For information on how Healthwatch Portsmouth is working in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, please see below and visit our News Page.

Our team are working with our board and Help & Care headquarters, to explore ways of delivering our services as effectively as possible under these unusual circumstances. We are continuing to gather people’s feedback and the views regarding their needs and experiences in relation to COVID-19 and other services where it relates to patient safety.

You can still contact us:
by telephone on:  (023) 9354 1510
by email: info@healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk

by website via the contact form here

by post: Healthwatch Portsmouth, PO Box 1078, Portsmouth, PO1 9UR

We are focusing on supporting the health and care system to get clear and accurate information and advice out to communities

We are prioritising the safety and wellbeing
of staff, volunteers and the wider public. Our staff are now working remotely and our volunteer activities have been temporarily suspended

Resources for you

We have compiled a list of resources where you can find information to keep you safe and healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions-information for Portsmouth

In particular:

You can now text PCC to request personal support during the COVID-19 pandemic – e.g. for food parcels, prescription collection, transport to medical appointments and well-being checks.

text 07860 027785  Further details can be found here.

Portsmouth Voluntary and Community Services

Healthwatch Portsmouth – We help people get the best out of their local health and social care services; whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

Healthwatch is the independent champion for health and social care in England. Working locally in Portsmouth, we give children, young people and adults a powerful voice – making sure their views and experiences are heard by those who run, plan and watch over health and social care services in the city.

The work we do is influenced by our members, the general public and local organisations and we want to hear from you about your experiences with local services that you use.  We are committed to putting local people and their views at the heart of health and social care services in Portsmouth. To find out more about Healthwatch Portsmouth, please see the about section.

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