Meet the team
We have a team of patient experience and involvement staff working across the Trust, including a lead in each of the our three directorates (for children, adults and older people) and an overall Trust-wide lead. Find out more about them and how to contact them below:
CAMHS & Eating Disorder Services
Patient Experience and Involvement Lead for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) & Eating Disorder Services
Read Diane's profile
Firstly, working with teams to collect feedback from young people, adults, parents and carers on their experiences of using mental health services through surveys, 1:1 conversations and group discussions and activities.
Secondly, using that feedback to make meaningful and impactful change. Involving people who have experiences of using services to help make those changes is a really important part of our work and an area that I feel passionate about. I work closely with Participation Leads in CAMHS and ED Services and am inspired by their passion and commitment to use the patients’ voice to bring about change. Developing networks with teams and services within and external to Oxford Health is also really important to the way in which I work.
I am a learning disability nurse by background and have worked in the NHS for 35 years. I have experience of working in inpatient and community services, research and development and education, being a lecturer practitioner on the Learning Disability Nursing Degree Program for 10 years.
On a personal level I love the outdoors and enjoy walking. The pandemic has been a great opportunity to discover many new walks from our house and I have also developed a real interest in birds. I try to keep fit and look forward to getting out on the river in my kayak.
People with learning disabilities
Learning disabilities lead
Read Rachel's profile
I work with individual experts by experience to record their stories, take part in staff interviews or to participate in service improvement projects .
I also work with groups of experts by experience to work on projects like:
- Making becoming a member of the Trust meaningful.
- Making easy read information.
- Looking at how accessible services are.
- Making becoming a Governor of the Trust accessible.
I have worked with adults with a learning disability in Oxfordshire since 1995 as an occupational therapist but took up my patient experience and involvement role in 2019.
I have been both a patient and carer using NHS services and I am passionate about ensuring the patient and carer voice is at the heart of services.
When I am not at work, I enjoy dinghy sailing, walking, baking and crochet!
Carer Involvement Lead
Read Di's profile
I have been part of the NHS family for 19 years now and wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. Having been a carer for my sister, I know what a positive and rewarding thing it is to do but also how physically and emotionally challenging it can be too. As a carer you don’t put yourself first and it can start having an impact on your own wellbeing.
I have passion and enthusiasm for what I do, and my is role is so varied from working with services to help them become more carer aware, facilitating carer focus groups to ensure the carers voice is heard, organising carer related events and developing resources for carers.
It is my ultimate aim to develop a culture across Oxford Health where identifying, involving and supporting carers is done without a second thought. To ensure our staff see carers as everyone’s business and to treat them as a valuable part of the care team, at the end of the day we all have the patients’ best interests at heart.
In my spare time I love being outdoors, being in my garden, tending to my allotment and walking my three dogs with my family. I also have a passion for yoga, and I enjoy travelling and visiting places I haven’t been before.
Patient & Carer Experience Coordinator (interim) for Community Services Directorate
Phone: 07917 553 425
Lead for Forensic Services
Read Beth's profile
Outside of work I volunteer with a charity who offer counselling and support to people bereaved by suicide, and I like to help with fundraising where I can whether that’s a bake sale at school, a triathlon in the summer or a musical event where my daughters are playing the cello, piano or singing. I have three daughters and we love to go camping and cycling and get outside into nature.
Page last reviewed: 22 July, 2021