High Quality Healthcare for All

Since being elected as your MP, healthcare has been one of my very highest priorities. With Oxfordshire Health bosses looking at how to make Oxfordshire's health services work best in the future, as well as issues with local services, this is an essential topic that I will continue to work hard on.

I have, for the first time ever, brought together local health bosses and planning chiefs to ensure that when new homes are built locally they coincide with new or upgraded healthcare provision.

I have also campaigned successfully alongside community groups and other Oxfordshire MPs to protect local services. Cogges Surgery is going from strength to strength and my efforts also helped to retain world-leading cancer scanning services and expert staff at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

Nationally, I welcome the publication of the NHS Long-Term Plan which will make sure our NHS is able to address the challenges of the coming decades. Backed by a historic funding increase of £33.9 billion, the Long-Term Plan places an emphasis on community care, which is so important for a rural area like West Oxfordshire.

Our NHS and the services it provides are vital to us all.  From ensuring residents are consulted, to campaigning for better GP access in our rural area, I will always fight for local services.  I will focus on building key relationships to understand the complex challenges that surround them, and work to improve mental health provision and adult social care.


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 Joins Panel Discussion at Launch of APPG for Dementia Report

Robert said: "Amidst the theatrics of the ongoing leadership contest, the crucial day-to-day work of Parliament continues. This morning, I'm taking part in a panel discussion to mark the launch of an important report put together by the APPG on Dementia, of which I am a member.