Get Involved

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We believe that communicating and engaging with our local population is key to achieving our vision. We are committed to putting the patient first and applying the principle of ‘No decision about me without me’ in our commissioning approach. We use the NHS England Principles for Participation to guide our public involvement activities.

The population of Oxfordshire is diverse and each community has different needs. It is important for us to understand this diversity to ensure health services are planned properly and provide equity in terms of access, experience and outcomes for everyone.

By making sure that the voices of patients, carers and voluntary organisations are heard and that their opinions and suggestions are considered, we are better able to consistently commission high quality services. The experiences and knowledge of patients and the public are at the heart of the decisions we make and are invaluable in identifying areas of waste and key in finding solutions.

How you can get involved

There are many ways that you can get involved and influence your local NHS services in Oxfordshire:


You can also contact the Communications and Engagement team directly with your feedback by emailing or call us on 01865 334638.


If you are invited to attend an event to help with a piece of work, your out of pocket expenses will be covered. More information will be available from the person who invited you.

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