Current visiting times

We know how important it is for patients and families to be able to see visitors. Please help us keep our patients and staff as safe as possible by checking the guidance below before you visiting. 

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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 Voluntary Services team can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

Training Directory

Last updated: 27 February 2020

Title Description
12-Lead ECG Assessment Workshop This workshop maps to the ECG interpretation requirements of the PHT Recording a 12-Lead ECG competency. It covers basic interpretation and significance of abnormal ECG rhythms, and the various degrees of heart blocks that may be seen on 12-Lead ECG's.
Blood Awareness Update 2 Yearly refresher training for staff who are involved in any stage of the blood transfusion process.
Cannulation Peripheral Venous Cannulation Course.
IV Workshop  To learn skills so that drugs can be given intravenously.
Male Catheterisation Reasons for catheterisation, knowledge of anatomy, physiology and abnormalities, recognition or abnormalities and appropriate care required, knowledge of equipment and assessment, consent, theory of catheterisation and after care. 
Phlebotomy Workshop  
Tissue Viability Update  


Clinical Delivery
Pharmacy Education
Pre-Registration Pharmacist Induction
Pre-Registration Pharmacist Interview Training
Medicine and Urgent Care
Band 5 Discharge Planning Day
ED Adult Safeguarding
Emergency Nurse Practitioner Study Day
Fundamentals of Stroke
Medicine Study Day
MOPRS Bitesize Teaching
MOPRS HCSW Bitesize Training
MOPRS HCSW Training Day
MOPRS Induction Day 2
OPM (MOPRS) Band 6 Leadership Day
OPM (MOPRS) Band 7 Leadership Day
Overseas Nurse Education
Network Services
Critical Care Band 6 Development
Critical Care Band 7 Day
Critical Care Paediatric Study Day
Departmental Paeds Induction
Haematology Module
Maternity Trust Update 1
Maternity Trust Update 2
Neonatal Essential Skills Training
Paediatric Mandatory Nurse Training
Renal Band 5 Development Day
Renal Band 6 Development Day
Renal Band 7 Development Day
Renal Banks 1-4 Development Day
Renal Health Support Programme
Renal Work Based Learning Cohort
Theatre Training
Surgery and Outpatients
Acute Pain Service
Band 6 Ward Sister Development Day
Introduction to ENT
Orthopaedic / Head and Neck Band 7 Development
Surgery Speciality Study Day
Surgical Local Induction Study Day
Urology Study Day


Title Description
4th Year Medical Students Paediatrics  
4th Year Obs and Gynae Teaching  
CMT Procedures Courase  Course provided to meet needs of CMT core curriculum practical procedures
Doctors Teaching  
Friday ENT Teaching  
Friday Grand Round  
FY2 Interview Skills Workshop OSCE style of interviews along with hints and tips on succeeding at future interviews. The format will be three "interview" stations; 1) E-Portfolio 2)General Interview and 3) Communication Scenario. All with individual feedback post-course. 
Medical Grand Round  
Medical Teaching Session  
Medicine Junior Doctor Teaching  
Paediatric ST1 Training Day  
PINCER Course Preparation of candidates for sitting the Final FFICM examination {by practicing the in full the same style of stations and examination techniques
SPEARS Half day seminar covering aspects of paediatric emergency care and related topics.
SpR Procedures Course Half-day Procedures Course for SpRs
Undergraduate Medical Student Teaching (Respiratory)  
Wessex Orthopaedic Learning Forum  


Title Description
ALS (Advanced Life Support) Course This is the two day Resuscitation Council (UK) course. More information can be obtained from
APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support) Re-Cert Course APLS 1-day Recertification Course - e-learning and 1 day face to face Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) course. More information can be obtained from 
ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) Course 3 - day Royal College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support Course
e-ALS (Advanced Life Support) Course This is the one day Resuscitation Council (UK) course. More information can be obtained from 
NLS (New Born Life Support)  


