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Our aim is to equip our community and colleagues with the skills and confidence to identify areas of Solent healthcare services that could be improved, and give them the tools to make positive change.


Most importantly, we strive to make sure the voice of our patients and community is at the heart of everything we do; shaping the changes and improvements we make.

What we do...

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Explore opportunities to be part of an existing research study or start your own project. 

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What do we mean when we talk about improvement and why is it important?

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Providing our staff and community members with the tools to make improvement happen.

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Work with us to improve Solent services and develop your own skills.

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Creating community-based research and evidence that is accessible, responsive, and applied.

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Breaking language barriers

What do you do when you're not sure that the terminology you're using is right for the people you want to connect with? You ask the Side-by-Side network for their expert patient and community opinions.

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Voices of our community:


Where there’s a need for research and improvement, there’s a need for patients and family members to be involved. After all, they are the key to all of the answers.

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