Public involvement


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The Trust must listen to feedback from patients, carers and the public, and take their views into account when planning services. The involvement of the public in the NHS helps us to innovate and improve what we do.

NHS organisations are required to involve patients and the public in:

  • planning of the provision of services
  • the development and consideration of proposals for changes in the way those services are provided
  • decisions affecting operation of services.

Have your say on local health issues

Your feedback can help shape the healthcare services that NHS Oxfordshire provides across the county.

To find out about consultations, and to register to be kept informed, please visit the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Cluster website.

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Healthwatch Oxfordshire

Healthwatch Oxfordshire is an interim arrangement provided by Oxfordshire Rural Community Council (ORCC) to replace the former Local Involvement Networks (LINKs).

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Working with the voluntary sector

Many hospital departments have links with voluntary organisations. Involvement varies; for some it is an exchange of information, and for others it is being far more involved in service developments.

The following organisations provide important support for the Trust and its patients and staff.

Other voluntary organisations

Healthtalkonline / Youthhealthtalk

DIPEx has created two websites healthtalkonline.org and youthhealthtalk.org of people's experiences of nearly 60 different illnesses and health conditions. The websites are aimed at patients, their carers, family and friends, doctors, nurses and other health professionals, and are based on in-depth qualitative research carried out by the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford.

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