NHS Digital introduce new tool for patient opt-out to stop confidential data being used for research purposes

NHS Digital have introduced a new tool that people can use to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for reasons other than their individual care and treatment. This is part of a vision to improve patients' trust and confidence in how data is looked after by the health and social care system. Patients and the public who decide they do not want their personally identifiable data used for planning and research purposes will be able to set their national data opt-out choice online. The national data opt-out is available for the public online from 25 May at www.nhs.uk/my-data-choice. For those who do not want to or cannot access the [...]

By |2018-05-15T16:28:59+01:0025 May, 2018|News|0 Comments

Draft April Board meeting minutes published

The draft minutes from our Board meeting on 17 April 2018 are now available Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting  minutes 17 April 2018 DRAFT Documents from meeting Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting 17 April 2018 agenda Healthwatch England strategy 2018-2023 summary Healthwatch England strategy 2018-2023 explained Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting 17 April 2018 Project Manager’s report Healthwatch Portsmouth draft workplan 2018-2019 Wessex Voices PPI terms of reference Portsmouth Hospitals – Briefing note: Financial and clinical performance update, April 2018 Solent NHS Trust – draft quality account Suzanne Hogg – IDS & D2A progress update April 2018 presentation Discussion on Portsmouth CCG scenarios Healthwatch Portsmouth jargon buster

By |2018-05-23T16:12:04+01:0023 May, 2018|News|0 Comments

Mental Health Foundation – Your mental health

Right now, mental health problems have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people. The Mental Health Foundation is a charity dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems. They deliver and run ground-breaking evidence and practice-informed programmes, giving us the expertise to share what works. For more of their resources please click on Mental Health Foundation - Your mental health.

By |2018-05-23T12:34:07+01:0021 May, 2018|News|0 Comments

Portsmouth hospital worker shortlisted for NHS70 award

Congratulations to Rose Bennett, a domestic assistant at St James' Hospital, who has been nominated for an NHS Parliamentary Awards Lifetime Achievement award for her 46 years dedicated service. Read more at Portsmouth News - Portsmouth hospital worker shortlisted for NHS lifetime achievement award after dedicating 46 years to role

By |2018-05-18T15:58:26+01:0018 May, 2018|News, NHS70|0 Comments

Test your stress on the Mental Health Foundation website

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 national charity the Mental Health Foundation have launched a new tool to help people test how stressed they are. Using the  evidence-based Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) the MHF's Stress Test asks a series of questions and then gives a score and an indication of whether this is low, medium or high. Stress is not a mental health problem in itself but it is a key cause of mental health problems like depression and anxiety and is often linked to self-harm and suicide. Stress is also known to lead to physical health problems like muscle and joint pain and cardiovascular problems. As well at [...]

By |2018-05-18T15:57:02+01:0018 May, 2018|News|0 Comments

Get involved in developing the future of healthcare in Portsmouth at the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust workshop Monday 21 May 2018, 14.30 – 16.30 hrs

We have received an invitation from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to a workshop on Monday 21 May 2018 Details of the workshop are below - please reply directly to PatientExperience.Team@porthosp.nhs.uk or phone Sharon Griffen on 023 92286000, ext 59 Invitation to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust workshop 21 May 2018 Are you a patient, family member, carer, member of the local community or voluntary organisation that is interested in supporting your local hospital move towards its ambition of “Outstanding”? Would you like to be part of the development of the 5 year strategy for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to achieve that? We would be delighted if you would join us: [...]

By |2018-05-11T14:45:21+01:0011 May, 2018|Event, News|0 Comments