Future of Oxfordshire's Healthcare

Local healthcare services are important to us all: doesn’t everyone want to know that, if a loved one falls ill, they will receive the very best care? Using local services myself, I have made them an absolute priority: looking to the future, engaging with healthcare professionals at all levels, working with patients’ groups, really getting to grips with the issues and making the case for the local healthcare services that we all want to see.

I led a debate in Parliament on “The Future of Oxfordshire’s Healthcare- making the points you want made, directly to the Government - and I continue to work closely with local health bosses to improve services.

Nationally, the Government has committed to providing the NHS with an additional £33.9 billion - which represents a record funding boost. This funding is backed by a clinically-led Long-Term Plan, which sets out how we can ensure the NHS provides world-class care long into the future. Additional funding is also being put into social care, but clearly more needs to be done. I eagerly await the Government's proposals to make our social care system - which represents the unfinished revolution of our times - fit for the future

In Oxfordshire, the Clinical Commissioning Group have established Locality Plans, which look at the future of primary care services, such as GP practices.  These are important in deciding how healthcare is run at the level the vast majority of us interact with it on a regular basis - you can read my submissions for the three localities which cover West Oxfordshire below.

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Robert Courts MP response to West Oxfordshire Locality Plan 36.83 KB
Robert Courts MP response to the North Oxfordshire Locality Plan 19.94 KB
Robert Courts MP response to North East Oxfordshire Locality Plan 19.24 KB
Robert Courts MP response to Phase One of Oxfordshire Transformation Plan 4.04 MB

News

Chipping Norton First Aid Unit Survey

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) have proposed that the Chipping Norton First Aid Unit (FAU) will move from its current location in the Chipping Norton Community Hospital building to the adjacent Chipping Norton Health Centre building. Both are on the same site. 

Local Health Survey

Living in Bladon with my young family, I know just how important the NHS and our local NHS services are. That is because my family and I use the local NHS, are registered with a local GP and, just a few short months ago, my wife gave birth to our second child at a local NHS hospital.

Robert Welcomes PET-CT Success

On Tuesday 3 September, NHS England and Improvement, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT), and InHealth announced that PET-CT scanning services would remain at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

Robert Joins Local Ambulance Crew on the Morning Shift

Robert said: "This morning I was honoured to join ambulance crew from the South Central Ambulance Service for a ride-along to learn more about - and to observe first hand - the incredible work they do to save lives across our area.

Robert Catches Up With Professor Westaby

Robert said: "Great to catch up with Professor Stephen Westaby recently to discuss his latest projects and how we can improve patient care locally. Professor Westaby is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration so every conversation with him is of value."