Talking Health Newsletter - March 2022

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News Update

Remain Cautious, Aware and Considerate about COVID

With COVID-19 rules changing, we have advice on how you can stay safe and well:

  • Be considerate. If you feel ill, please still try to stay away from others and remain at home while you have symptoms.
  • Be aware. There will be many people in our communities who will still be nervous about COVID-19. Be conscious of other people’s situations and what they are comfortable with and  try to adjust your behaviour accordingly.
  • Be cautious. Infection rates are still high and will remain so for some time to come. Making sensible decisions, such as wearing a face covering in crowded places and letting fresh air into indoor spaces does not mean restricting what you do.

For further information on COVID-19  see here

It’s Not Too Late for a COVID Jab

You can still get your first, second or booster vaccination at one of our local walk-in clinics without an appointment – to find a clinic near you see here. You can also book your COVID jab via the national system, which includes attending large vaccination centres see here

Join Us for the Governing Bodies Meetings in Common

The next Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West CCGs meetings in common are being held on Thursday 10 March (1.30pm-3.30pm). You are welcome to join the virtual event. 

The meetings in common provide an update about progress in patient care, an overview of performance of local health services and finances. For further information or to submit a question about an agenda item see here (link to press release please on website)

Film About Chipping Norton First Aid Unit Service

Watch a short video which explains care for minor illnesses and conditions at the first aid unit, based at Chipping Norton Health Centre. These include help and advice on treating sprains, burns, fever or minor eye and skin conditions. You will need to call NHS 111 in the first instance to access the first aid unit.

Share Your Views: Support for People with Special Needs

You have until Thursday 10 March to have your say on two consultations being run by Oxfordshire County Council on plans to develop a more inclusive approach to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). To share your views see here

Partnership Information

Become a Trustee With Healthwatch Oxfordshire

If you are passionate about local health and social care services you could consider applying to become a trustee with the our health watchdog. This is a voluntary role but you will help shape and further improve services. For further information and how to apply see here

Care Home Survey

Healthwatch Oxfordshire would like to hear about your recent experiences of visiting loved ones in a care home. What has the care home done well? What could be improved? For more information and to share your views please complete an anonymous online survey by 8 April 2022 see here


View all County Council Consultations

You can view and take part in Oxfordshire County Council's consultations.  
You can see more information about a specific consultation by visiting ‘Let’s Talk Oxfordshire’ (you will need to register if it’s your first visit) 

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