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We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”
We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital is located just on the hill slopes of Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. It is conveniently situated for both the M27 and A3M.
Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
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Last updated: 02 October 2019
Welcome from Ophthalmology specialist research team based at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
The PHU eye department has a dedicated team of research staff working collaboratively to run research studies involving patients with a variety of ophthalmic pathologies. The team consists of ophthalmic consultants, junior doctors, research nurse, optometrist, ophthalmic photographer and clinical trial assistant who work to successfully conduct clinical trials and other research activities.
As research staff, we maintain a strong rapport with our patients who have a direct route of contact with us at any time. There are about 125 patients who are currently participating in the research studies and their contribution to ophthalmology research is greatly appreciated by the eye department. We aim to deliver safe, effective and a high quality of care for our participants.
The department works in close collaboration with a number of universities, biotechnology companies, and other pharmaceutical companies to develop new ophthalmic treatments. We also conduct joint research projects with other departments within this hospital.
Our research objectives are to prevent eye diseases, develop new ophthalmic treatments, improve quality of life, and improve our understanding of the causes and developments of different eye conditions.
Research is the only way that we can continually improve treatment for our patients, and understand how to utilise NHS resources efficiently.
We have research studies involving patients with different eye pathologies including glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinal diseases, retinal vein occlusions and conjunctivitis, among others.
Currently there are 4 studies running in the department and we are on the process of setting up 5 more new studies which are interesting to patients and clinicians. These include studies to explore the best treatment options for glaucoma, treatment for vitreo- macular traction, diagnosis of viral conjunctivitis and continuous monitoring of glaucoma progression over a period of time.
Currently Portsmouth Ophthalmology research team are proud and confident to say that we are the top recruiter in UK for two of the studies we do for glaucoma.
Our success lies in the hands of patients who willingly participate in the studies offered to them. We make sure our participants understand the trial and what is expected of them prior to consenting to the studies. We hope the patients of Portsmouth will continue to participate in research throughout the hospital and help us raise the standard of care for future generations.
Received PHT’s Best Research Impact award – 2017 PHU research conference
2018 - Leading UK recruiter for phase 4 Glaucoma study award
2018 - Fastest recruiter for phase 4 Dry Eye study award
2018 - Won prize and Certificate of appreciation for the most consistent and complete data collection for Somnus study from Oxford University Hospital
2018 - Award for Outstanding Performance in patient recruitment for a commercial observational diabetic macular oedema study
2018, 2019 - Appreciation for being the only site (out of 36 sites) to conduct study visits without any protocol deviation
2019 – shortlisted and came runner up for outstanding performance in commercial research – Wessex CRN awards
2017, 2018, 2019 - Appreciation from research study monitors for perfection in data recording and reporting
2019 - Appreciation from commercial study auditing for excellent record keeping
General - Met recruitment target for all studies within time frame and have been top national recruiter for some of the Glaucoma studies
Lift area 8 at QA Hospital.
If you would like to know about a study or anything related to our research activities please contact our research nurse Mini David on:
02392 286000 extension 5926
Outpatients: 02392 286000 extension 3810
Alternatively if you are in the eye department we encourage you to ask a member of staff about clinical research. It's ok to ask!