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


Robert meets with staff from Order of St John

Robert said, "I greatly enjoyed meeting with staff and discussing their work.  I was interested to learn about the work of the Trust, discuss the issues in the care sector, and understand the real value of their work in the community.  Thank you for taking the time to meet with me!"

Robert ready to fight for Cogges Surgery

Robert said, "I am very concerned that Cogges Surgery is facing uncertainty - the last thing anyone wants in Witney is for another GP Practice to close.

Robert meets with staff at Witney Community Hospital

Robert said, "With a lot of proposed changes for Oxfordshire's healthcare, it was excellent to meet with staff to see all the fantastic work they are doing.  Witney Community Hospital is a great asset to the town and essential for residents.  It is leading the way in making its services work for