The NHS belongs to the people.

This means putting patients at the heart of everything we do and involving current and former patients, their relatives and carers, and the wider community in the development of our services.

The RNOH is committed to developing a culture of involvement and participation through receiving and listening to the opinions of our patients and the public and by offering the opportunity to get involved in the work of the hospital.

We currently have several ways for you to get involved.

The Patient Group

If you are able to visit the hospital regularly (once a month or more), please take a look at our Patient Group. The Group carries out a number of activities at the hospital, including ward visits, reviewing patient leaflets, attending committees, and helping with mock inspections and audits.

Share your story

If you are unable to attend regularly, please consider sharing your story. Sharing your story may involve working with us to write a feature for our Reflexions newsletter, recording an audio interview, or producing a short film to share with members of our Trust board, the Care Quality Commission, or with our staff and volunteers for training purposes.

Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research 

Our research aims to improve the care and lives of our patients. In order to deliver this promise we need help from our patients, their carers and the public. Clinical research is not just about taking part in a specific study - there are many other ways to get involved. Find out more via RNOH's Research department.

You can find more about getting involved by clicking the links below. Or to find out more, please email