Video: Chair David Walker reviews topics at the November 30 Trust Board Meeting

Video: Chair David Walker reviews topics at the November 30 Trust Board Meeting

New clinical strategy; doing more to stop people becoming ill; and new urgent community response service with a single phone number.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is continuing to hold online board meetings that can be attended by the public via a digital link.

David Walker, Chair of the Trust, has made this short video to explain some of the key topics discussed at the November 30 meeting.

David reports:

“We discussed the Trust’s Clinical Strategy which will see us trying to do more to stop people becoming ill and needing medical intervention. Good example is vaccination and our ongoing running of the Kassam Stadium [vaccination] Centre.

“We heard how we are working more closely with Oxford University Hospitals, GPs and County Council to try to respond more quickly to people who have medical problems but don’t need to be admitted to A&E. 

“This urgent community response service will shortly have a single phone number, helping to end the experience some have had of being passed from pillar to post.

“The Board heard from a local elderly couple whom we’ve been able to help through an emergency and stay at home. This is very much in line with our clinical priorities for the next three years: to do more in schools, with children and young people in their families to avoid them coming to harm, getting treatment to them earlier when needed; encouraging exercise; discouraging truanting and anti-social behaviour. And at the other end of the lifespan, focusing on aging well and supporting more people to live independently in their own homes.”

Published: 1 December 2021