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Local Government Association gathers views on the future of social care

The Local Government Association are gathering views on the future of adult social care and the interaction of local authority services, the NHS and other public services. The LGA have published a Green Paper examining options and are encouraging everyone to have their say Read the Green Paper  and Green Paper summary The LGA hope to gather views from as wide a range of people as possible - have your say on the LGA website

June 2018 Board meeting and AGM minutes published

The draft minutes from the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting and AGM, held on 27 June 2018, have been published Read Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting and AGM 27 June 2018 DRAFT minutes Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting 27 June 2018 Agenda Project Manager’s report Imelda Redmond’s presentation Graham Keeping’s presentation

Are mental health services in Portsmouth meeting the needs of new mums and mums to be?

Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (which is responsible for funding and developing local NHS services) is working with Healthwatch Portsmouth to see if services in Portsmouth are meeting the mental health needs of new mums and mums to be and how they could be made better.Studies show that between 10% and 20% of mothers experience mental health problems in the period between conception and the baby's first birthday.The NHS in Portsmouth wants to know if local services are meeting these needs and helping new mums. It has developed a questionnaire to find out what mums' experiences were.If you are a recent [...]

New Portsmouth hub offers Doctors appointments until 10pm

Doctors appointments are now available until 10pm to all patients across Portsmouth Monday to Saturday at the Lake Road Health Centre Surgery in Nutfield Place, Portsmouth PO1 4JT. The new service also offers urgent same-day appointments until 10pm every day of the year. If you require an appointment outside of your surgery's working times you should contact your normal Doctor's surgery to be put through to the late night service. The new hub surgery will have access to all your medical records so the Doctor or nurse you see will know about your medical history and any drugs you are [...]

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