Healthwatch Oxfordshire is to focus on people’s experiences of using mental health services during the year ahead, the organisation’s annual report reveals today (Wednesday June 26).
Writing in the report, the independent health watchdog’s Executive Director, Rosalind Pearce, says: “In 2019/20, mental health is the theme to our listening activities. We have heard so much about people’s experiences of mental health services over the past few years – we want to know more.
“We will work with, and through, our existing partnerships and organisations. We will use our enter-and-view powers to hear from service-users in the NHS and voluntary sector settings.”
The Annual Report outlines Healthwatch Oxfordshire’s key activities and achievements during 2018/19, which have included securing improvements to dental services, encouraging greater awareness of men’s health checks and looking at ways to improve community physiotherapy services.
Other priorities for the year ahead outlined in the report include listening to the families of military personnel, giving a voice to the voluntary sector, and working with neighbouring Healthwatch organisations where services work across county boundaries.
You can read or download the Annual Report at https://healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Healthwatch-Oxfordshire-Annual-Report-2018-19-Final.pdf
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