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Following current government guidance we have stopped our face-face engagement activities for now and our staff are working from home. We want to reassure you that we are still listening and want to hear from you!

Follow this link to find out how.

Healthwatch Oxfordshire would like to say a BIG "Thank You"

Healthwatch Oxfordshire would like to say "thank you" to ALL the amazing NHS staff, care and support staff and volunteers who are working so hard to keep Oxfordshire safe and supported during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Latest information and advice on Coronavirus

Want to know more about Coronavirus and what you should do to try and avoid catching it? For up to date national and local information follow this link.

Advice and Support during Coronavirus

Advice and Support during Coronavirus, including both national and regional information can be read on the Healthwatch Oxfordshire website, please follow this link to read more.

COVID 19: Easy Read information for people with learning disability & autism

NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Forum has been working with Public Health England to make some easy read information about Coronavirus (sometimes called COVID-19.) It includes a funky rap video about one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of the virus: wash your hands. To find out more follow this link.

Changes to MIU and First Aid Unit opening times in Oxfordshire

Due to the Coronavirus situation the NHS is redeploying key clinical staff to where they are most needed. This means there will be reduced opening hours of Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) and First Aid Units (FAUs) in Oxfordshire from Monday 23 March 2020. Follow this link to find out more.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.  Click here to read more.

Your NHS needs you!

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people to NHS Volunteer Responders.
Follow this link to find out how you can help.

Coronavirus – Changes to Veterans UK Services

Are you a Veteran? As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, and in line with Government public health advice, Veterans UK are taking steps to minimise the risks to veterans and their families. Follow this link to find out more.

Healthshare responds on our Feedback Centre

Healthwatch Oxfordshire are happy to report that Healthshare are now responding to comments left on our Feedback Centre. You can leave feedback and read the Healthshare responses by following this link to our feedback centre.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides information about Oxfordshire's population and the factors affecting health, wellbeing, and social care needs. The 2020 JSNA was due to be reviewed on 19th March 2020 at the Oxfordshire Health and Wellbeing Board meeting, which was cancelled to release essential staff.  This version of the 2020 JSNA is a working draft which may be updated.

Survey looks at mental health and wellbeing in under-fives

Healthwatch Oxfordshire is currently running a survey into the support available for mental health and wellbeing for children aged under five. Click here to learn 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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