June 2018 Board meeting and AGM minutes published

The draft minutes from the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting and AGM, held on 27 June 2018, have been published Read Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting and AGM 27 June 2018 DRAFT minutes Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting 27 June 2018 Agenda Project Manager’s report Imelda Redmond’s presentation Graham Keeping’s presentation

By |2018-09-04T12:15:54+01:0031 July, 2018|News|0 Comments

Are mental health services in Portsmouth meeting the needs of new mums and mums to be?

Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (which is responsible for funding and developing local NHS services) is working with Healthwatch Portsmouth to see if services in Portsmouth are meeting the mental health needs of new mums and mums to be and how they could be made better.Studies show that between 10% and 20% of mothers experience mental health problems in the period between conception and the baby's first birthday.The NHS in Portsmouth wants to know if local services are meeting these needs and helping new mums. It has developed a questionnaire to find out what mums' experiences were.If you are a recent new parent and have used mental health services [...]

By |2018-07-26T16:54:15+01:0026 July, 2018|News|0 Comments

New Portsmouth hub offers Doctors appointments until 10pm

Doctors appointments are now available until 10pm to all patients across Portsmouth Monday to Saturday at the Lake Road Health Centre Surgery in Nutfield Place, Portsmouth PO1 4JT. The new service also offers urgent same-day appointments until 10pm every day of the year. If you require an appointment outside of your surgery's working times you should contact your normal Doctor's surgery to be put through to the late night service. The new hub surgery will have access to all your medical records so the Doctor or nurse you see will know about your medical history and any drugs you are currently taking. The Lake Road Health Centre has [...]

By |2018-08-02T15:25:20+01:0023 July, 2018|News, PACF|0 Comments

Morrisons to introduce ‘quiet hour’ 9-10am in Portsmouth shops

Supermarket chain Morrisons is to introduce a quiet hour in its stores every Saturday 9-10am with no music, reduced in-store announcmeents and reduced trolley movements. The initiative is being introduced for customers who prefer a quiet shopping experience. The has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society - many people who are autistic or those with autistic children can find shopping in a supermarket an anxious experience. Portsmouth News - Morrisons launches ‘quiet hour’ to help autistic customers in Portsmouth, Gosport and Horndean Morrisons has shops in Portsmouth at the Victory Retail Park and on Anchorage Road.

By |2018-07-23T10:10:05+01:0020 July, 2018|PACF|0 Comments

Government consults on reform of the Gender Recognition Act

The Government is proposing a reform the Gender Recognition Act with the aim of making the process easier for transgender people to change gender through obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate.Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt said: "The discrimination and bigotry that the trans community currently faces is unacceptable in today’s society – we need a culture change. In response to our national LGBT survey trans people have told us that the current system to legally change their gender isn’t working and they find the process bureaucratic, costly and intrusive. We want to help people to thrive and to go about their daily life, living in the gender they [...]

By |2018-08-02T15:45:58+01:0016 July, 2018|News|0 Comments

Have your say on breast and cervical cancer screening in Portsmouth

On Wednesday 1 August 2018 Wessex Voices will be holding an informal discussion on breast and cervical cancer screening. They want to hear from the experts -you- and so would like to invite any women aged 50+ to the discussion in Buckland. The vent will start at 6pm on Wednesday 1 August. As a thank you for your time and knowledge you will receive a £20 gift voucher, refreshments will be available at the event. If you are interested in attending please contact Sue Newell - sue.newell@healthandcare.org.uk, tel 07595424198. Further information at http://bit.do/wessexvoices

By |2018-07-31T15:21:52+01:0013 July, 2018|News|0 Comments