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….

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Mental Health Investment Standard 2019/20

All clinical commissioning groups must plan to achieve the Mental Health Investment Standard in 2019/20, and they must spend greater than or equal to the 2019/20 target spend number provided by NHS England. Portsmouth NHS Clinical Commissioning Group today published its statement that it complied with the requirements of the Mental Health Investment Standard for…

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Positive Minds is back open for face to face support from today

Positive Minds is a partnership between Portsmouth CCG, Solent NHS Trust and Solent Mind, the local mental health charity. The mental health support service is based in central Portsmouth and has been delivering fantastic online support over past last year. The service offers a new way to support the mental and emotional wellbeing of Portsmouth…

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The future of Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre

  Portsmouth NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed that the contract to provide primary care services through the Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre will not be renewed when it comes to an end on Thursday 30 September 2021. As a result of this, the practice will close. This decision has been taken as the future…

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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….

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Ensuring all eligible people have the opportunity to be vaccinated

  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…

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Stage 2 Review into Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

  In February 2020, NHS Improvement published an Investigation Report, written by Nigel Pascoe QC in relation to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The Report concluded that specific policy issues should be examined in more detail by an independent Panel at a public investigative hearing. NHS Improvement and the Panel are now inviting service users…

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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…

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