Christmas and New Year 2020/21 Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Hours

The pharmacies listed in the PDF below should be open as shown. The details are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change. You are advised to contact the pharmacy before attending to ensure they are open and have the medication you require. Details of local pharmacies can also be found by visiting Christmas and New Year opening times

By |2020-12-21T17:00:09+00:0021 December, 2020|News|0 Comments

GPs across Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight now beginning to give the Covid-19 vaccine to patients

As the Covid-19 vaccination programme starts to expand, GP surgeries across the area are now starting to administer the vaccine to patients. Some GP practices across the country, including in Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, have starting to take delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine to be administered to patients. Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff will work alongside GPs to vaccinate those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and residents, identified as priority groups for the life-saving vaccine. GP practices are working together to set up local vaccination centres in surgeries, community centres and other places, to ensure the vaccine [...]

By |2020-12-18T10:09:31+00:0018 December, 2020|News|0 Comments

Portsmouth is now in Tier 4 – What does it mean?

Tier 4: Stay at Home As Portsmouth has recently been placed in Tier 4, the updated guidance shows what you can and cannot do where tighter restrictions are in place. This means that you cannot leave or be outside of the place you are living unless you have a reasonable excuse. You cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas and New Year period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your support bubble. Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household. These rules will not be relaxed for Christmas for Tier 4 – you cannot form a Christmas bubble in [...]

By |2020-12-22T15:23:39+00:0017 December, 2020|News|0 Comments

National Quality Board – Vacancies for Patient and Public Voice Experts

In alignment with NHS England and NHS Improvement’s (NHSE-I) commitment to have two Patient and Public Voice (PPV) representatives on the membership of each board, the National Quality Board is recruiting for two Patient and Public Voice Expert Advisers to join as members to the National Quality Board (NQB) for 12 months from February 2021-February 2022. The NQB provides cross-system leadership to the health and care system on quality, bringing together senior leadership from NHS Improvement (NHSE-I), NHS Digital, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Public Health England (PHE), The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Health Education England (HEE), The Department of Health and Social [...]

By |2020-12-15T10:21:10+00:0015 December, 2020|News|0 Comments

QA Hospital is the only hospital in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area to be on today’s list of 50 hubs starting to administer the Coronavirus Vaccination

Portsmouth Hospital is one of the 50 hubs who will be administrating the Coronavirus Vaccination People aged 80 and over as well as care home workers will be first to receive the jab, along with NHS workers who are at higher risk. As expected, the launch of the programme with the first vaccinations started today (08/12/20) at QA Hospital. There are 50 hubs in the first wave and it has been announced that our local hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust, will be administrating the Coronavirus Vaccination. Patients aged 80 and above who are already attending hospital as an outpatient, and those who are being discharged home after a [...]

By |2020-12-08T14:26:57+00:008 December, 2020|News|0 Comments

GP surgery websites in Portsmouth – Healthwatch Portsmouth review of patient information

UPDATE: See the March 2021 follow up review here. Healthwatch Portsmouth is publishing today its report written in November of the review taken in August of GP surgery websites. Here is the report GP surgery website review: HWP report FINAL Nov 2020 and the data supporting our review GP Surgery Website Review Survey table 1 The purpose of the desk based community research project was to: To identify the information that could and could not be found on each GP website To gather feedback on the patient experience of using GP practice websites To share this information by publication to members of the public To make recommendations [...]

By |2021-06-02T12:53:06+01:004 December, 2020|Event, News|0 Comments

Updated Covid-19 Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable

The guidance has been updated to support the clinically extremely vulnerable in protecting themselves from exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19). UPDATE 18.3.21 Update: Shielding advice paused from 1 April From 1 April, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable will no longer be advised to shield. You can find the full press release here. HOW WILL THEY BE CONTACTED Everyone on the Shielded Patients List will receive a letter from today (Thursday 18 March) informing them of the guidance changes and will include practical steps they can follow to reduce their risk of catching Covid-19. Those with an email address registered with their GP [...]

By |2021-03-23T14:37:48+00:001 December, 2020|News|0 Comments

Autism Hampshire Information, Advice and Guidance

Autism Hampshire is available on the telephone (Monday to Thursday 9 am - 5 pm, Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm) and by email. Autism Hampshire offers an information, advice, and guidance service for adults, young people and children on the autism spectrum, their parents, carers and professionals. The service is available free of charge for people in Hampshire including Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. General Enquiries Tel: 02380 766162 Email: COVID 19 and Looking After Yourself Keeping yourself and others safe this winter. With lots of confusing messages in circulation about Covid 19, Autism Hampshire have partnered up with the NHS to give [...]

By |2021-04-15T11:30:32+01:001 December, 2020|News|0 Comments

We Can Be Active

We Can Be Active are running an online conversation for everyone in Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, for those of us who are physically active, those who aren’t, and those who are somewhere in between! Join the conversation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at a time that suits you 17 November - 15 December. They recognise it’s not always easy to get your voice heard. It can be hard to share your personal stories or speak uncomfortable truths to those who need to hear them. This is why they are holding an open, honest online conversation. The online conversation is anonymous – [...]

By |2020-12-01T14:23:37+00:001 December, 2020|News|0 Comments