Young People and Sexual Health – Solent NHS Trust wants to hear from you

Solent NHS Trust want to hear from 13-20 year olds  about your thoughts, ideas & experiences to help improve their sexual health website (https://www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/). Solent is running two workshops on Saturdays in October at Portsmouth Guildhall for up to 10 young people. Full details about the workshop can be found on the poster below. Poster: https://bit.ly/SolentPoster   You can click on the Apply button on the poster

By |2021-09-22T17:57:03+01:0022 September, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

local news on COVID vaccinations 20.09.21

All children aged between 12 and 15 will be offered a dose of the vaccine. All 16 and 17-year-olds have been offered the vaccination, with 55.1% of this age group taking up the offer in Portsmouth. If you have a young person in your life, they can wait to be contacted by their GP or attend one of the local walk-in clinics offering vaccines to this age group. All children aged 12 to 15 years are being offered a first dose of vaccine as part of the school-based COVID-19 vaccination programme.   Portsmouth City Council is currently working with the NHS to provide information for Portsmouth parents and carers - [...]

By |2021-09-20T11:36:26+01:0020 September, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

New mental health remote crisis service launches Friday 17th September 2021

For people aged over 18 living in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire The Harbour will be open to take calls between 4.30pm and 11pm  on 07418 364911. Callers can use text or video call if they prefer. Read more here:  https://www.solentmind.org.uk/news-events/news/launching-the-harbour/ The service will be run by Solent Mind and East Hants Mind, in partnership with Solent NHS Trust and Health and Care Portsmouth,

By |2021-09-16T13:29:35+01:0016 September, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

Solent NHS Trust: Help us understand how we are doing – a community conversation

Solent NHS Trust provides local community and mental health care across Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight.  They aim to understand what matters most to the people who use the services and their families and carers by listening, hearing, and acting on that feedback. What are Solent NHS Trust asking? Solent NHS Trust are asking for your support in a review that they are planning. The review will consider their work as a trust against the standards described by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The standards include how we provide safe, effective care, how [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:29:13+01:0013 September, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

Health and Social Care Reform: The Government’s new plan for healthcare, adult social care, and new funding plan.

This paper sets out the Government’s new plan for health and social care. It provides an overview of how this plan will tackle the electives backlog in the NHS and put the NHS on a sustainable footing. It sets out details of the plan for adult social care in England, including a cap on social care costs and how financial assistance will work for those without substantial assets. It covers wider support that the government will provide for the social care system, and how the government will improve the integration of health and social care. It explains the government’s plan to introduce a new Health and Social [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:08:13+01:0013 September, 2021|News|0 Comments

Open consultation: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in the health and wider social care sector

The government is seeking views on whether or not to extend vaccination requirements to other health and care settings for COVID-19 and also for flu. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 22 October 2021 Consultation description Vaccines are the best way to protect people from COVID-19 and latest estimates suggest that 105,900 deaths and 24,088,000 infections have been prevented as a result of the COVID-19 vaccination programme (up to 20 August). Vaccinated people are less likely to get seriously ill, be admitted to hospital, or die from COVID-19 and there is evidence that they are less likely to pass the virus on to others. Following a public [...]

By |2021-09-13T14:59:22+01:0013 September, 2021|News|0 Comments

Let’s talk about death and dying – A community conversation hosted by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight End of Life Care Board

Friday 1 October 2021, 13.00 – 15.00 hrs via Zoom The Hampshire and Isle of Wight End of Life Care Board includes people from local health and care teams. They look after many different people, some who are at the end of their life.  They want to understand more about what really matters most to people at that time. Patients, families, carers, and groups that support them are all invited to join a community conversation to hear about what is important to you. The theme for this conversation is: How can we improve how and when we identify people who are moving towards the end of their [...]

By |2021-09-13T12:31:18+01:0013 September, 2021|News|0 Comments

Funding announcement to support COVID response

The Government has announced £5.4 billion additional funding to tackle some of the issues related to COVID. This comprises: £2.8 billion for COVID-19 costs including infection control measures; £600 million for day-to-day costs £478 million for enhanced hospital discharge £1.5 billion for elective recovery, including £500 million capital funding. The NHS will receive an extra £5.4 billion over the next 6 months to support its response to COVID-19 and help tackle waiting lists, the Prime Minister and Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid have announced today. The funding will immediately go towards supporting the NHS to manage the immediate pressures of the pandemic. This includes an [...]

By |2021-09-07T15:45:46+01:007 September, 2021|News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth’s new home!

We are delighted to announce that Healthwatch Portsmouth has found a new home in the city.  We are now based in The Bradbury Centre, located within the North End area of Portsmouth, which is easily accessible by public transport and car.  Free parking for the Bradbury Centre is available on the residential streets at the rear of the building or in the free car park at the rear of the Kingston Road shops. The Bradbury Centre may already be known to you since it is the location of the Age UK Portsmouth offices.  We have found a perfect fit here for Healthwatch Portsmouth’s new office base and [...]

By |2021-09-07T13:49:55+01:007 September, 2021|News|0 Comments

What to expect when waiting for care

Waiting for planned medical care or surgery can be a frustrating time. That’s why it’s so important that while you wait, you get regular, clear and accessible updates so that you can plan your next steps. If you or a loved one is waiting for care, read below to find out what healthcare staff should be doing when contacting you. Communications from healthcare staff should: Be personalised to you and not just a generic response When you’re contacted by healthcare staff about your upcoming appointment, they should provide honest information about your next steps. You must be made aware of realistic timescales and what to expect while [...]

By |2021-09-06T12:50:45+01:006 September, 2021|News|0 Comments