Current visiting times

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.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

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.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

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.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Doctors and Dentists

Last updated: 16 December 2020

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If you are a doctor and new to PHUT, click here for more information

The following link takes you to the Departmental Guides page on the Trust's Intranet and as such can only be accessed via a Trust computer:

Departmental Guides

SpR Procedures Course

Lead: Dr Ben Smalley

Half a day, runs 3 to 4 times per year.

Classes limited to 9 candidates.

Dates /Queries – Postgrad Team x1205


CMT Core Curriculum Teaching
Lead: Dr Will Gubbins

Afternoon, usually held on a Tuesday

Dates /Queries – Postgrad Team x1205


GIM SpR Training Days
Lead: Dr Ellie Lanning (Respiratory Medicine)

Full day, dates are spread over the year and hosted across the Wessex area. Portsmouth hosts 3 times a year.

Dates/Queries – Postgrad Team x1205 


Grand Round Teaching - Open to All
Lead: Dr David Jarrett (Geriatric Medicine)

Lunchtime teaching held most Wednesdays 13:00-14:00

Dates / Queries –  Postgrad  Team x1205


CMT Procedures Course
Lead: Dr Ben Smalley

Aimed primarily at Core Medical (CT1+2) and ACCS /Anaesthetic(CT1+2) trainees.

Full day, runs 3 to 4 times per year.

Classes limited to 9 candidates.

Dates / Queries - Postgrad Team x1205 

Mandatory:

FY1 Clinical Skills Lunchtime Teaching

Held every Thursday lunchtime 12:30-13:30, usually in the Education Centre on E-Level.

Dates/Queries – Postgrad Team x1205 or x1206

FY1 – Core Teaching Days
All foundation doctors are expected to attend at least 70% off their Teaching Programme as part of their ARCP sign off

The Core Teaching Programme consists of:

  • 3 Full teaching days, covering a variety of topics.
  • Half day Simulator Workshop
  • Half day Resilience Workshop
  • One hour teaching on how to use your ePortfolio.

Dates /Queries – Postgrad Team x1205 x1206

FY2 – Core Teaching Days
All foundation doctors are expected to attend at least 70% off their Teaching Programme as part of their ARCP sign off.

The Core Teaching Programme consists of:

  • 3 Full teaching days, covering a variety of topics.
  • 1 full day – AIMS (Acute Intervention & Management Seminar) Workshop
  • Half day Suture Workshop
  • Lunchtime End of Term Review

Dates/Queries – Postgrad Team x1205 or x1206


Non-mandatory:

Grand Round Teaching *Open to All*

Lunchtime teaching held most Wednesdays 13:00-14:00

Dates / Queries –  Postgrad Team x5835

Welcome to Portsmouth

At Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust we want to create a learning environment for Trust doctors which as near as possible mirrors numbered training posts. We have therefore provided access to learning events, clinical and educational supervision.

Click here for more information: Trust Doctors

Mentoring is a term used to describe a relationship in which a more experienced colleague uses his or her greater knowledge and understanding of the work or workplace to support the development of a more junior or inexperienced member of staff.

The mentor will use questioning, listening, clarifying and reframing skills often associated with coaching, to advise and guide the individual on personal and professional development.

The benefits of mentoring are many and varied, both to the individual and the organisation in terms of self confidence, motivation, improved self development, provision of constructive feedback and self awareness.

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has worked with the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy to fully train a number of staff to be workplace mentors, many of whom are now very experienced.

Current mentor list

If you are interested in becoming a mentor yourself, please contact the Organisational Development Team: O.D@porthosp.nhs.uk

For more information about study leave, click here 

Wessex Trainees who are on rotation and feel they may be eligible for Removal Expenses and/or Excess Mileage in Lieu of Removal Expenses should complete a Relocation Expenses Checklist form in the first instance and return to the Learning and Development Department Business Manager c/o Kate Cameron, L&D Office, Education Centre, Level E, QAH.

If you wish to discuss your eligibility please contact the Learning and Development Department Business Manager (Lynn Hansell) on 023 92283243.

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust Relocation Guidance

Health Education Wessex Relocation Guidelines

If you are a medical student at PHUT, click here for more info 

Wessex Deanery started the Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) scheme after the Junior Doctors contract agreement in 2016 to remove any disadvantage which may be potentially experienced by trainees that take time out of training.


There is lots of information and support on the Deanery website, which can be accessed via the following link:

https://wessex.hee.nhs.uk/trainee-information/trainee-journey/supported-return-to-training/ 

a short video explains more:

 

Any trainee that is due to take time out of training for whatever reason, for over 3 months is eligible for the scheme.


Prior to absence


• Meet with your Educational Supervisor (ES) to discuss that you are planning to take time out of training
• Complete the Pre-absence form - on line and simple to fill in:
https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/wessex_supportt_returnform
this lets the Deanery know about the trainee and what help and support may be required when they return
• Discuss with your ES how you are going to keep up to date, use of Keeping in touch (KIT) days if you are going on maternity leave, or use of re-orientation days, and any other concerns you may have


During absence


• Can use KIT days if applicable ( up to 10 days, need to liaise with HR regarding timing of KIT days and to get paid for them)
Prior to returning to training
• Ideally 8-12 weeks before returning to training you need to meet with your ES
• Need to discuss how to return to training
o Any specific learning needs identified

o Any new training required or skills update
o If a supervised period of return is required- what that will be and for how
long
o What the goals are to achieve in the supervised period – and how will they be
assessed? Work based assessments?
o What about on calls? Would shadowing an on call be helpful, are you ready
to go back on the on call rota straight away – if not what would help to get
your confidence up?
• Signpost to other things the Deanery has to offer – such as return to training course:
https://wessex.hee.nhs.uk/trainee-information/trainee-journey/supported-returnto-
training/activities/


or webinars:
https://wessex.hee.nhs.uk/trainee-information/trainee-journey/supported-returnto-
training/supportt-webinars/


Or mentoring
https://wessex.hee.nhs.uk/trainee-information/trainee-journey/supported-returnto-
training/mentoring/
• There may be no period of enhance supervision or other support required and
this can be filled in on the form


When you have returned to work

• After the period of supervised return, or roughly 2 weeks after the trainee has
returned to work a further meeting is advised with your ES to review the goals set at
the return meeting, any assessments completed, address any on going concerns, and
clarify if further training needs exist

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