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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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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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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…

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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.

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Professor Anoop Chauhan appointed Executive Director of Research at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Date: 31 July 2020

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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) is delighted to welcome Professor Anoop Chauhan to the Trust Board and Executive Team as Executive Director of Research.

Prof Chauhan’s appointment comes after the Trust was awarded university hospital status, joining 44 other specialist trusts nationwide which have achieved the high standards required to form the membership of the University Hospitals Association. 

Prof Chauhan has been Director of Research and Innovation at the Trust since 2009 as well as a practising physician in respiratory and general medicine. He has delivered a significant expansion in research at the Trust, building relationships and bringing together patients, innovators and clinicians and working proactively to improve access to clinical trials and speed up the adoption of new technology to benefit patients.

He has developed opportunities for patients throughout the region to participate in high-quality research trials, introduced innovations in clinical pathways, developed new models of care, and helped set up a nationally recognised severe asthma centre in Portsmouth. His research has resulted in a positive impact on disease control, quality of life, healthcare usage and health economic benefits in patients with respiratory conditions.

Prof Chauhan has also helped small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) nationally to secure funding, develop high-quality research studies and technology trials in support of their innovations within the NHS. He was awarded Clinical Leader of the Year in 2019 by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), and has won another four national HSJ research awards.

He has also set up the first of its kind Portsmouth Technology Trials Unit (www.pttu.org.uk) to allow more health technology companies to work with patients and the NHS.

Prof Chauhan said: "It’s fantastic to see the Trust recognises the importance of research by the creation of this role. I am excited about what the future of research at the Trust holds, and I am looking forward to continuing my work to embed research into everyday practice and expand our collaborative research partnerships.  This appointment will ensure our patients have access to high-quality research to help us deliver the best care.

“It is our ambition that every one of our patients has access to a clinical trial or innovation. By continuing to work together with the University of Portsmouth, sharing our resources and expertise and increasing our research collaborations, we will use cutting edge science and technology to innovate and create tests and treatments that will benefit our patients more quickly.”

Achieving university hospital status is the first step in a long-term programme for the Trust that will enhance research partnerships to drive innovation and develop new treatments more quickly, as well as investing further in academic partnerships to strengthen the future workforce. The Trust will now build on its collaborations with a broad range of partners to embed research, education and training into ways of working across the whole organisation to support the delivery of PHU’s five-year ‘Working Together’ strategy.

PHU will continue to provide high quality, compassionate care while driving further improvements in research and education, building on the Trust’s strong existing partnership with the University of Portsmouth.

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