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Annual Members' Meeting/AGM 2021

Taking place online

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

The annual members’ meeting/AGM will be an opportunity to learn more about some of the recent achievements from across the Trust and how we have tackled the unprecedented challenges of the last year.

It is open for anyone to attend, pre-register now by clicking here.

The agenda includes key highlights from the annual report and accounts 2020/21, as well as priorities for clearing the backlog of planned care and surgery created by having to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and an update on the Trust’s new membership engagement strategy.

The meeting will be chaired by Peter Hollins, chair of the Trust Board, with contributions from:

  • David French, chief executive officer
  • Joe Teape, chief operating officer 
  • Ian Howard, interim chief financial officer
  • Serena Gaukroger-Woods, head of clinical quality assurance 
  • Bob Purkiss, lead governor

To submit a question in advance to one of our speakers please email, and state who your question is directed to.


Previous Events


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How do we use patient data?

Held online Tuesday, 5 October 2021

A distinguished panel discussed the way we use data at the Trust, inlcuding the relationship we have with your GP, how we access to patient information and how it does and does not move around.

They also discussed how the use of data is enshrined in the clinical service given by the NHS, and how this data is used for research and development.

The live event was hosted by Neil Tape, head of data insight, who was joined by:  

  • Dr Mike Celinski, consultant anaesthetist and joint chief clinical information officer 
  • Dr Chris Kipps, consultant neurologist  
  • Dr Emma Davis, clinical lead, Care and Health Information Exchange and a GP at Living Well Practice
  • Adam Horton-Tuckett, information governance consultancy lead, Care and Health Information Exchange


Insights into the Delta variant and how testing can prevent the spread the spread of COVID-19

Held online Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Experts at this event gave an insight into why, despite the success of the ongoing vaccination roll out, we need to remain cautious about the more transmissible Delta variant. We also focused on the importance of testing, even for those without symptoms, to stop the spread of COVID-19 both in our hospital and in the community.

This event included contributions from:

  • Dr Nitin Mahobia, consultant microbiologist and deputy director of infection prevention and control
  • Dr Freya Pearson, deputy chief medical officer (interim), UHS staff testing clinical lead and divisional clinical director

  • Dr Emily Walmsley, public health registrar, Southampton City Council


What is digital healthcare and its impact on delivery of care

Held online Wednesday, 30 June 2021

With University Hospital Southampton (UHS) recognised as a digital healthcare leader within the NHS, this event was an opportunity to learn more about what digital healthcare is and how some of the innovative programmes led by our UHS Digital team are impacting on the delivery of care.

The informatics team at UHS Digital is overseeing the development of a wide range of pioneering projects to improve the delivery and efficiency of healthcare services, and enhance patient outcomes.

Our vision is to be a hospital that thinks digital first and this event focused on how programmes translate to patient experience, and the steps taken to ensure personal data is kept safe.

The agenda included two case studies:

  • My medical record - a secure patient-owned personal health record allowing individuals to manage their care
  • The maternity health record - a new app which gives direct online access to records for pregnant women from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

This event was chaired by Adrian Byrne, chief information officer, with contributions from:

  • Jo Watts, head of digital programmes
  • Alex Kimber, principal project manager - digital programmes team
  • Matt Sutton, programme manager, digital maternity programme


Nurturing young minds - supporting children and young people’s wellbeing at Southampton Children’s Hospital

Held online Wednesday, 16th June 2021

This event was an opportunity to learn more about the work of Southampton Children’s Hospital (SCH), with a focus on how we are nurturing young minds and supporting the wellbeing of patients and their families.

Like all areas of UHS, everyone at SCH has had to adapt to the challenge of delivering care during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also supporting the mental health of young patients who are admitted to hospital and those with long term conditions. Our speakers gave an insight into new ways of working which place the wellbeing of children and young people at the centre of care.

The agenda included case studies on supporting wellbeing across SCH, with presentations from our youth work team and Southampton Hospital School.

The event was chaired by Peter Hollins, chair of the Trust board, with contributions from:

  • Dr Angela Griffin, consultant clinical psychologist/neuropsychologist and lead for child psychology team
  • Jo Ward, child health group care manager
  • Louisa Green, divisional head of nursing
  • Charles Keys, child health clinical lead
  • Nell Giles, headteacher, Southampton Hospital School
  • Sarah Shameti, youth worker, P.E.E.E.R Project and REgeneration project lead


Our expert's insights into COVID-19 vaccination

Held online Wednesday, 28th April 2021

UHS has played a major role in the development and roll out of COVID-19 vaccines, and this event was an opportunity for members to learn more directly from our experts involved in the vaccination process.

Presentations focused on how the vaccine works in protecting us from COVID-19, an insight into the UHS vaccination hub, clarity for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, and what’s being done to dispel myths and increase uptake in communities.

Chaired by Peter Hollins, chair of the trust board, with contributions from:

  • Professor Saul Faust, director of NIHR Southampton clinical research facility
  • James Allen, chief pharmacist
  • Aiman Alzetani, consultant thoracic surgeon
  • Matthew Coleman, consultant obstetric physician.


We welcome feedback from members and guests about our events. If you’d like to share some with us or have a suggestion for a future events, please contact us here.