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.

News

Robert Shows his Support for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Robert attended a recent Parliamentary event hosted by Muscular Dystrophy UK and Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK to raise awareness of their campaign to have the drug Spinraza approved by NICE and thus available to patients on the NHS.  Robert met with his constituents, Mat and Jo, who are campaigning

Robert Pledges His Support for Social Care Recruitment Campaign

Robert has pledged his support for the 'Every Day is Different' campaign, which seeks to encourage people to consider a career in the social care sector. The new, national campaign aims to boost recruitment into the adult social care sector, where there are approximately 110,000 vacancies across

Robert Welcomes NHS Long-Term Plan

Yesterday, the Government launched the NHS 'Long-Term Plan', a 10-year plan - developed and driven forward by clinicians, patients and medical experts - explaining what the health service will do to enable people to live healthier lives for longer, and how it will get the most out of the addition

Robert Celebrates Cogges Surgery Success

Robert has welcomed the news that Oxfordshire health bosses have agreed to cancel the termination notice for Cogges GP practice.  This means that the Cogges GP partners will continue to provide primary care services to their patient list going forward.

Robert Welcomes Plans to Teach First Aid in Schools

Robert has welcomed Government plans to make the teaching of basic first aid in schools compulsory.  From 2020 learning first aid will be mandatory for every pupil, with all youngsters in England taught how to administer CPR, the purpose of defibrillators, and basic treatments for common injuries

Robert's 2018 Highlights in 60 Seconds

2018 was a very busy year indeed with much to celebrate both locally and nationally. Here are just some of my highlights from last year - in 60 seconds!

Robert Courts MP

Oxfordshire MPs Meet with Oxfordshire Health Bosses

Robert said: "Had a really productive meeting with Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group together with other Oxfordshire MPs.  Plenty to discuss, most notbaly recruitment, mental health services & delayed transfers of care.  These constructive dialogues are so important: we need to work to

Robert Presses Health Minister on New Cancer Strategy

Robert said: "I welcome the Government's important ambition to improve cancer survival rates through a new strategy to ensure three-quarters of cancer patients are diagnosed early. For this ambitious target to be met, it is vital that the NHS has the cancer specialists and experts it needs."