Where we work

Where we work

The Wessex region is located on the south coast of England. From its coastal towns, to its bustling cities, Wessex is home to approximately three million people.

Wessex Health Partners is a strategic partnership of 15 leading organisations across Wessex, covering Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Our founding members

Our founding members, shown on the map below, consist of:


AECC University College

Bournemouth University

University of Portsmouth

University of Southampton


Hampshire and Isle of Wight

NHS Dorset


Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Solent NHS Trust

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust


Health Innovation Wessex

As a partnership, we work together to increase our shared understanding of the health and care needs of our local population and find ways to address them. 

A culture of collaboration

By creating a culture of collaboration, we make it easier for individuals and organisations across Wessex to come together to improve health and care outcomes through research and innovation. 

We partner with local organisations and communities, combining our experience and expertise, and sharing our learning and resources to strengthen our collective impact.

We work in a wide range of health and care settings, from hospitals trusts through to primary and community care. 

Find out more about our partners and discover research and innovation in our region.

Our partners R&I in our region

Alongside driving and accelerating improvements in patient outcomes and population health in Wessex, we tackle the greatest challenges facing health and care systems across the UK, but also globally.  

We work with national and international partners to generate collaborative and interdisciplinary research and speed the development and adoption of innovation at scale. Our partners include patients and the public, industry and the third sector. 

Find out how our work and partnerships are making an impact.

Case studies

Wessex Health Partners: Where we work

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