HIVE Portsmouth is recruiting trustees to join its Board Click on this link for more information HIVE Portsmouth is seeking trustees to join its board
You are welcome to join us for the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting in public on Wednesday 11th December, 2pm - 4pm at St Mary's Community Room, St Mary's Lodge, St Mary's Road, Portsmouth PO3 6BB There will be a shorter session of the formal business of the Board meeting lasting just one hour rather than the usual two hours. We will be celebrating the work of all our Healthwatch Portsmouth volunteers in the second hour of the meeting during which seasonal refreshments will be provided. Please find the agenda http://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Agenda-HWP-Board-Meeting-11-December-2019.pdf for the meeting
Wessex Voices want to find out Why Women Do or Don't attend their First Breast Screening Invite Wessex Voices: Breast Screening Survey 2019 Routine breast screenings can help to ensure women live healthier and longer lives, NHS England Wessex (South) is interested to understand why women choose to go or not to go to their first routine breast screening appointment. Wessex Voices is running a survey to inform the thinking about planning services to improve the likelihood that women will take up the offer of breast screening. The deadline for feedback is 1st December. All answers are anonymous. Wessex Voices want to hear from women aged 47-54 [...]
International Stop pressure Ulcer Day, is taking place at Portsmouth Carers Centre, 117 Orchard Road, Southsea PO4 0AD The aim is to provide specialist support to help prevent pressure sores. Anybody is susceptible, if they are sat/laying in the same position for as little as 30 minutes without moving. The most vulnerable are those who already have an underlying health condition, even someone with a common cold ( their immune system is lowered). Staff from the Bowel and Bladder service and a dietician nurse will be there to answer any questions. If you could please give out and put on your social media sites that would be [...]
we are now advertising for a Healthwatch Officer at Healthwatch Portsmouth Healthwatch Portsmouth Job vacancy Please note the closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 11th November We are the first job posted on this webpage that appears on Help and Care’s website. Please do distribute this information to anyone you think may be interested. We look forward to hearing from you!
Healthwatch Portsmouth Manager's report to the Board now with links. http://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/HWP-manager-report-for-Oct-2019-Board.pdf Please see publications tab for additional items from the meeting.
24.9.19 here is the latest information that Healthwatch Portsmouth has received on access for patients to NHS dental appointments in Portsmouth
Portsmouth residents are being asked by NHS England for their views on dental services in the city. NHS England are preparing to draw up new long term contracts for dental services in 3 areas in Hampshire (Portsmouth, Alton and Tadley) but firstly want to take into account the views of residents in each of these areas. There is a survey available until 14th October for residents of Portsmouth to complete here https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/dental-services-in-portsmouth-alton-and-tadley/
Healthwatch England has published a report that looks at the mental health of new mothers. The report is based on feedback from new mothers who had diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health problems as well as looking at experiences shared with eight local Healthwatch organisations across the country. The report found that although each individual's story was different there were common concerns about mental health problems being triggered, not knowing where to turn to for help and worries about how people will respond if mothers disclose their mental health problems. Read the report - Healthwatch England - Mental health and the journey to parenthood