Entries by Lucy Elliott

The city’s celebration and learning event for learning disabilities returns

Portsmouth’s learning disability service is inviting people with learning disabilities, their carers and professionals who work in the region to attend a free event at Gunwharf Quays on Friday 24 January. The event will showcase the services available to people with learning disabilities in Portsmouth and will also feature a series of workshops for learning […]

Help beat the January blues with PositiveMinds

January can be a difficult month – the thrill of the festive season is over and spring seems a long way off. But for Portsmouth residents who are struggling to cope, there’s a free service on hand to help people look after their emotional wellbeing – PositiveMinds. It is there for people who are living […]

Getting end of life care right

The local NHS is looking at the way that patients and their carers are supported as they near the end of life. Do you have experience of end of life care, as a patient or carer? If so, your insight can help us. From diagnosis through to palliative care, services must work together to offer […]

NHS 111 – make the smarter call

The NHS 111 service in Portsmouth has changed, and is now supported by more GPs. The enhanced service – a partnership with the Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance – means more doctors are available to assess patients calling for help or advice. The early results are hugely positive, with more people than before having their case […]

Free mental health and wellbeing training

If you work with Portsmouth residents and would like to learn more about how you can have conversations with people about their mental health and wellbeing, there’s a free training opportunity available. Connect 5, the accredited mental health promotion training programme, is delivered in three parts. Session one is a half day where you’ll build […]

Have your say on NHS dental services in Portsmouth

As you may know, the Colosseum dental group recently ended three of its contracts to provide NHS dental services in Portsmouth – leaving hundreds of patients without a dentist. NHS England is responsible for buying NHS dental services and is planning to put in place some new long-term contracts to provide more dental services in […]

Coverage for eConsult is now nearly city-wide

Nearly 190,000 patients registered with GP practices across Portsmouth now have access to a fast-response online consultation in a bid to improve access to patient services. Twelve of Portsmouth’s 15 GP practices have introduced eConsult – which involves the GP practice responding to online enquiries, usually within 48 hours, often saving patients the need to […]

New resources launched for World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

The Public Health team in Portsmouth City Council has created two new leaflets ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September 2019. One offers advice on looking after your own mental health and the second provides guidance on supporting someone else with their mental health. Getting people to take the same care of their […]