Patient involvement

There are many different ways in which you can be involved in the work and development of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Whether you want to be linked into updates or come in to one of our locations to support staff, these pages provide all the key information you will need.

You can also get in touch by emailing us at Getinvolved@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk.

Improving your care

How you feel about your care is really important to us, and we use your feedback to celebrate good work, and improve what is not so good.

People who are involved in their care report that they have a better experience, and can have better personal outcomes, too. Those who become involved in improving the services they receive often feel a sense of achievement and pride in the work that they do.

Non-urgent advice: Our Experience and Involvement Strategy 2019-21

People who use our services are central to everything we do and the theme of involvement runs through every aspect of the trust. Every member of staff is part of a persons’ experience of receiving care and treatment.

We strive to provide the best possible care and outcomes for the people we work with and believe that involving people who use our services in co-design, co-develop and co-production is simply the right thing to do.

Our Experience and Involvement Strategy for 2019-21  sets out how Oxford Health intends to build and improve on how we work with people of all ages who use our services to ensure we work in partnership with patients, carers, families and professionals. We have worked with partner organisations and sought feedback from all groups in its development.

We have also produced a handy Experience and Involvement booklet.

How you can help

Our service users have helped us to:

  • Develop information for others.
  • Make our clinical environments more friendly.
  • Redesign how services are delivered.
  • Design our website for Children and Young People.
  • Teach at recovery colleges.
  • Write job descriptions and interview applicants for staff positions.

Learn more

How you can get involved:

  • What it can do for you

    Here are some ways in which getting involved can help you.

    Care and treatment

    Involvement in your care and treatment can increase self-esteem, improve your outcomes and increase people’s satisfaction with services.

    Services

    Involvement in services can lead to enhanced quality of care, improved relationships between staff and patients, and improved outcomes for you as you gain new skills, confidence and support others.

    Planning

    Involvement in planning, commissioning and governance can improve information and access for you as well as other patients.

    Celebrating our lives

    An event where patients and staff come together to learn from people with lived experience of mental illness.

    Get in touch

    Send your application form to:

    Experience & Involvement Team
    Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
    Trust HQ
    Warneford Hospital
    Warneford Lane
    Headington
    Oxford OX3 7JXT

    Email: Getinvolved@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Page last reviewed: 19 July, 2021