Our Next Step

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Step this way to have your say

Our Next Step is a series of conversations with everyone who is part of Oxleas, to help shape our strategy for the next five years.

These conversations have been taking place across our services and we’d love you to join us on our journey by getting involved.

We know that it is you, at the heart of our organisation, who know it best and it’s vital to hear all of your views over the coming months to help shape the future of Oxleas for all of us.

We’ve already been busy collecting your views and suggestions but there is still time and plenty of ways for you to have your say.

Hear from Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, in our short video below, about the fantastic responses we’ve had already to the Our Next Step campaign and what’s next.


During January, team discussions have been taking place amongst colleagues and we issued our service user/carer survey so people who aren’t staff can also share their views.

Please note - the survey is now closed.


Our webinars are another way for you to have your say – we will post details of the next webinar on this page.

We’ve been out and about spreading the word among colleagues, service users, carers and our stakeholder groups about the Our Next Step campaign. We’re asking you what you think Oxleas should be focusing on over the next five years to help shape our trustwide strategy.

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Don’t forget to join us on twitter to keep up to date on where and when you can get involved to help shape our future. You can also contact us via email at: oxl-tr.OurNextStep@nhs.net to share information and ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

Previous Webinars

On 14 November, we streamed a special digital event with Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, and Sally Bryden, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs and Trust Secretary, where they shared their thoughts on the Reflect Day, along with what’s next for the #OurNextStep conversation.

Watch the webinar below:

Our second #OurNextStep took place on 19 Dec 2019 with Director for Strategy and People, Rachel Clare Evans, Staff Engagement Project Manager, Dean Grace-Hicks, and Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, joining Kaleidoscope's Chloe Hellier to talk about what we have learned so far and what we have planned for the New Year.

Watch the webinar below:

Our third webinar was broadcast live on 31 January 2020, and saw Lisa Tan, Head of Communications at Oxleas, and Dr Abi Fadipe, Deputy Medical Director, talk about the team discussions that have taken place and identifying initial priorities.

You can watch a recording of the webinar below.