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


Can you help improve hospital communication with patients/ families/ carers?

Have you been in hospital or visited a relative within the last year?

Researchers are studying the quality of communication between teams when they handover patients to another ward or shift and are looking for people who have been in hospital or visited a relative within the last year to participate in a telephone interview of not more than 20 minutes to learn from experiences of communication with patients and families/carers. This project is running from January to April 2018.

For more details, please click here for recruitment flyer or contact the research team at or telephone 07709 667331. […]

Wessex Voices publishes survey results on maternity matters

Earlier research by The Local Maternity System (LMS) recognised that women’s experience of pregnancy services can sometimes be fragmented and complex.

Working alongside the LMS, Wessex Voices wanted to discover how services can be improved to ensure women are informed and empowered throughout their pregnancy and while giving birth.

Demonstrating an excellent example of collaborative working between Local Healthwatch, Wessex Voices joined up with Midwives and Service Managers to formulate a survey to help capture the experiences of local women and their partners during pregnancy, at birth and throughout the first ten days after birth.

Four months spent promoting their surveys through social […]

Healthwatch Volunteers Christmas Party

The Healthwatch Portsmouth Volunteers Christmas party on Tuesday 12th December was fun, full of laughter and best wishes from the Healthwatch team for all the help our volunteers provide in the wide range of activities they get involved with.  Thank to you to all our volunteers who support our work throughout the year.  Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year !!

Portsmouth City Council Video Diary Project

Project one: social care video diaries

Who we’re looking for: Current social care users from a range of backgrounds. We want to get a snapshot of the different types of social care users, so we welcome applications from people using any Adult Social Care service.

What’s involved: We’re looking for people who can share their experiences – both good and bad – of navigating the social care system. We’ll expect you to complete a regular video diary over the space of two to four weeks – ideally we’d like you to record a daily update, but we can agree a frequency that […]

PHT Happy To Chat New Volunteer Team launching 24th November

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust is forming a new team of volunteers to help unpaid carers whose loved ones are in hospital or whom are in hospital themselves to access the support available to them. The Trust is recruiting to their new ‘happy to chat’ volunteer team.  The role of a Carer Aware Volunteer is to support ward and outpatient areas across the Trust, identifying and supporting unpaid carers.

The role is outlined on the attached document and can be carried out on any day M-F for a minimum of 3 hours per week, there is some online training to complete (approx. 40 […]

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