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.


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."

Robert Presses Health Secretary on GP Recruitment

Robert said: “The recruitment and retention of GPs is one of the biggest challenges facing the NHS in our area.  I am encouraged by the significant increase in the number of doctors entering GP training, and it is important this progress is built upon to meet the Government’s target of getting an

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 meets with Katharine House Hospice

Robert said, "Thank you to staff at Katharine House Hospice for taking the time to meet with me, we had an interesting discussion about the service they provide, which I know has helped many people in West Oxfordshire."

Robert meets with Siemens in Eynsham

Robert said, "It was great to catch up with this global leader, based here in West Oxfordshire.  In Eynsham, they create magnets which are used in over 30% of MRI machines installed in hospitals worldwide.