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Community and mental health services for Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Dan Baylis

Deputy CEO and Chief Medical Officer

Dan studied medicine in London and graduated with distinctions in surgery and medicine before moving to the south coast to complete his postgraduate specialty training in general and geriatric medicine. He took time out of clinical training when he was awarded and NIHR fellowship to undertake a PhD where he studied the role of the immune system in accelerating age related processes and, separately, was also able to spend some time working in a field hospital on the Thai-Myanmar boarder.


Since qualification he has been appointed as a consultant geriatrician in Southampton which has seen him work across both community and hospital settings. Currently Dan works clinically in the Older Persons assessment within the Emergency Department at University Hospital Southampton and runs a weekly syncope clinic.  


Dan has had a number of management roles within healthcare which has included leading the UHS department of medicine for older people where the team were awarded BMJ Older Persons Team of the Year and also the department of emergency medicine. Dan has also had system wide roles in patient flow and worked as a clinical leader within the Solent Adults Southampton service line. In addition to his duties as CMO for Solent, Dan will also provide leadership to UHS via his role as associate medical director for integrated care and thereby step across community and acute organisations which is aligned with his values of partnership working to provide high quality care in the most appropriate settings.  

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

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Phone: 0300 123 3919

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Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.