We value all the help and support we get from our public contributors.
Your input is important to us and helps us to design better research, address the health and care issues that matter in our communities and provide valuable support to our research teams.
You can get involved with as little or as much as you would like either as a member of the public, a patient or carer for someone, or maybe you are supported in social care (sometimes called being a service user)
The NHS, Universities and Councils often use jargon and short-hand as a way of describing things. Having people with different experience can help break down barriers in language.
Working with us you will have all the support and encouragement you need in what can sometimes feel like an unfamiliar environment. We also cover costs of your time in many cases so that you are able to take part.
If you would like to know more please get in touch with us at PublicInvolvement@uhs.nhs.uk
or call us on 023 8120 4989.
Or you can fill out the form below to let us know what particular things you're interested in.
Frequently asked questions
NHSDorset Integrated Care System (ICS) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS)
NHS TrustsDorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Isle of Wight NHS Trust Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Solent NHS Trust Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
UniversitiesBournemouth University University of Portsmouth University of Southampton University of Winchester
Research partnersWessex Academic Health Sciences Network
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Our commitments and strategy
Our new Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement team is growing and adapting to the needs of our community. As a result we are in the process of updating and redesigning our strategy and summary documents listed below. Our commitments still stand as listed:
We will use a variety of ways to seek the views and insights of patients and the public, and work to ensure that the diversity of people giving their views reflects the diversity of the local population.
We will provide information that is clear, jargon free and accessible.
We will ensure people are adequately supported in their involvement role.
We will make sure there are no financial implications for people’s involvement.
We will involve people in a way that is open, honest and meaningful, being clear about what decisions they can and cannot influence.
We will act on the views we have sought, and feedback to those who gave them on what we did, working in partnership with patients and the public to improve the quality and relevance of our research.