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25 Jun
2015

Introducing ‘Patch McCavity’ and ‘Captain Fluoride’!

As part of National Smile Month (www.nationalsmilemonth.org), Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust sought the public’s help to name two new characters for its Dental Service which provides specialist dental services for people with additional needs. The cartoon superhero tooth Captain Fluoride and his villain counterpart Patch McCavity were designed by local artist Genna Byrne and will … Read more

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18 Jun
2015

Trust unveils bike docks as part of wider Oxford scheme

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) joined the cycling revolution yesterday with the launch of hire bike docks at three of its Oxford sites. The Oxonbike docks, which is Oxford’s equivalent to London’s ‘Boris Bike’ scheme, has seen docks and bikes installed at our Warneford, Littlemore and Chancellor Court sites. Funding for the bikes has … Read more

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12 Jun
2015

Oxfordshire’s services for people in mental health crisis praised by CQC

Oxfordshire’s services for people experiencing a mental health crisis have been praised by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission as being well co-ordinated and responsive to the diverse needs of their users. Care regulator the CQC published ‘Right here, right now’ today, a national report looking at people’s experiences of help, care and support during … Read more

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12 Jun
2015

Oxford charity makes its last donation to Highfield Unit

An Oxford charity yesterday (11/6) donated more than £100,000 to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s (OHFT) Highfield Unit in its final act of generosity. A cheque for £106,401.33 was handed over by Oxford Hospital Services Charity (OHSC) to staff at the unit, bringing to a close more than 50 years of charitable work helping the … Read more

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1 Jun
2015

New street triage service in Aylesbury goes live June 1 2015

Adult Mental Health Services, in partnership with Thames Valley Police (TVP), are pleased to be launching a new street triage service in Aylesbury. The service, which goes live on 1 June 2015, provides an experienced member of staff to work alongside the police and aims to improve both the overall experience and access to appropriate care for … Read more

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21 May
2015

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

More than a hundred people visited the Warneford Hospital this week for a day focussing on the importance of clinical research. The Clinical Trials Open Day on Tuesday saw speakers come together to discuss how research benefits the treatment of conditions such as dementia or bipolar disorder and how it is implemented in the community. … Read more

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20 May
2015

A positive future for people with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

A new programme has been launched to support people with CFS/ME towards recovery. The Oxfordshire Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) Service has introduced the Rebuilding your Life (RyL) programme which gives participants the unique opportunity to create their own individual pathways to recovery through learning with and from one another. The RyL programme was developed by … Read more

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19 May
2015

Nurse commended for dedication to Street Triage

A nurse committed to working alongside police officers in a ground-breaking scheme has been recognised for her dedication. Mental health practioner Kathy Smithwhite was awarded the Oxford area commander’s commendation in a ceremony at Oxford Town Hall last week. Kathy was integral to the creation of the Street Triage scheme in Oxfordshire, which sees mental health professionals … Read more

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18 May
2015

Help us name our new dental health characters

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust needs the public’s help to name two new characters for its dental health services. The cartoon superhero tooth and his villain counterpart were designed by local artist Genna Byrne and will appear on Oxford Health’s dental resources and websites to promote healthy mouth messages. Oxfordshire Salaried Primary Care Dental Service … Read more

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14 May
2015

Townlands hospital consultation open

The consultation regarding the new Townlands Hospital in Henley is now open. The public who are directly affected by the proposals are welcome to contribute. To participate in the consultation online, please follow this link: https://consult.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/consult.ti/Townlands/consultationHome You will need to sign in or create an account to participate online. If you experience any issues responding to the … Read more

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12 May
2015

Why we love nursing

To mark International Nurses Day, celebrated each year on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, Oxford Health spoke to three of its nurses about why they love nursing. To read their stories in full, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oxford-Health-NHS-Foundation-Trust/187338294632033   “Nursing is the best job in the world” Penny Morgan has been a tissue … Read more

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12 May
2015

Voting is now open for the trust’s governor elections

Do you want to have a say in how our trust is run? Elections for our Council of Governors are now open. Please note that voting closes at noon on Tuesday 2 June. The Council of Governors is an integral part of our trust – with all NHS Foundation Trusts required to have one. You … Read more

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