Important announcement from Healthwatch Portsmouth

Update from Portsmouth City Council 29 March 2019 Regrettably Healthwatch Portsmouth is currently unavailable following the liquidation of hosting organisation Learning Links (Southern). Portsmouth City Council is looking at continued provision of Healthwatch as a priority. If clients of the Independent Health Advocacy Complaints Service provided by Healthwatch have any questions, including around data protection, they can contact Portsmouth City Council Helpdesk on 023 9282 2251 or email

By |2019-03-29T12:31:04+01:0029 March, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments

Report of third walkthrough at Queen Alexandra Hospital ugent care department

The report of our third walkthrough of the Queen Alexandra Hospital urgent care department has been published and is now available on our publications page.  The walk through was conducted as part of our enter and view activities to gain an idea of a typical patient experience. The report contains the impressions of Healthwatch Portsmouth volunteers on how the department was coping with general urgent care admissions as well as recommendations for improvements.

By |2019-03-28T16:46:03+01:0028 March, 2019|News|0 Comments

Gunwharf Quays shops to mark world autism week with autism friendly shopping

Portsmouth's Gun Wharf Quays shopping centre is to mark world autism week 1 - 7 April 2019 with autism friendly  'autism hours'  everyday. On Monday 1 April to Friday 5 April at 4 - 5pm, Saturday 5 April 9-10am and Sunday 6 April 2019 10-11am shops in the centre will be dimming their lights and turning off music to make the shops friendlier for autistic people. Further information on the Gunwharf Quays website

By |2019-03-28T15:30:14+01:0028 March, 2019|News, PACF|0 Comments

Help shape Healthwatch Portsmouth priorities for 2019/2020

Help us decide our priorities for the year 2019-2020! Healthwatch Portsmouth is an independent consumer champion, set up to listen to the voice of the local community in Portsmouth. We work with a wide range of organisations and individuals in health and social care services to make improvements to services and ensure that voice of patients and service users is included in discussions. So that our workplan reflects the priorities of our members we would like to inbviute you to suggest where we tunr our attention. Suggested priorities so far include Care home quality - in relation to the city council's redevelopment of sites Domiciliary care - the [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:06:59+01:0026 March, 2019|News|0 Comments

CQC publishes profile of older people’s services in Portsmouth

The Care Quality Commission has published a profile of older people's services in Portsmouth. The profile is based on data held by the CQC at the end of September 2018 and compares Portsmouth’s position against the England averages and a group of 15 comparators; towns found to be most similar to Portsmouth in terms of demographics. See the full profile - CQC older peoples pathway Portsmouth 2019 Headlines • Just under half of Portsmouth care and nursing homes are rated good – significantly below the England and comparators averages • Satisfaction with adult social care is slightly below the England average and that of the comparators • Portsmouth [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:15:18+01:0026 March, 2019|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting 3 April 2019

We hope you can join us for our next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Wednesday 3 April 2019 4-6pm at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth PO2 7BT  At the meeting we will hear about the latest developments in health and social care across Portsmouth. We will be joined by Theresa Murphy, Chief Nurse at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (which is responsible for the Queen Alexandra Hospital) and Jackie Ardley, Chief Nurse at Solent NHS Trust who will be outlining how the integrated care system across the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire area delivers nursing services in Portsmouth. We will also be discussing the Solent quality priorities in advance of [...]

By |2019-03-21T14:50:20+01:0021 March, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments

Review of Think Autism strategy launched

The Government has launched a review of its national adult autism strategy Think Autism. Think Autism is a cross-government strategy, launched in April 2014, which set out the steps that the Department of Health, local councils and other bodies would take to improve the quality of life for autistic adults and ensure that services met their needs. Now the Government is reviewing the effectiveness of the strategy and the progress that has been made as well as asking for ideas for new action to be taken. In particular it wants to hear the experiences of care and support received by autistic people. If you are an autistic person, [...]

By |2019-03-19T17:06:39+01:0019 March, 2019|News, PACF|0 Comments

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust public meeting 20 March 2019

On Wednesday 20 March 2019, 6-8pm, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust will be holding a public meeting at the Eastney Methodist Church on Highland Road, PO4 9NJ. This is your chance to hear about the latest plans for Queen Aexandra Hospital as well as question the Trust's Chief Executive Mark Cubbon. Further details in flyer below Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust website

By |2019-03-19T16:22:15+01:0019 March, 2019|Event, News|0 Comments