North East Together Oxevision Survey and Stop Oxevision campaign

North East together (NEt) is a user led network by and for people with lived experience of mental health conditions in North East England. They work with service users and carers to improve services and speak out about the issues that affect us.

This survey is to better understand people's experiences and/or
opinions of Oxevision - a patient monitoring system consisting of an infrared sensor and camera that is being increasingly used in psychiatric hospital patient bedrooms across England. Northeast Together intend to use survey responses to inform future work around Oxevision.

Fill in their short survey here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7t13REdseWzZh5iYJBnONsQiA2Ltc2z_o1BCtdi2Ve_w6_A/viewform

Oxevision technology records a patient in the room, allowing staff
to remotely take the patient's pulse and respiration rate, as well as using the camera feature to observe where the patient is in the room. You can read Oxehealth's information about Oxevision here:  https://www.oxehealth.com/oxevision

NSUN (National Survivor User Network) and a group called Stop Oxevision have serious concerns about the use of the Oxevision monitoring system on mental health inpatient wards. Non-consensual surveillance is not acceptable. Consent must be specific, individual, informed, and ongoing. MHNE shares these concerns.

You can sign Stop Oxevision's open letter, hosted by the National Survivor User Network, here: https://www.nsun.org.uk/news/open-letter-on-the-use-of-oxevision-in-inpatient-settings/

Read the Disability News Service story here: https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/deep-concern-over-high-tech-system-that-allows-covert-surveillance-of-service-users/

An NSUN member has begun to collate a spreadsheet detailing the mental health trusts where the Oxevision/Oxeheath technology is being used. You can find the Google document which includes a map here:  

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UILG8r06LAaaUBHTKoLxlZzni2s6BDWrVss9dVw2ANE/edit

A second spreadsheet outlines all the oxevision posters and patient leaflets that Stop Oxevision have access to and the information they do and do not include:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19hF9bhdnGPi4IjK1xCFpCuHa0N9Oern5xD-tpDtmjtw/edit