Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s first ever virtual Annual Members’ and Annual General Meeting was held on September 24. Thank you to all the 270 guests who joined us on the day!

If you were not able to attend the live event, the recording is now available on Youtube.

Trust members, governors, staff and public were welcomed by chair David Walker, who expressed his heartfelt thanks and pride to all staff for working during this remarkable year. 

David welcomed the new chief executive Dr Nick Broughton, who gave a summary of the year 2019/20. Nick showed us some astonishing figures of the trust activity during the year. For instance, the trust made over 1,3 million patient contacts in 2019/20.

After the presentation of Annual Accounts and Auditor’s Report, we heard from associate director of psychological services Bill Tiplady and his team who spoke about talking therapies and mental health for wider population. At 1:09:33 you can see a very topical video from our IAPT services on How to manage social isolation.

Service director Tehmeena Ajmal and her team took a look at Community Services. Tehmeena cristallised her directorate’s resolute mood: “We came to work and kept going. We keep going.” Watch out for a fabulous story of young Lily who was helped by our Speech and Language Therapy Service. It’s on at 1:26:25.

Professor John Geddes and his team presented research achievements and plans for increasing staff and patient participation in research. Oxford Health is one of the leading mental health and community health trusts in terms of research activity. In the words of Prof Geddes: “Today’s research is tomorrow’s care.”

Lively conversation

Audience was able to ask questions during the meeting and our guests were keen to use this opportunity. Thank you to everyone who posted their questions in the meeting! This truly made for an engaging and lively meeting.

Among the topics raised were equality, sustainability, staffing challenges, assuring support for third sector partner and many more. You can find the senior management’s Q&A session at 40:30 on the video.

There were further Q&A sessions after each service presentation.

We received 55 questions altogether and our speakers answered as many as time allowed. If your question didn’t get answered, please email communications.team@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk.

Join us again!

Our next public live broadcast will Health Matters: Student experience and wellbeing in the pandemic 4pm on Thursday, October 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has placed enormous new challenges on students and teachers in medical and nursing schools. Three of Oxford Health’s governors have a unique insight into what it has been like for students and tutors as they have been teaching, tutoring or studying throughout the pandemic. 

Everything you need to join this event is here.

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