Course Title  Description   TEAMS / IN SITU 
ACRM: Anaesthetic Crisis Resource Management Adult anaesthetic course for ST3+ managing challenges in the theatre setting, with a particular focus on HF Dr Matt Williams TEAMS
DAMP: Difficult Airway Management Portsmouth Difficult airway in anaesthetics for ST3+ working in PHT Dr Stephan Radauceanu TEAMS
POPS: Portsmouth Paediatric Simulation Managing the deteriorating child for paediatric nurses and Dr with an interest or contact with children Dr Sebastian Austin and Sally Gray TEAMS
PREC: Preceptorship Managing the deteriorating adult for newly qualified nurses/ OT/ physio/ Jill Pallister TEAMS
HCSW: Health Care Support Worker apprentice & trainee Managing the deteriorating adult for trainee or apprentice HCSWs Sue Garland and Chrissy Cowan TEAMS
tACCP: Trainee Advanced Critical Care Practitioners Trainee advance critical care practitioner managing the critically ill adult patient Dr Jon Coates TEAMS
WOADS: Wessex Obstetric Anaesthetic Day Sim Managing anaesthetic emergencies in obstetrics for trainees ST3+  Dr Aneeta Sinha TEAMS
FY1: Foundation Year Doctors First year doctors simulation for managing the deteriorating adult patient Dr Scott Bird & Dr Aparna Cockrell TEAMS
MEPA: Management of Emergencies In Paediatric Anaesthesia Paediatric anaesthetic emergencies for adult consultant anaesthetists or ST3+ adult anaesthetists Dr Debbie Marsh and Dr Scott Bird (Trainees) TEAMS
RAMPPS TTT: Recognising and Assessing Medical Problems in Psychiatric Settings Managing the physically deteriorating adult in the mental health setting for MH practitioners, train the trainer programme TEAMS Centre TEAMS
MOMHS: Management Of Mental Health Simulation Managing adult mental health issues within the physical health setting Louisa Lammas TEAMS
PINCER: Portsmouth INtensive Care Exam Revision Revision course for trainee intensivist working toward exams, using simulation station Dr Steve Mathieu and Dr Matt Williams TEAMS
ITP/ ONP: International and Overseas Nursing Transition Programme Managing the deteriorating adult for EU or Overseas nurses Hermie Santos and Ariane MacIntyre TEAMS
Nuts and Bolts: Critical Care Nurse Induction Managing the critically unwell patient for newly employed nurses in critical care Sara Lilly TEAMS
DCCQ Dr Induc: Critical Care Doctors Induction  Managing the critically unwell patient for newly employed Trainee Drs in critical care Dr Helen Peet TEAMS
PREP 1.1: Paediatric and Neonate 2 hour session 2 hour workshop with skills specific simulation or clinical skills in paediatrics or neonates Dr Sebastian Austin and Dr Kate Graham-Evans TEAMS
Stroke: Stroke and Thrombolysis Masterclass Assessment for the stroke patient and decision making for thrombolysis in the adult patient Dr Ugnius Sukys TEAMS
 PECC: Paediatric Emergency Course Managing paediatric emergencies in the emergency department for adult nurses Jade Lane TEAMS
Physio: On call physio sim Physio specific skills required for on call rota, assessment and management of respirator deterioration. Susie Calvert TEAMS
Obs/Gynae: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Simulation Managing obstetric emergencies for Trainee doctors and anaesthetists Dr Georgie Fraser and Dr Adam Naskretski TEAMS
Rep Sim: Respiratory Nurses Sim Managing the deteriorating adult respiratory patient for nurses, AP & HCSWs Katrina James TEAMS
MCA/DOLS: Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Sim Assess mental capacity and when to apply for a DOLS in the adult patient within a hospital setting Sarah Thompson and Carole Moss TEAMS
ED Sedation Course: Emergency Department courses Simulation courses specific for the emergency department including sedation, paediatrics, trauma  Dr Ben Atkinson TEAMS
ED ACP: Emergency department course Programme of 5 simulation days for Advances Care Practitioners for the region   Dr Ben Atkinson TEAMS
Emergency Trache: ALSG course ALSG course with work stations including simulation on the 1st responder in a tracheostomy emergency  Dr Sara Blakely TEAMS
