OCCGs Patient and Public Engagement Strategy 2015 - 2019

Young People

OCCG first developed a Communications and Engagement Strategy in 2011. A new strategy was then produced for 2013 when OCCG was established as the commissioner for most local NHS services for Oxfordshire. As such, what follows, is a refresh of the new strategy. It does not start from scratch but seeks to build on the work undertaken by OCCG and its predecessor organisations with public and patients over the past few years. The strategy aims to support the delivery of the OCCG’s strategic objectives as described in the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s strategy for 2014/15 -2018/9.

This strategy sets out our approach to patient and public engagement. It is based on the principle of the importance of open and two way dialogue with patients, the public and key stakeholders. It also acknowledges Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (OCCG’s) statutory responsibilities and the NHS commitment to involve patients in the way in which health services are planned and managed.

OCCG is committed to putting the patient first and applying the principle of ‘No decision about me without me’ in its commissioning approach. This means we must continue to increase patient participation and public engagement in as many aspects of OCCG’s work as possible.

Effective communication and engagement with local communities is central to OCCG achieving its vision: ‘by working together we will have a healthier population, with fewer inequalities, and health services that are high quality, cost effective and sustainable.’


The Communications and Engagement Strategy 2015 - 2019 was agreed that the CCGs Board meeting on 26 November.  To download a full copy of this document, please click here.


This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    20 Mar 2015 at 09:00
  • Closed
    10 May 2015 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    10 Jul 2015


  • Young people
  • Families
  • Older people
  • Carers
Which locality (local area in Oxfordshire) is this for:
  • Oxford City
  • North Oxfordshire
  • North East Oxfordshire
  • South West Oxfordshire
  • South East Oxfordshire
  • West Oxfordshire
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • GPs
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Opticians
  • Staff
  • People with a disability
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Community groups