Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting Tuesday 4 September 2018

You are invited to the  Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Tuesday 4 September 2018 6-8pm in Cosham The next Board meeting will take place at the Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP  Come and find out about the latest developments in health and social care in Portsmouth. The venue is located just off Cosham High Street, a short distance from Cosham train station and bus routes. Parking is available onsite. See Agenda for the meeting draft Minutes from the last Board meeting and AGM (27 June 2018) We look forward to seeing you on the 4th - to help us get an idea of numbers please sign up by [...]

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No time for pain workshop at Queen Alexandra Hospital 15 September 2018

The Department of Rheumatology at Queen Alexandra Hospital will run a “no time for pain” workshop on Saturday 15 September 2018 Many people who have some form of arthritis or connective tissue disease may be living with chronic/ persistent pain. Pain is described as chronic/ persistent when it lasts three to six months or longer.  For people living with arthritis and connective tissue disease the pain can be with them constantly or it may come and go. Chronic pain can make it hard to perform daily activities like cleaning the house, dressing, or looking after their children. Also during the workshop you will: Meet other people who understand [...]

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Good Mental Health drop-in cafe 12 September 2018

On Wednesday 12 September 2018 the Good Mental Health Cooperative will be running a drop-in cafe at Lilly and Lime on the third floor of Portsmouth Central Library in Guildhall Square. The cafe will run 2:00-6:30pm. The Drop-In Cafe is for anyone who's feeling anxious, stress or socially isolated, or if you're worried about a friend or a family member, or if you're just interested to know more about good mental health and wellbeing and the availability of local resources. There'll be a range of stalls with people to talk about support that's available in the city - regular attendees are the Solent Mind Wellbeing Centre, Talking [...]

By |2018-08-28T14:22:00+01:0028 August, 2018|Event|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth change of address

Today, Friday 24 August 2018,  Healthwatch Portsmouth, as a project of Learning Links, is moving with the Head Office of Learning Links from St George’s Business Centre to a new office location in the North End area of Portsmouth. Our new address from Monday 3 September 2018 will be Healthwatch Portsmouth, Suite 103, Technopole, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth PO2 8FA. Our telephone number will remain the same. Next week, between Tuesday 28 August and Friday 31 August, Healthwatch staff will be operating from the Learning Links’ Furnish Shop, known as The Hub located at 53-55 Kingston Road, North End, Portsmouth PO2 7DP. We look forward to welcoming you [...]

By |2018-08-24T15:05:05+01:0024 August, 2018|News|0 Comments

Free training courses to enable you to support people to improve their health.

Portsmouth Council's Wellbeing Service is running free training courses to enable you to support people to improve their health. The three different courses cover smoking, alcohol and healthy weight. There is also Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training, which gives you the skills and confidence to have conversations with people to help them improve their health. These courses are ideal for anyone who works with the public, whether professionally or outside of work. Courses are open to Portsmouth City Council staff, external organisations and the voluntary sector/volunteers. It’s free to all. Level 1 - Very Brief Advice on Smoking Tuesday 18 September (15 spaces) 10:00am - 1:00pm Level [...]

By |2018-08-28T14:49:52+01:0024 August, 2018|Event|0 Comments

GPs to be ‘veteran friendly’

NHS England has announced that Doctors practices across England will be encouraged to become 'veteran friendly' ensuring that administrative and medical staff at the surgery are better able to identify veterans and have an understanding of the specific needs of former members of the armed services. Surgeries can apply for Military Veteran Aware Accreditation. To become accredited, GP practices need to: have a lead for veterans’ issues within the surgery; identify and flag veterans on their computer system; undertake dedicated training and attend armed forces healthcare meetings; increase understanding of the health needs of veterans amongst  both clinical and administrative staff. Following the initial idea by a [...]

By |2018-08-24T16:37:38+01:009 August, 2018|News|0 Comments