Updated COVID-19 Guidance on the Wearing of Face Masks – November 2021

Updated Government Guidance issued 28th October 2021 When you should wear a face covering From 19 July 2021, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings in indoor settings or on public transport. Lifting restrictions does not mean the risks from COVID-19 have disappeared, but at this new phase of the pandemic response we are moving to an approach that enables personal risk-based judgments. While no situation is risk free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. We expect and recommend that members of the public continue to wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come [...]

By |2021-11-25T14:06:30+00:0025 November, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting in public 8th December 2021

You are invited to attend the next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting in public on Wednesday 8th December 3pm - 5pm at Cosham Baptist Church, 48 Havant Road, Cosham PO6 2QZ Here is the agenda for the meeting   HWP Board Meeting Agenda 8.12.21 We will be having a shorter meeting than usual in order to have time to say thank you to our wonderful Healthwatch Portsmouth volunteers!   If you wish to attend online please click on this link to join via MS Teams Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Learn More | Meeting options ___________________________________________  

By |2021-11-23T14:58:14+00:0023 November, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

Free Art Workshops for Autistic Adults Registered with a Portsmouth GP

Jon Adams will be running three sets of 6 creative sessions for autistic adults from Portsmouth. Further details of the 'KoCreate' sessions are on the leaflet attached. Individuals will have the choice of attending sessions in person at the Guildhall, or online via Zoom. The first session is on Wednesday 3rd November, 1pm-3pm and then will run weekly for 6 weeks. There will be 2 sets of further sessions in the new year. These sessions are being promoted by local social prescribers through GP surgeries, but Healthwatch Portsmouth has been informed that Autistic adults who are registered with a GP surgery in Portsmouth can sign up directly [...]

By |2021-11-12T16:06:15+00:0012 November, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

Hospices and End of Life review – have your say

A message from Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group: Hospice and End of Life Care review The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hospice and End of Life Care has launched a review into the lasting impact of COVID-19 on death, dying and bereavement in England. As part of this review, it is requesting written evidence from those who have provided palliative and end of life care during the pandemic on their experiences, innovations and adaptions in care and the lasting impacts of the crisis on the sector and its workforce. The APPG plans to use the evidence submitted to this review to inform recommendations to Government and the hospice and [...]

By |2021-11-12T15:34:21+00:0012 November, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

Care Quality Commission: State of Care report October 2021

Care Quality Commission State of Care report 2021 State of Care report Key points The impact of the pandemic on many who use health and social care services has been intensely damaging. Many people have struggled to get the care they need, and there is also evidence that some people have not sought care and treatment as a result of COVID-19. We have previously highlighted the ongoing issues that people from some groups have faced in accessing and receiving high-quality care. Over the last year, the pandemic has further exposed and exacerbated these inequalities. People with a learning disability have faced increased challenges as a result of the [...]

By |2021-11-12T15:30:31+00:0012 November, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

Get your free COVID and Flu vaccinations in Portsmouth

Information about the COVID-19 booster vaccine https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/   Information about the free flu vaccine https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/   Information about the COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 12 -15 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine-for-children-aged-12-to-15/   As well as vaccines for 12 -15 year old children being available at school it is also possible now to book in to a COVID-19 NHS Vaccination Centre. https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/10/nhs-opens-online-covid-19-vaccination-bookings-for-12-15-year-olds/

By |2021-11-18T12:57:45+00:0012 November, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments

Healthwatch Porstmouth is recruiting : Senior Engagement Officer (part-time)

Healthwatch Senior Engagement Officer - 18.5 hours per week Location: Portsmouth - office based Salary: £25,000 – £27,500 per annum (pro rata), starting salary £25,264 (pro rata) Closing Date: Monday 29 November 2021 https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Careers/the-advocay-people-1095?cid=1095 Healthwatch Portsmouth are looking for a permanent Senior Engagement Officer to join our team. You will be responsible for leading the feedback gathering activities to ensure that people’s views and experiences are captured and listened to. You will help to ensure these views are taken account of by decision makers in Portsmouth.  You will develop and lead the engagement activities with a wide range of communities in the city including those seldom heard or marginalised. You [...]

By |2021-11-12T15:14:35+00:0012 November, 2021|Event, News|0 Comments