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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alert Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Social wellness

It is important for us to feel connected and have a sense of belonging. It is how we anchor ourselves in our environment and link with others around us.

By creating strong bonds we can build a healthy support network with people we work with, people at home and within our wider social circle.

OUH staff networks

Our staff networks offer safe spaces for the discussion of topics and issues that concern and impact on our staff.

Disabled Staff Network (DSN)

Our Disabled Staff Network is for anyone with an interest in supporting disabled staff and carers, to highlight barriers that they may face and to influence our Trust to resolve these. It offers the opportunity to connect with other interested people, so please join our mailing list and receive updates.

Email: Disabled.StaffNetwork@oxnet.nhs.uk

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network

We are an inclusive group of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) OUH staff, with a vision to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity, raise the profile of issues of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage, and forge links with other networks locally, nationally and internationally.

Email: ariel.lanada@ouh.nhs.uk

LGBT+ Staff Network

Our LGBT+ Staff Network offers support to colleagues within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities. Our activities are wide ranging, so please do contact us if you would like to find out more.

Email: LGBT@ouh.nhs.uk

Women's Network

Our Women's Network supports women within our workforce and facilitates the discussion and understanding of the issues affecting them.

Email: WomensNetwork@ouh.nhs.uk

Rainbow Shielders

For OUH staff who are shielding or have returned to work from shielding. Join in for a chat, share experiences and ask questions.

Alternate Thursday mornings on Microsoft Teams at 11.00am.

Contact Allison Warren: allison.warren@ouh.nhs.uk

Cultural ambassadors

Our network of cultural ambassadors comprises staff volunteers specially trained to support our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workforce through employee relations processes such as disciplinary investigations and hearings.

The ambassadors are tasked with raising issues relating to cultural awareness or unconscious bias and identifying potential areas for improvements within our processes.

If you would like to request the support of someone from the network, or to become a cultural ambassador, please let us know.

Email: tommy.snipe@ouh.nhs.uk

Bullying and Harassment Support

We are committed to addressing bullying and harassment within the workplace. If you feel you have been bullied or harassed at work, you may wish to have a confidential conversation about it with a colleague.

Our trained Bullying and Harassment Support Colleagues will listen to you and provide guidance and confidential support. Contact us for the up-to-date list of Colleagues in the Trust.

Email: b&hsupport@ouh.nhs.uk

Civility Saves Lives

This movement, headed by Dr Chris Turner, recognises the impact that incivility between colleagues within the healthcare industry can have on patient care and on the emotional wellbeing of our people.

Please take the time to watch these videos on YouTube:

Civility Saves Lives - Dr Chris Turner

COVID-19: Civility Matters - OUH FtSU Guardian, Jane Hervé

Freedom to Speak Up (FtSU) Guardians

We recognise that to deliver excellent patient care we have to look after the physical and emotional needs of our staff.

If you are aware of a situation that is adversely affecting your, or your colleagues', health and wellbeing, or you witness an incident of incivility, please tell us about it, so that we can make improvements.

You can speak to our Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in confidence.

Email: ftsu@ouh.nhs.uk

Tel: 07500 107889

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