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Public involvement

How to have your say

If you would like to be kept informed about opportunities for involvement (for example the Trust's Quality Conversations or Equality and Diversity issues) please contact the Patient Experience Team.

January - April 2017: OCCG public consultation on the future of local healthcare

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG), which buys health services on behalf of everyone living in Oxfordshire, asked the public for their views on proposals for the future of services in the county.

The first phase of their consultation is now closed. It ran until 9 April 2017, and covered proposed changes to:

  • the way we use our hospital beds
  • planned care at the Horton General Hospital
  • acute stroke services
  • critical care at the Horton General Hospital
  • maternity services for women in North Oxfordshire, and options for the future delivery of maternity services at the Horton General Hospital, including obstetrics and the Special Care Baby Unit.

Events were held across the county (and in Brackley) for members of the public to hear more about the proposals and share their views. An online survey was also conducted.

If you would like more information about the consultation, please download the consultation document:

The consultation will contribute to a wider plan for Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West, known as the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

For more information about this, please visit:

Public Partnership Groups

Healthwatch Oxfordshire

Healthwatch Oxfordshire is your voice on health and social care

Whether it is improving services today, or helping to shape them for tomorrow, Healthwatch Oxfordshire is all about enabling local voices to influence the delivery and design of local health and social care in our county.

Healthwatch is independent, and accountable to the people of Oxfordshire, so please tell Healthwatch how you would like to be treated and cared for, and what is important to you when using health and social care services, and together you can make a difference.

To find out more about Healthwatch Oxfordshire, please visit:

Healthwatch Oxfordshire would like to hear from you

Get in touch with Healthwatch Oxfordshire about your experience of our hospitals.

Patient stories

Patient and Public Involvement Strategy

A Patient and Public Involvement Strategy has been developed to ensure wide involvement across the Trust's activities and services.

The Strategy and Action Plan were developed with internal and external stakeholders, and were available for public consultation in 2015.

Have your say on local health issues

Your feedback can help shape the healthcare services provided in Oxfordshire.

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.

Healthtalkonline / Youthhealthtalk

DIPEx has created two websites:


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.