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Subject:                          Healthwatch Oxfordshire Briefing, February 14, 2020


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Your voice on health and social care

February 14, 2020

We are the county’s health and social care watchdog. We collect your opinions and experiences and inform and influence those who run your health and social care services.

Tell us your experience of social care services

In 2020 Healthwatch Oxfordshire is looking into Social Care in Oxfordshire – that is care and support given at home or in a care or residential home. Tell us about what the top three most important issues are for you.
Click here to take part.

Tell us your pharmacy experience

Healthwatch Oxfordshire wants to hear from you about your experience of using your pharmacy (or chemist) for health advice and getting prescriptions. Tell us what it’s like for you and what could be better.  Click here for more. If you know someone who does not receive this Briefing, please forward it on so that they can take part.

Latest reports now online

Healthwatch Oxfordshire has published six new reports, following on from its programme of Enter and View visits to mental health services in the autumn of 2019. Click here to read them. 

Come and join us!

There are two new exciting job opportunities at Healthwatch Oxfordshire! We are looking for:

  • A Community Involvement Officer, Marketing & Communications and
  • A Community Involvement Officer, Enter and View. 

For full details, including how to apply, visit this link
We're also looking for people to to join our Board of Trustees. Click here to find out more

Care providers 'outstanding'

Two Oxfordshire care providers have been rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission. The Close Care Home in Abingdon Road, Abingdon, and Care With Dignity Partnership, Drayton, both received the CQC's top rating. For all new Oxfordshire CQC reports, click here

Sobell House Community Project

Sobell House has launched a project to find out which services, community groups or activities you feel are beneficial for those requiring palliative or end of life care, and what is needed in addition to these. Click here to read more. 

Advice on coronavirus

Healthwatch England is sharing advice from NHS England on how you can protect yourself from coronavirus. 
Click here for more. 

Children's mental health booklist

Oxfordshire Libraries is supporting Reading Well for Children, a new national initiative just launched by The Reading Agency recommending books to help children, families and carers understand their feelings and worries and cope with tough times. Click here for more.

Public talk - your health matters

Do you want to learn more about mental health and wellbeing in patient care? Join South Central Ambulance Service at its next public talk in collaboration with Oxford University Hospitals and Oxford Health. Thursday, March 26 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Full details here

Learn about ethics in research

Oxford Health, alongside partner organisations, is holding a workshop to explore ethics in research, including how researchers address ethical questions in research projects. This workshop will explore ethics in research, including what is ethics, and ethics and co-production in research. It takes place on Thursday, March 19, 1.30pm, in Oxford. Click here for full details. 

Latest news from the AHSN

Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has published the latest edition of its newsletter, which is a special edition focusing on digital health. Click here for more. 

Review a service

Healthwatch Oxfordshire's Feedback Centre allows you to leave reviews of health and social care services in the county.
Share your experience, good or bad. Visit this link

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