Entries by Rena Wiethaupt

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 […]

Around 20,000 patients use Portsmouth’s new 24/7 primary care service

Portsmouth’s new 24/7 Integrated Primary Care Service (IPCS) has already had more than 20,000 patient contacts. The service, launched at the end of June 2018, offers patients registered with a city GP practice improved choice and access to out-of-hours care. It has linked three services for patients needing urgent out-of-hospital care – the Acute Visiting […]