Maternity PREC: Maternity Preceptorship Managing the deteriorating women for newly qualified midwives Gemma New and Angie West TEAMS
Band 4 Assoc: Band 4 Associate Practitioner Managing the deteriorating adult for newly qualified associate practitioners or overseas nurses at band 4 Sue Garland and Chrissy Cowan TEAMS
Maternity HCSWs: Community setting Recognising mental health crisis in women post- delivery based in a community setting. Sadie Giles and Anna May TEAMS
Overseas Doctors Managing the deteriorating patient for newly employed overseas Dr Golam Yahia  TEAMS
Community Stroke: RNs, HCSWs, AHPs Recognising subtle signs of stroke within the community setting as part of stroke rehabilitation service.    TEAMS
Admin Simulation: Education Centre reception Following feedback from staff survey, bespoke simulation for administration staff on challenging behaviours and managing conflict. Lynn Hansell  TEAMS
Medicine HCSW: Band 2 A series of simulation sessions for band 2 HCSWs working in medicine on managing deteriorating patient Marilyn Upton and Tanya Ponsford  TEAMS
PANTS: Practical application of non- technical skills in surgery Follow on course from NOTTS exploring human factors in the theatre setting for Surgeons Mr Sam Stefan  TEAMS
Medicine Band 4 and H@N Bespoke simulation session for band 4 and H@N Band 4 practitioners on managing deterioration in the acute setting Laura Wood TEAMS
Medical Students Year 4 and 5 medical students on placement exploring managing bleep and emergency calls Dr Victoria Kathie and Dr Sarah Margeurie IN SITU
AMU:  Acute Medical Unit Scenarios specific to medical emergencies in AMU including sepsis, asthma, mental health and anaphylaxis Ammey Wood IN SITU
D8: Head and Neck unit Scenarios specific to HNU including tracheostomy emergencies such as bleeding or blocked tubes Gill Haynes IN SITU
MSK: D4 or D6 Orthopaedic Wards Scenarios based upon safety learning events such as falls Ross Sherrington IN SITU
MOPRS: Medicine for Older People Managing the deteriorating adult in medicine for older people, exploring safety learning events and resus Megan Morris IN SITU
Stroke: Stroke simulation for F4 Exploring safety learning events specific to the stroke department and managing the unwell stoke patient Dr Victoria Kathie IN SITU
DCCQ: Critical Care Critical Care specific scenarios exploring safety learning events for adult and paediatric patients Dr Alex Belcher IN SITU
Theatres MDT: Operating theatres and recovery Emergencies within theatres and recovering + exploring safety learning events Dr Sean Kerr IN SITU
Maternity Theatres: Maternity department and maternity theatres Emergencies within the maternity department and including theatres exploring safety learning events  Dr James Wiggly  
Falls: Falls specific simulation in variety of settings Simulation specific to falls safety learning events available for a variety of settings Sharon Pipe   IN SITU
Occ Health: Occupational Health Department Safety learning events specific to occupational health including anaphylaxis  Anne Taylor-Treagust  IN SITU
Speech and Language Swallow Assessment Exploring safety learning themes from Datix and level 2 swallow assessment simulation Geri Murphy and Katherine Gibbon  IN SITU
CAU: Paediatric emergency HEE fellowship simulation exploring deterioration in the ex. Neonate admitted with child assessment unit Charlotte Chivers  IN SITU
ED: Emergency Department Massive haemorrhage from GI during a multi departmental simulation Dr Ben Atkinson  
Renal - work based learning Renal specific scenarios mapped against work based learning competencies Helen Willis and Nicola Chandler TEAMS
Paediatric De-Escalation Live actor simulation exploring initial management and de-escalation skills in challening behaviour Dr Louise Collins TEAMS
Human Factors in Surgery Exploration of human factors in the operating theatre for trainee surgeons Mr Hywel Room TEAMS


