Entries by Sophie Fry

Help shape the women’s health strategy

The Department of Health and Social Care are seeking your views to help inform the development of the government’s women’s health strategy. The consultation aims to build a better understanding of women’s experiences of health, and the health and care system. This will help shape a new women’s health strategy to better meet women’s needs. […]

New COVID-19 vaccine research facility to open in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU), in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has secured funding to open a new COVID-19 vaccine research facility in the city. Located at the John Pounds Centre, the Portsmouth Research Hub will open later this month to help deliver additional COVID-19 vaccine trials, as prioritised by […]

Special Online Class for Embroidery Enthusiasts

The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth has teamed up with the Royal School of Needlework to offer some very special embroidery classes online. The classes are accessible to anyone and each attendee will be given a free ticket to The D-Day Story. Anyone who joins the online class can also hear more about the museum’s […]

Reading Friends comes to Portsmouth

An opportunity to connect people, especially those who might be isolated or missing seeing friends, is now available in Portsmouth. Reading Friends is a programme aimed at people who enjoy talking about books and would like to make new friends in lockdown. Reading Friends can be accessed via The Library Service. Reading Friends is a […]

Improving support for service families survey

Local naval families are being invited to share their views about wellbeing support to help shape a brand new service being launched by Solent Mind. The Hampshire mental health charity are looking to improve access to wellbeing services for serving personnel families of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines who either live in (or have […]

More people invited to come forward and book their COVID-19 vaccination

Solent NHS Trust, who provide COVID-19 vaccines at the four large-scale vaccination centres across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, are encouraging people aged 65 and over, those recently added to the government’s shielding list and adult carers in receipt of a carers allowance to go online and book their vaccination, or call 119. This […]

Ensuring all eligible people have the opportunity to be vaccinated

Summary In just two months, the health service has vaccinated more than 10 million people, visited 10,000 care homes and issued over six million invitations from the National Booking Service. The last invites to those aged 70 and over on the Shielded Patients List who are yet to be vaccinated have now either been delivered […]

Increased mental wellbeing support for young people

Young people in Portsmouth now have access to a free, digital mental health service. The Kooth online counselling and emotional wellbeing service has been commissioned by Health and Care Portsmouth. It will enable more young people to be supported, which is particularly important given the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people’s mental health. […]

Veterans’ Mental Health High Intensity Service

Hampshire and Isle of Wight veterans and their families experiencing mental health crisis can now access a new mental health High Intensity Service (HIS). Veterans, or their loved ones, can call NHS 111 if they need urgent mental health support or are in a crisis, say that they are a veteran and access rapid support […]