Cosham Community Centre 6pm-8pm
17 October 2018 – Portsmouth Training and Learning Centre (Portsmouth Academy) 2pm-4pm
11 December 2018 – St Mary’s Community Health Campus 2pm-4pm
Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meetings are open to everyone, papers are circulated shortly before the event.