Public Participation 2017-10-26T09:26:32+00:00

Public Participation

Whenever opportunities arise, we are keen to encourage local people to feedback about different proposals to change how local services are commissioned and provided. This page provides links to engagement and consultation activities currently underway that the public are invited to contribute to:

 We currently have a student from the University of Portsmouth on placement with us conducting a community research project to find out about current patient experience with social and health care services and to learn about issues faced with the service that are received.If you or someone you know are living in Portsmouth, are currently receiving support for a long term mental health condition and olanzapine (the antipsychotic drug) was prescribed for your treatment we would be really grateful if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey.

To ensure confidentiality, please do not write your name on this survey.

The survey can be completed by clicking here

Care Services – what are your views? Respond by 17th November for a chance to win a £20 gift voucher

Do you have a long-term condition and receive care services or know someone who does? What would you expect of care services in the future?

Healthwatch Portsmouth is undertaking independent research into peoples’ experiences with care services and personal budgets, particularly around the level of choice and control people are given over how, when and by who these services are provided. A report with the main findings will be published and shared with Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other NHS organisations to tell them what local people are saying about their experiences so they can work together to improve services for the future.

We want to invite as many people as possible living in the PO1-PO6 post code areas to get involved. The research will look into the person-centred approach and where it needs to be improved to respond to what matters most to people.

All responses received by 17th November will be entered into a free prize draw with a chance to win a £20 gift voucher.

For more information please see the Glossary and Information Sheet 

If you have any questions about this research, would prefer to complete the survey on paper, or need the survey in a different format, please contact Patrick Fowler at Healthwatch Portsmouth on 02393 977079 or at

Thank you in advance for your time and support to improve health and care services across the city.

Producing a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statutory responsibility for the Health and Wellbeing Board. It needs to be published every 3 years. The final PNA for Portsmouth is due to be published on 1st April 2018.  For more information on the consultation please see the attached consultation leaflet

 The consultation on the draft 2018 Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Portsmouth is now open. The draft report and the accompanying survey containing the consultation questions and can be found on the Portsmouth City Council consultation webpage at:

 The consultation will remain open until 9am on Wednesday 27th December 2017. We are grateful for your time in responding.

For information about how NICE involve patients and the public in their work please visit the get involved page on the NICE website.

For more information about wider changes planned for health and social care, please go to the NHS Future Plans page in the Information Centre section of our website.

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