Our Next Step looks forward to the New Year

News: Our next step

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to the Our Next Step campaign which will shape the future of Oxleas for all of us.

We’re in the process of developing our strategy for the next five years and want our staff, service users, communities and partners to join in and contribute.

Our Next Step is a series of conversations which will shape our plan, so we can continue to deliver the best quality of care to those who need it most. The answers to our future direction sit with you – which is why we want everyone to have their say and get involved.

We have received some fantastic feedback during the first stage through the survey, feedback boxes and events. The next stage will be to explore the emerging themes within teams. We will then be asking for your votes on the main focus of the strategy and actions you think should be taken.

Our series of Closer to Home events were well attended and some very thought-provoking discussions took place. We've also held sessions with governors and will be meeting with a wide range of service user and carer groups in the New Year to gather their views.

This week we held our second live webinar where Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, Director for Strategy and People, Rachel Clare Evans and Our Next Step staff engagement project lead, Dean Grace-Hicks, talked about what we have learned so far and what we have planned for the New Year.

You can view the webinar below:

One exciting new opportunity to give staff an additional way of sharing ideas and views will be the introduction of staff assemblies in the New Year.

The assemblies will each have distinct local identities across the trust to harness the expertise of our staff to make changes that benefit staff and patients. To get involved in the staff assemblies, please contact Dean at dean.grace@nhs.net.

As part of the second phase of our journey, teams will be having discussions to review the feedback we have had so far and to contribute further should they wish to with both online and offline opportunities.

We'd still love for you to get involved, we look forward to hearing your views.

Published on 23rd December 2019