Freedom of information: Who we are and what we do

Find key information and statistics about the Trust and what we do here.

How we fit into the NHS structure

The Trust's services are commissioned by the local clinical commissioning groups, mainly NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group. The Trust is a part of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS), a partnership of NHS and local government organisations working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities.

The Trust is regulated by Monitor, an independent organisation appointed by Parliament to authorise and oversee NHS Foundation Trusts. Monitor now forms part of NHS England and NHS Improvement, which leads the NHS in England. Local health systems are supported by its seven regional teams across England and Southampton is in the south east region.

Our work as a Trust is based upon the strategic direction established by the Department of Health and Social Care. The Department of Health and Social Care website has links to the key national documents that guide our Trust and the wider NHS.

Organisational structure

UHS is managed by the Trust Board, which consists of executive directors and non-executive directors, led by the chairman.

The Council of Governors is the collective body through which executive and non-executive directors explain and justify their actions. It works closely with the Trust Board to make sure services are meeting the needs of the local community.

The Council of Governors consists of 22 members who will gather the views of the hospital's members and give them a voice at the highest level of the organisation.

See how the Trust is structured by looking at our Trust organisational chart.

Organisations with which the Trust works in partnership

UHS works in collaboration with a multitude of other organisations across its range of services including as part of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS.

As the Trust is a major centre for teaching and research, close working relationships have been established with the University of Southampton, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK.

The Trust also works closely with:

Senior staff and management board members

Short biographies and roles and responsibilities of the executive and non-executive directors of the Trust can be found on the How the Trust is run pages.

Details of the Council of Governors can be found via links on the Council of Governors pages.

Contact details

Find out how you can get in touch with the Trust.