Healthwatch Portsmouth has received confirmation from Portsmouth CCG that a decision was taken on the 8th June by Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group to approve the merger application from Sunnyside and Lake Road GP surgeries. The merger will take place on 11th October 2022, which should reduce the operational pressures that both surgeries have been facing. The merged practice will be called’ Island City Practice’. Each GP Surgery website will have the initial information, and a letter to all patients (which will contain the feedback and comments gathered from initial meetings with patients) will be circulated as soon as possible.
You are invited to attend the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board Meeting in public taking place on Tuesday 21st June,6.00pm-8.00pm. This meeting will be taking place in Committee Room B, 2nd Floor, in the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AL We are holding this public meeting in person (unless otherwise advised) and online via MS Teams. In order to help us get an idea of numbers, please sign up using the Attend Event button below or by clicking here. Alternatively to join the meeting in person or to receive a link to join online, you can register by emailing email@example.com. Please see the agenda: Healthwatch Portsmouth Advisory Board [...]
On Monday June 6th, Healthwatch Portsmouth Manager and Chairperson, Siobhain McCurrach and Roger Battersby met with Stephen Morgan MP to discuss the dentistry crisis in Portsmouth. Healthwatch Portsmouth is attending a dental summit being organised by Penny Mordaunt MP on Friday 10th June at Portsmouth Dental Academy to escalate our concerns and hopefully achieve immediate additional NHS dental appointments for the city.
NHS England have issued the following message: where to get help: If you need medical help during the Bank Holiday weekend, please choose the right healthcare service to get the care you need and to enable the NHS to help the greatest number of people. If your injury or illness is not life-threatening, please use: Urgent Treatment Centres for minor conditions such as sprains, strains, broken bones, minor burns and wounds - contact 111 for a timed appointment or just turn up (however, you may wait longer than if you had a timed appointment). UTCs are open every day, including Bank Holidays and can be found at: Gosport [...]
Uni- City Medical Centre is the new GP service which has recently moved from the Nuffield Centre, Portsmouth, to its new purpose-built city centre home in Commercial Road. The surgery opened it's doors to current and new patients, and are hoping to utilise the new expanded space to employ more clinical staff, which will then be able to provide more appointments for patients. The surgery will offer both face to face and virtual appointments to cater for the needs of everyone, and the surgery in its new location will be looking to take on new patients if difficulties have been experienced in registering elsewhere. Uni-City Medical Centre [...]
Health and Care Portsmouth are undertaking a consultation about support services in Portsmouth available to autistic adults before and after diagnosis. This is an opportunity for autistic adults, carers and others with an interest to have their voices heard and to influence what services could look like in the future. Please complete the survey by clicking on the link below, and please forward the link to anyone who you think might like to have their voice heard. The survey will have much greater impact if we can increase the number of people completing it. The deadline for completing the survey is by Friday 17 June [...]
The pharmacies below should be open on the dates and times given, however, do check with the pharmacy before you attend.
Anti-trafficking charities launch a new website aimed at keeping Ukrainian refugees safe and stopping exploitation.
This information has been provided by Hampshire Constabulary. A coalition of anti-slavery and human rights groups has launched a new website for Ukrainian refugees in the UK, aimed at keeping them safe from trafficking and helping them adjust to their new home. www.ukrainianswelcome.org is a "one-stop shop" of useful websites, helplines, and other information – anything from where to get basic travel and housing advice to opening a bank account and understanding your rights as a worker. Says Andrew Wallis, CEO of anti-slavery charity Unseen, one of the groups behind the initiative: "There are millions of Ukrainian people on the move, many of them with no support [...]
Portsmouth City Council is running a short survey for young people to share their experiences, and this feedback will help us to create better access to support and inform new ways of working. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and closes on Tuesday 31 May. Young people can choose to share their experience anonymously. Portsmouth Mental Health Support Survey for ages 16-25
Do you live in Portsmouth? Are you or your loved ones waiting for hospital treatment? Healthwatch Portsmouth are asking the public to share their experience and views of waiting for hospital treatment. Many people have had their hospital treatment delayed by the pandemic – are you one of them? We want to know if you’re getting the advice and information you need while you wait. We also want to know if you would consider treatment at an alternative hospital in Winchester if it was available. It’s vital that NHS decision makers hear your experience so that your views can inform work being undertaken by the NHS to [...]