Collaboration with Portsmouth Hospitals Trust

An exciting new collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) has been launched that will support more health research studies locally. Portsmouth Technologies Trials Unit (PTTU) will combine resources from UoP and PHT to provide the skilled staff and infrastructure to develop and deliver clinical research projects for the benefit of patients and the community.


The purpose of PTTU

PTTU will support all stages of the research project lifecycle, from developing research questions that are relevant to the NHS and patients, designing clinical investigations and obtaining funding, as well as all aspects of study delivery and dissemination.

The unit will specialise in research studies in new healthcare technologies based on a track record of working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It will also support other types of health research including post-marketing surveillance studies and those using big data.


Launch of the PTTU

At the launch of the PTTU, which will be based at QA Hospital, Vice-Chancellor Graham Galbraith said: “there is no reason why we cannot be the people that are finding, developing and pushing new innovations that will make a difference. It is great that we will be giving SMEs a chance because there are companies with amazing ideas”


Find out more about how PTTU can help you

If you are thinking about developing health research studies, or just want to find out more about how the PTTU will work, there will be a drop-in session on Tuesday 11th September – any time between 12:00 and 15:00 – in the Richmond Building Boardroom. Please book your place on Eventbrite so we have an idea of numbers. This will be your opportunity to:

  • Find out who’s who in the PTTU
  • Learn about the support available from the PTTU and how to access it
  • Discuss ideas you may have for potential studies that the PTTU could support