We explore people’s views on the NHS at 80 and beyond in our national conversation #NHS100 As the NHS turns 70 Healthwatch Engalnd is turning its focus to the future, asking people some big questions about three key areas of their health and social care: • People's health and care needs now and in the future • People's relationships with their doctors, nurses and other health professionals • Technology, and how it's revolutionising the types of treatments available and how we interact with services, but also comes with some big practical and ethical questions. Join in the conversation on social media and share our discussion topics to get [...]
BBC - Forget 70 - what will the NHS look like at 100?
BBC - The NHS at 70: A timeline in pictures
Congratulations to Rose Bennett, a cleaner at St James Hospital Milton, who has been recognised for her dedication with an NHS ‘Health Heroes’ award for Lifetime Achievement. Rose has worked at St James for 46 years and in that time has kept the premises clean, improving the lives and helping the recovery of tens of thousands of patients. The Chief Executive of NHS England Sir Simon Stevens presented the award to Rose at a special ceremony. Portsmouth News - Portsmouth NHS cleaner scoops top award
Last night the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth Harbour was lit in blue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS.
On Thursday Healthwatch Portsmouth joined the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, local NHS organisations, staff, school children and members of the public in a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS. Portsmouth News - Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square is taken over for a healthy party for NHS70
Aardman Animations have produced a special animation to celebrate NHS70 https://www.nhs70.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Aardman-Studios-NHS-Birthday-Animation.mp4
On Thursday night, 5 July 2018, over 100 buildings across the UK will shine blue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS. In Portsmouth look out for the Spinnaker Tower which will shine blue to celebrate NHS70 NHS Confederation - #lightupblue
We were joined last night at our Annual General Meeting by Healthwatch England Director Imelda Redmond. Imelda gave a speech outlining Healthwatch England's strategy for the next five years and the relationship with local Healthwatches. Imelda then joined with Healthwatch Portsmouth Chair Graham Heaney to cut a cake to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS.At the AGM we also heard from one of our volunteers, Graham Keeping, who outlined his experiences of volunteering with Healthwatch Portsmouth and the impact he felt he was having as a volunteer. Papers and presentations from the AGM will be available here shortly.
Healthwatch England has launched a new campaign to encourage more people to tell their local Healthwatch what they think and help make care better for them, their families and their communities. The #Itstartswithyou campaign has the core belief that the more people share their ideas, experiences and concerns about NHS and social care, the more services can understand what works, what doesn't and what people want from care in the future. As the NHS turns 70, we're encouraging more people to tell us what they think and help make care better for them, their families and their communities. Thanks to people telling their local Healthwatch what they [...]