News 2018-04-25T10:20:34+00:00


Check your online GP is CQC registered to ensure quality service

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 […]

Have your say on the future of health services in Portsmouth

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 […]

Are you Careaware?

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 2018

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

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meetings are open to everyone, papers are circulated shortly before the event.

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