First meeting of Portsmouth Autism Community Forum 18 May 2018

We would like to invite you to the first meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum on Friday 18 May 2018 to be held at Learning Links 3 St Georges Business Centre, St Georges Square, Portsmouth PO1 3EY. The meeting will run 10:30-12:30. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be available throughout. The Autism Community Forum will be a place where people with autism, their families and carers can meet with service providers such as the council, health services and support groups. We want your views and for you to have your say to make services in Portsmouth better. Healthwatch Portsmouth are working with the council on this [...]

By |2018-04-27T16:05:41+01:0027 April, 2018|Event, News, PACF|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth jargon buster launched

Know the difference between primary and secondary care, care homes and nursing homes? What is SEND, QAH, CQC or MCP? In health and social care, like in many areas of life, we all tend to use certain phrases and sets of initials assuming that everyone knows what we are talking about. This means that documents, presentations and public meetings can be hard to understand for the general audience (and in many cases the specialist audience too!). In an attempt to overcome this difficulty at our Board meeting on 17 April 2018 we launched our new jargon buster with a list of definitions of commonly used words, phrases and acronyms. See the Healthwatch Portsmouth jargon [...]

By |2018-11-26T10:45:24+01:0018 April, 2018|News|0 Comments

Come to the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting Tuesday 17 April 2018

You are invited to the next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Tuesday 17 April 2018 4-6pm at the St Mary's Community Room, St Marys Lodge, St Marys Rd, Portsmouth PO3 6BB  (See for further information) (NOT St Mary's Community Health Campus as originally stated) Parking is available onsite At this meeting we will be joined by Suzanne Hogg, Urgent Care and Resilience Lead at Solent NHS Trust who will give an update on progress being made on Integrated Discharge. Read AGENDA Healthwatch Portsmouth Board Meeting 17 04 2018 DRAFT minutes Healthwatch Portsmouth Board Meeting 27 Feb 2018 Healthwatch Portsmouth Feb 2018 Project Manager update Q3-2017-2018 Healthwatch Portsmouth Feb [...]

By |2018-04-16T13:04:49+01:0010 April, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments

New card gives information for homeless people on registering with a Doctor

A new card has been launched by charity Groundswell for rough sleepers and other homeless people giving them information on their right to see a Doctor. Many people without a permanent address have found it hard to access medical services, this card acts as a reminder of their rights. It also reminds the GP's surgery of their duty to register all patients. The cards, which have been commissioned by the Healthy London Partnership’s Homeless Health Programme, let both homeless people and professionals working at GP surgeries know that to register with your local GP practice: You don’t need proof of address You don’t need identification documents Your immigration status doesn’t matter. They also [...]

By |2018-04-05T11:04:43+01:005 April, 2018|News|0 Comments