we are now advertising for a Healthwatch Officer at Healthwatch Portsmouth
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