Update on COVID-19 Vaccination programme in Portsmouth 25.02.21

UPDATE 25.02.21

Solent NHS trust has now opened up a walk-in vaccination centre at St James’ Hospital,

This is for any of the following who would like to have a COVID vaccination:

  • Aged 64+
  • Is receipt of a Carer’s Allowance * and the
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable by bringing proof of ID/eligibility

Patients do not need to make an appointment (via NHS telephone, GP or online booking scheme) A

Update on patient access to NHS dental appointments – Feb 21

Here is the latest information that we have received from NHS England about patient access to NHS dental appointments in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Update on NHS dental services Feb 21 in Hants and Isle of Wight


Healthwatch England have published a report to summarise the feedback it has received from local Healthwatch (including Healthwatch Portsmouth) about the problems people have been facing in accessing NHS dental appointments […]

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

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:

  1. To identify the information that could and could not be found […]

Portsmouth and Hampshire to follow the new Tier 2 rules from Thurs 3rd December

It has just been announced this morning that Portsmouth and Hampshire and many surrounding areas (except the Isle of Wight)  will need to follow the new rules that have been issued for Tier 2 areas from Thursday 3rd December.

To watch a series of videos summarising the new rules in each Tier click on this link below

More detailed information about the rules to follow in Tier 2 are available […]

Portsmouth High Intensity Service for Veterans – launching Monday 23rd November 2020

A Veteran’s Mental Health High Intensity Service (HIS) is launching on Monday 23rd November 2020 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area

A 111 Crisis Service is also being launched for the South East Region

The High Intensity Service (HIS) has been developed using feedback and input by veterans and their
families, as well as the NHS England and NHS Improvement Armed Forces Patient and
Public Voice Group.

HIS will provide care and […]

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