Entries by Rena Wiethaupt

Care navigators help you find your way around the health system

All sixteen Portsmouth GP practices are introducing a new scheme which should help patients see the most appropriate healthcare professional faster. Around 230 practice staff across the city, including a number of receptionists, have received external training to become care navigators. They won’t offer you clinical advice – but will help signpost you to the […]

All systems go for new Lighthouse Group Practice in Portsmouth

Two GP practices in Portsmouth have now officially merged to form a new partnership. Southsea Medical Centre and The Devonshire Practice officially joined together on 1 July 2019 to form the new Lighthouse Group Practice. The move has been planned for months and was announced last May. It has been approved by NHS Portsmouth Clinical […]

Getting Carers connected during Carers Week 2019

Carers Week, established by Carers UK 25 years ago, is an annual awareness campaign which takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. Carers Week 2019 are calling on individuals, services and organisations to do their part in Getting Carers Connected – helping them get the practical, […]

Better support for people in city care homes

Portsmouth’s Enhanced Care Home Team is providing better support for people living in Portsmouth care homes. The multi-agency scheme pilot is expanding to cover more homes and improve the health outcomes for scores of vulnerable, older people – easing pressure on the local NHS. Whereas previously if a care home resident fell poorly, a GP […]

New senior appointment to help integration drive

Suzannah Rosenberg has been appointed to the role of Solent NHS Trust’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer in the Portsmouth and South East Care Group. Suzannah will devote approximately four days a week to her new job, but will also continue to play a senior role at NHS Portsmouth CCG for the remaining day a week, […]

A new service for Portsmouth – what you told us

We are planning a new service for Portsmouth, which is intended to offer a different way of supporting people’s emotional and mental health. The service will offer both booked and ‘drop-in’ slots, with both professionals and peer supporters. We wanted to check in with city residents whether we were on the right track, and what […]