School of Health Sciences and Social Work
PALS is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service which offers information, advice and support to patients, their families, friends and carers. This confidential service allows the public to be more informed about health care choices as well as being able to feedback concerns and complaints to the Trust.
Portsmouth City NHS Trust is responsible for Health Services and health improvement in Portsmouth, delivering a comprehensive range of Primary and Secondary Care Services as well as commissioning secondary and acute services to the population of Portsmouth City, a total of around 191,000 people.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of clinical specialties, including the Wessex Renal and Transplant Unit and the busiest Accident and Emergency department on the south coast of England.
The RDS SC (formerly ARDSU) is funded by the Department of Health to provide high quality methodological support for researchers applying for NIHR funding.
Informed Health Online is part of the Cochrane Collaboration, which aims to improve the quality and accessibility of the reviews, as well as providing information to the public about the way that research is carried out.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit organisation, providing up-to-date information on the effects of health care. The UK Cochrane Centre was established in 1992, and includes the Cochrane Library, an electronic database designed to provide high quality evidence to inform people providing and receiving health care, as well as those involved in research and teaching.
The National Research Ethics Service (NRES) acts on behalf of the Department of Health in England to provide guidance and support for NHS Research Ethics Committees (RECs). Research Ethics Committees have been established throughout the UK for many years with the purpose of safeguarding the rights, dignity and welfare of people participating in research in the NHS.
This site contains material produced by and for the Department of Health. It includes press releases, and details of Department of Health Publications, as well as information about the Department of Health and NHS Executive.
Involve is a national advisory group, funded by the Department of Health, which aims to promote and support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation that works to improve health and health care for all, with a particular focus on London. The King?s Fund aims to help develop informed policy by undertaking original research, supporting new ideas and learning.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidance to improve the quality of care and treatments available for patients. The needs of patients, carers and the public are at the heart of the NICE guidance, and NICE seeks to involve patients, carers and the public in a range of opportunities in its development.
The NHS Research and Development Forum is an organisation for individuals and departments involved in the management and planning of research in health and social care, by facilitating and encouraging the sharing of best practice.
This website has a range of information about health and social care, including leaflets, support groups, advice and information about healthy living, explanations and information about common tests and investigations, find a GP service and much more
This web-site provides support for health and social care researchers, including training, advice and the latest health related research funding information.
Shaping Our Lives National User Network is an organisation run by service users, which started as a research and development project but became an independent organisation in 2002.
The role of SCIE is to develop and promote knowledge about good practice in social care, in order to improve the experience of people who use social care. SCIE gathers knowledge from a range of people and organisations throughout the social care sector.