Mental health is a key priority for the NHS, as outlined in the Long Term Plan 2019. To support this, the Oxford AHSN is working with NHS commissioners and providers, industry partners, other AHSNs and the voluntary sector to improve mental healthcare and wellbeing. We identify and spread innovations and improvements in mental health and patient safety projects across the Oxford AHSN region and connect innovators to potential sources of funding.
The Oxford AHSN’s mental health portfolio is led by Fran Butler. It sits within the Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement programme and also links to the AHSN’s other two major programmes: Clinical Innovation Adoption and Strategic and Industry Partnerships.