Healthwatch wins national award for engagement work

Healthwatch has just won a national award!!!  Its digital campaign #WhatWouldYouDo? won where local Healthwatches reached out to the public and patients online to find out views on how the NHS Long Term Plan could best be delivered locally.  GranicusUK awarded Healthwatch England the prestigious title at the 2020 Granicus Public Sector Digital Awards 'Campaign of the year' ceremony. This is great timing for today's release of Healthwatch England's Annual Report http://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200129-Guided-By-You-Healthwatch-England-Annual-Report-2018-19.pdf

By |2020-01-31T11:19:11+00:0031 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

QA Hospital : Care Quality Commission Inspection Report – out today – Overall Rating ‘Good’

The Care Quality Commission's Report of the Inspection that they carried out in October 2019 has been published today, 4 out of 5 categories were rated as 'Good'. Here is the full Inspection Report  https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAJ6691.pdf Chief Executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust which runs QA Hospital issued a letter to welcome the report and praise the staff for the improvements made Here is the letter http://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/280120-PHT-letter-on-CQC-Insp-Rep-Oct-19.pdf

By |2020-01-29T11:47:24+00:0029 January, 2020|News|0 Comments

Access to back gate of St James’s Hospital – announcement from NHS Property Services

Further to the problems that people have reported recently on access to the rear of St James' Hospital we have received the following notice via Solent NHS that NHS Property Services issued last week: Access to St. James Hospital site There have been a series of significant attempts to remove lead from buildings on the St. James site in recent days. The Police have advised NHS Property Services that to make the buildings secure and the site safe for colleagues, it is necessary to secure access to the site. Temporary Harris fencing is now in place on site and a manned gate at the main entrance is [...]

By |2020-01-24T13:05:39+00:0024 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Parent of a disabled child or children facing barriers to access physical activity?

Sense and the ukactive Research Institute are working together to find out how families with a child with complex disabilities take part in physical activity.  Sense and UK active Research Institute want to know what motivates but what challenges families with disabled children face when accessing sport and physical activity. An online survey is open until Sunday 15th March. After the responses have been analysed Sense will establish a national activity programme for disabled children and evaluate the impact of it on the child and the wider family. Sense home page ukactive Research Institute home page

By |2020-01-24T10:13:55+00:0024 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Carers Discovery Events – February – in the north and south of the city

Portsmouth Carers Centre is hosting two events in February to find out from carers what they think about health and care services in the city. Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Solent NHS Trust and Healthwatch Portsmouth will be there to hear your views Tuesday 11th February event 10am  - 2 pm is at Cosham Baptist Church Friday 21st February event 10 am - 2pm is at Portsmouth Central Library For more details and to sign up to attend click on this link http://Carers Discovery Events in February flyer

By |2020-01-23T11:50:35+00:0023 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Autism Hampshire Drop-in event 15th January

Autism Hampshire is hosting a drop-in event in Cosham on Wednesday 15th January 2020  from 10am click on link for more info http://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Drop-in-Cosham-flyer.pdf January 2020 Update  There will be an Autism Showcase Event on Friday 12th June at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.  More information will be available closer to the time but there will be information stalls, short talks from autistic people and representatives from groups in other areas who have developed new ways to support autistic adults. For more information about possible project ideas to support adults with autism click here.                         http://autism [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:45:12+00:003 January, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Portsmouth Pensioners survey: your experience of obtaining adult social care

PORTSMOUTH PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION - SURVEY OF MEMBERS' EXPERIENCE OF OBTAINING ADULT SOCIAL CARE Portsmouth Pensioners Association is undertaking a survey of local residents' experience of obtaining adult social care. We would find it helpful if you could answer a few questions about your own experience of seeking support either for yourself or for someone else in need of help.. Your responses will be used to provide a picture of how Portsmouth residents obtain the support they need to assist us in identifying specific problems they have in getting that help. No personal details given will be passed to any third party. Please press SEND in the top right [...]

By |2020-01-03T19:23:09+00:003 January, 2020|News|0 Comments