OMHP named regional winners in NHS Parliamentary Awards

The OMHP team was chosen from hundreds of nominations and received the unanimous backing of all six of Oxfordshire MPs to be named regional Excellence in Mental Health Care.
The NHS Parliamentary Awards asked MPs across the country to find and nominate NHS individuals and teams they thought had made the biggest improvements to health services in their constituencies across 10 categories.

We are better together


The judging panel named OMHP regional winner from among hundreds of entries after hearing how the partnership improves the lives of more than 6,000 people living with mental health challenges a year.

Judges heard how the partnership offers recovery, hope and ambition to people in Oxfordshire through a recovery programme of all-round support and care. We offer people a complete recovery package focusing on emotional and physical care, wellbeing, education, skills, employment, financial stability and housing. We are able to do this through a range of intersecting services, project and initiatives which combine to create a network of support around service-users by working together as specialist mental health organisations from the NHS and third sector in Oxfordshire.

As a result we know people are less likely to be readmitted to hospital and are better able to recover and flourish.

After being discharged from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 97 per cent of people are not readmitted to hospital within 28 days and 92 per cent of people are not readmitted to hospital within 90 days.

Friends, family and carers who support people with mental health challenges in Oxfordshire tell us they are pleased with the care and support OMHP offers with 86 per cent telling us they are satisfied with the care and support offered to service users and 86 per cent telling us they are satisfied with the care and support we offer them as carers.

Dan Knowles, chairman of Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership said: “The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership brings together the best of the NHS and charitable sector in Oxfordshire and helps over 6,000 patients per year. Since inception four years ago we have demonstrated significant improvements in outcomes for our patients and a track record of innovation in service design. This award is testament to the users of our services, our staff, and volunteers; we are proud to have been recognised in these prestigious national awards.”

Find out more about the NHS Parliamentary Awards.