Integrated Care Systems (ICS) what will be in place from April 2022 for Hants and Isle of Wight area

From April 2022 there will be an Integrated Care System (ICS) for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area (which includes the city of Portsmouth).    The ICS exists in shadow form as it develops all the systems to be in place ready for 1st April 2022.   Portsmouth City Council and Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group are working with the shadow Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS (HIOW ICS) to […]

GP practice staff survey – what’s it like working there?

GP practice staff invited to share views 

Healthwatch is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. We listen to people’s experiences of these services and make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers use this feedback to improve care.

This autumn, local Healthwatch from across the south of England are working together on a project looking at access to GP practices.

Part of this work will be […]

Seeking new COVID vaccine study recruits

Portsmouth Research Hub is recruiting new participants for COVID research!

Portsmouth Research Hub are opening a new vaccine study and they’re looking for participants who have had both doses of COVID vaccine. More information can be found below:

Are you aged 18-years-old or over and received your second COVID vaccination?

Would you like to help in the research to fight COVID-19 by participating in a clinical trial? We are studying a booster […]

World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2021 – Take the Mind Plan Quiz

World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 202.

The new Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) launched the Better Health-Every Mind Matters campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing. The campaign heroes the little things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing and how they can make a big difference; helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges.

Take the free, […]

COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations information – October 2021

Here is information about the COVID-19 vaccination booster programme issued by the NHS

COVID-19 booster programme (

We have received the following information from Solent NHS Trust who will be providing booster jabs for Portsmouth:

Solent NHS Trust will be offering the booster jab at St James’ Hospital.  Those contacted by the NHS can book an appointment at St James’ via 119 or the national booking website.

The booster vaccine will be […]

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