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.

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.

Medical Physics

Last updated: 23 June 2021

Medical Physics

Patients may be interested in Nuclear Medicine Physics and Bone Densitometry (DXA) services.

For the full list please see Services and Department Structure pages. 

You may also be interested to the services of the allied Clinical Engineering Department

The Portsmouth Medical Physics department provides specialist scientific, technical and engineering services to most clinical services within Portsmouth Hospitals and other healthcare providers. We provide full scientific and technical support for the safe introduction and use of new imaging, treatment and clinical modalities.

We provide a direct access Bone Densitometry (DXA) service and non-imaging diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in support of cancer and other therapies. Our clinical training team provide medical devices training to users of medical devices across all clinical disciplines and grades. Our engineering team support a comprehensive range of medical equipment throughout secondary and primary care, helping to advance and keep clinical services running.

Research activities are undertaken in Radiological Sciences, Radiotherapy Physics, Nuclear Medicine Physics, imaging and in support of developing techniques as part of portfolio studies. We also have links with the University of Portsmouth and Surrey University.

Our teaching commitments include MSc’s, PhD by research, FRCR, Imaging Physics, and lecturing, teaching and project supervision for University of Portsmouth and University of Surrey. Our scientists and technicians are encouraged to publish and present their work at national and international conferences. We also organise short courses from time to time, for example, for radiation protection supervisors, radiation protection in dentistry. We also contribute to clinical courses and study days, e.g International Laryngeal Laser course.

We are accredited as a training centre with a long established track record in training healthcare scientists. Training and development are key priorities for us.

If you have an unmet clinical, scientific, technical or engineering need, a problem that needs an innovative solution, then there will be someone here who may be able to help.

Main Medical Physics Reception – 02392286000 Ext 3706

Monday to Friday: 0900 - 1700

B-Level (Radiotherapy Physics)

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F-Level (Support Team, Radiological Sciences and Nuclear Medicine Physics)

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