This time last year Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (previously called Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) was successful in tendering to provide community health services within Oxfordshire. I am delighted that after a year of hard work across the programme we are now fully integrated. From today we will be an organisation of nearly 6000 staff providing a range of specialist mental health care in five different localities as well as physical healthcare to patients in Oxfordshire. This integration will allow us to bring these services together and enable us to deliver better care closer to home and provide a real alternative to acute hospital admission for many people.

However, we want to provide the same range of services as we always have and our aim is to continue to improve the care we provide to patients and service users.

I am sure some of you will have questions over the next few weeks, so please remember that we have an email address for everyone to email with any concerns: enquiries@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk All queries will be directed to the most appropriate person to answer your concern and responded to personally.

I am really looking forward delivering the benefits of our integration.

Best wishes,

Julie Waldron

Chief Executive