Check In & Chat with an NHS Volunteer Responder

NHS Volunteer Care Responders - Check In & Chat programme

Check In and Chat is a free service connecting individuals with compassionate and friendly volunteers for encouraging and supportive phone calls. Returning home after a hospital stay can be a relief, but for those without a support system, it can be overwhelming. That’s why NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is encouraging patients discharged from hospital to request Check In and…

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MP encourages constituents to take part in John Radcliffe journey times campaign

Victoria Prentis MP

Victoria Prentis, Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire, is encouraging her constituents to take part in her campaign, collecting information on journey times to the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) in Oxford. The idea follows a meeting with the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG), where journey times were discussed. Victoria stated in the meeting that door-to-department journey times, including the time…

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Health & Heartbreak: Healthcare Before the NHS

Author, Jeannie Duckworth

A Gloucestershire author has had her book, ‘Health and Heartbreak – Healthcare Before the NHS’, published in February this year. Radio Horton’s resident Live at Three presenter, Liz MacLeod took the opportunity to speak with author, Jeannie Duckworth about the release of her book, and to find out what healthcare was like in Britain, prior to 1948. Listen back below.…

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New Chaplain Appointed for Horton Hospital

Bishop Colin Fletcher OBE of Dorchester, licensing Revd. Dr Geoff Morgan as Team Chaplain at the Horton General Hospital

On 21st April 2016, Radio Horton brought live to patients’ bedsides the Welcome Service and Licensing of Reverend Dr. Geoff Morgan as Team Chaplain for the Horton General Hospital within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Opening the service, Lead Chaplain, Revd. Canon Dr. Margaret Whipp said: “It’s my joy to welcome today everybody who’s attended. Members of staff from…

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Doctor Phil Hammond on the NHS

How to Survive the NHS and Help the NHS survive

Infamous TV Comedian, and medicinal scientist, Dr. Phil Hammond is bringing his stage-show, dubbed ‘How to Survive the NHS and Help the NHS Survive’ to Banbury’s Mill Arts Centre on 19th February 2016. Ahead of the performance, Radio Horton’s Anthony Brown quizzed Phil on his views on the current state of the NHS, along with his quirky thoughts and opinions…

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