Title Description
Corporate Induction Day 1 Corporate Induction and mandatory e-learning for all new starters.  Includes Blood Awareness if appropriate for post.
Corporate Induction Day 2 Corporate Induction for all clinical staff to include Patient Moving and Handling, and Adult BLS
Corporate HCSW Induction This is a mandatory requirement for all new Health Care and Maternity Support Workers
Setting Direction Mandatory induction programme for newly employed Registered Nurses, Midwives, and ODPs
Care Certificate Initial Assessment Mandatory for all clinical staff bands 2 - 4


Alcohol Awareness Study Day E-Learning programme which promotes awareness of alcohol consumption
Band 5 Workshop A series of workshops to help continue Professional Development
Diabetes Education  
HCSW Workshop  
IR(ME)R for Non Medical Referrers  
Nutrition Study Day This study day will cover a variety of areas within nutrition including: oral nutritional support, speech and language therapy, enteral feeds, texture tasting, gastrostomy tubes, nasogastric tubes and parenteral nutrition.
Patient Safety and Quality Day This training day is a refresher course for the Trust's Core Patient Safety and Quality initiatives.
Respiratory Education  
SEPSIS The course is to improve knowledge and understanding of acute kidney injury, liver cirrhosis, ABGs sepsis, learning from governance and sepsis.
Functional Skills  
Functional Skills - English  
Functional Skills - Maths  
AHP Supervisor Update  
Datix Drop In  
Developing the Aspiring Leader  4 day course This 4 day course is designed to provide an introduction to Management and Leadership skills for aspiring future leaders. All 4 days must be attended. A learning Agreement must be completed before booking on to this course.
Learning Support  
OSCE 5 day programme Objective Structured Clinical Examination preparation classes for overseas nurses.
Practice Assessor Programme  
Practice Supervisor / Asssessor Annual Update From 01.01.2019 this has replaced NMC Mentorship. Complies with the NMC standards. This is a mandatory update requirement for all registered practice supervisors and assessors.
Practice Supervisor Programme NMC Standards for supporting students in practice has changed. Mentorship no longer exists and is being replaced with Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors. 
RCA Training This interactive and practical course will provide a structured approach to incident investigation.
Risk Management Drop In Training The aim of this bite size course is to equip managers with the skills they need to effectively manage Risk.
SBS Training  
Schwartz Rounds A Schwartz round is a confidential time and place for all members of the multi-disciplinary team to come together and share experiences.  For more information visit the intranet page http://pht/Departments/schwartz/SitePages/Home.aspx
Mental Health  
Breakaway Training To raise an awareness and learn how to better predict and avoid high risk situations. To discuss the underpinning legal framework. To learn de-escalating techniques enabling you to keep you safe at work.
Dementia Awareness Education Day This study day is an interactive session which includes group work and scenario based questions. You will explore the causes, types, signs and symptoms of dementia, and gain an understanding of delirium in dementia, as well as learn how to care for and manage...
Forget-Me-Not Study Day A one day training session to promote an awareness of dementia and frailty.
Mental Health First Aid A two day course aimed to provide mental health first aid awareness for patients and colleagues. Looking at recognition, communication and reducing stigma. 
Adult Nurse Preceptorship Course aimed at newly qualified band 5 health care professionals. To support transition from student to registered member of the workforce.
AHPs and HCS Preceptorship  
Maternity preceptorship  
Military preceptorship  
NA Preceptorship  
Neonatal Preceptorship  
Paediatric preceptorship  
Adult Safeguarding (Level 2 / Level 3)  
Liberty Protection Safeguard Briefing  
MCA and DOLS Level 2 Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards
Unregistered Staff  
Being an Effective Team Player To develop delegates' appreciation of what teamwork is important to you and your Organisation, and to understand the factors that contribute to effective teamwork.
Communication and Assertiveness You will learn how to communicate with greater skill and confidence, including developing your assertiveness skills, therefore increasing the chance of success in any human transaction.
Medical Terminology As a result of the one-day Medical Terminology course nurses will be able to recognise and pronounce more correctly medical terms and abbreviations and increase their understanding of the general language used in medicine by professionals and patients
Minute Taking A one day course for all staff who need to take minutes as part of the their post.
Preparing for and Participating in Interviews This course is designed to help interviewees proactively prepare and participate effectively in interviews.


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