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


Vanessa Avlonitis

Non-executive Director

Vanessa is a registered nurse who has a breadth of experience within the NHS Acute sector, Clinical Commissioning Group, in regulation at Monitor as a Quality Governance Associate and within the charitable sector supporting and developing sound clinical governance structures and compliance to CQC standards. She has served as Clinical Non-Executive Director for North Hants Urgent Care. Vanessa currently holds a position as the Registered Nurse member for Dorset CCG on the Governing Body where she is the wellbeing guardian and also holds a Clinical Trustee Board position for a Hospice in North West London. Vanessa is passionate about nursing and the quality of care that patients receive. She has a Masters in Nursing Leadership.

Vanessa’s role with us includes the following:

  • Quality Assurance Committee Chair
  • Mental Health Act Scrutiny Committee Chair
  • Lead NED – Freedom to Speak Up / Whistleblowing

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.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

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.