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


Best People Awards – Patients Choice Award

The 2017 Patient’s Choice Award  is for members of the public to thank a Portsmouth Hospitals employee or team who have made a real difference to their or a relative’s healthcare. 

Do you know a member of staff who has made a real difference to yours or a relative’s healthcare?

Do you know an individual or team who have gone the extra mile to provide you with an exceptional service?

Do you know an individual or team who have gone beyond the call of duty to […]

CQC seeks views on next phase of regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of regulation for health and social care across the country. 

For the next eight weeks anyone with an interest is encouraged to have their say.

The proposals include: 

• Changes to the regulation of primary medical services and adult social care services, including the frequency and intensity of its inspections and how CQC monitors providers and gathers its intelligence.

• Improvements to the structure […]

Tai Chi for people with dementia – seeking volunteers

Do you know or are you a carer of someone with dementia?

Bournemouth University is looking for people to get involved with a piece of research around Dementia and Tai Chi. The research team are happy to come out and deliver workshops explaining the project to the groups or individuals

The study is being conducted by Bournemouth University research team led by Dr Samuel Nyman.

Portsmouth City has been selected to be a part of the study. The study is approved by the NHS research ethics […]

Patient Engagement Champion 2017

Congratulations to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

On Tuesday 16 May 2017, MES (Membership Engagement Services), awarded the Trust “ Engagement Champion of the Year”. The award was in recognition of the Trusts commitment to actively involve patients, families, carers and members of the local community on the design, delivery and monitoring of our services.

The judging panel which included the Head of Patient Experience at NHSI said the trust showed a bold and creative approach and has advanced beyond the boundaries of what engagement in health […]

The NHS needs your help!

Gemma McKenna is a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton working on a study concerning people’s experiences of urgent and emergency care. She is really keen to recruit interviewees from the Portsmouth area. Please see attached some further information.

Can you help?

She needs:

Participants: She is looking for people aged 18-25, from East European backgrounds, and aged 70 plus, or a carer for one of these groups

From: Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire and have used one or more of the following services:


CQC warns mental health sector is ‘at a crossroads’

some services are responding positively to unprecedented challenges but others must move away from out-dated care that leaves people ‘helpless and powerless’

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (20th July 2017) publishes the findings of its comprehensive inspection programme of all specialist mental health services, giving the most complete picture ever of the quality of mental health provision for people in England.

Inspectors found many examples of excellent care – but they also found too much poor care and far too much variation […]