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17 Aug
2015

Recognition for high standards of our wards

All of our adult mental health inpatient wards have been acknowledged as providing high quality care after being officially accredited by the ‘AIMS’ programme, an initiative supported through the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Four wards in Oxfordshire and three wards in Buckinghamshire have now been accredited. The Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS) programme … Read more

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11 Aug
2015

Trust AGM taking place on 10 September

We are pleased to invite all members of the public to attend Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015 and Staff Recognition Awards, taking place on Thursday 10 September from 5.30pm at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford. Featuring speakers and displays from a variety of disciplines, this year’s AGM will celebrate working in partnership. … Read more

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24 Jul
2015

Oxford Health nurse is a national “rising star”

A promising newly qualified nurse at Oxford Health NHS FT has been named a “rising star” by the Nursing Times. Ayodele Ayedun, who works as the deputy ward manager on Sapphire Ward at the Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury, was named on a list of just 25 nurses from around the country. The Nursing Times initiative … Read more

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16 Jul
2015

Supporting vulnerable people in the criminal justice system

More people in the criminal justice system will get the support they need, as Oxfordshire’s Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion service expands. It is well established that people who find themselves in the criminal justice system are far more likely than the average person to have a vulnerability: the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion service … Read more

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14 Jul
2015

Trust statement regarding Monitor investigation

We welcome Monitor’s investigation into our financial plans and we will be collaborating closely with them as it progresses. We are very clear that our Continuity of Service Risk Rating is now 2, which reflects a riskier financial position than our previous rating of 3 (on a scale of 1 to 4). As part of … Read more

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10 Jul
2015

School Nurse speaks proudly of her role in The Guardian

The Guardian newspaper has featured an article about a day in the life of one of our school health nurses. In the piece, Tikki Harrold sketches a typical day, offering sexual health advice, mental health support and other services to a range of young people in an Oxfordshire secondary school. She says proudly: ‘I love … Read more

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3 Jul
2015

Do you know a staff member who has gone the extra mile?

Do you know a member of staff or a team who have gone above and beyond their role to make a real difference to your or a family member’s care? Our patients and service users are at the centre of our thoughts and actions. We are committed to making sure we provide the best possible care. … Read more

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26 Jun
2015

Do you care for someone with dementia?

We understand that caring for someone with dementia can be very stressful and that sometimes carers can experience anxiety and depression. To help carers with coping strategies, the trust is working in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Society to develop and trial a new therapy to be delivered online called ‘Caring for Me and You’. If you’re a … Read more

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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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